Red Leather

It’s a good thing that I used to practice the actors’ tongue twisters.  You know.  Well, maybe you don’t.

 

Red leather, yellow letter, Red leather, yellow letter, Red leather, yellow letter, Red leather, yellow letter, Red leather, yellow letter, Good blood, bad blood, Eleven benevolent elephants, The big, black-backed bumblebee, A critical cricket critic, Selfish shellfish, Selfish shellfish, Selfish shellfish, Selfish shellfish, Selfish shellfish, Selfish shellfish, Selfish shellfish, Unique New York, Unique New York, The tip of the tongue, the lips, the teeth, Unique New York, Red leather, yellow letter.

 

Then you go, “Bzzzzzz, Ummmmm, Nyaaaaaah, Puh, Puh, Puy, Tuh, Tuh, Tuy, Kuh, Kuh, Kah.”

 

Henceforth you are useless for adult conversations.

 

Although, you are ready to go on stage.

 

When you live with a non-actor, he is always rolling his eyes and asking you to quit saying, “Puh, Puh, Puh.”

 

Worse is when you are studying for a character with an accent.  Walk around the house for months—absolutely months—speaking in dialects, bizarre and often exaggerated for learning purposes.  My fave is to say nonsense syllables in the center of my upper palate in a German intonation.  My husband, work-mates, dogs, cats and sister have all at times been repeatedly addressed, with a lot of hissing and throat clearing, as “Herr Kruetzenhalerheimerschnitzelenzimmer.”

 

It’s a good thing that I used to practice the actors’ tongue twisters.  Because.  Following is my dialogue for a recent shoot where I played an executive in a technology company:

 

“We’re snapping to a quarterly release cadence.  It puts us on target for a high-level look-back schedule per my FY09 ROMing for Q3 or H2 timeframe in the rhythm of the business.  Everyone is MGX.”

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