Eric Church is in a stink with Taylor Swift fans over a new cryptic teaser promoting his next album, The Outsiders.
Now pulled from the Internet, the YouTube video featured a clip of Taylor’s Pinnacle Award acceptance speech at the CMA Awards, recalling how she replaced Eric on a Rascal Flatts tour. The clip then repeated Taylor saying, “Eric Church got fired,” over and over.
What a lot of people don’t know is that Eric and Taylor are actually friends. Before he filmed the teaser, he asked Taylor directly if he could use the clip to get his fans excited about the new . Taylor gave Eric the green light, but then she talked to her label, which said that the video had to be pulled from the Web.
An 11-year-old girl has been told she’s not allowed to sell mistletoe to help pay for her braces, but the city of Portland, OR, says she can legally beg for money.
Her and her dad were selling mistletoe, downtown, where they city holds a weekly market when a security guard told them they had to stop because of a city ordinance.
The guard told her she could sell outside the boundaries of the park the market was in, or she could just ask people for donations to help cover her costs.
She told them she didn’t want to beg, she wanted to work for her money.
A Portland Parks Bureau spokesman said that begging is a form of free speech and covered under the first amendment.
Merriam-Webster dictionary’s word of the year is… science.
They looked at which words people looked up on their website, and they found a 176% increase in the number of times people looked up the word science.
So they went with science for the word of the year.
They think it makes sense, since many of the things we’re dealing with, whether it be climate change, or environmental regulation… it’s all science related.
Rounding out the top five are cognitive, rapport, communication, and niche.
While the British accent comes in first place for most accent-loving people in the U.S., a new survey claims that the southern drawl is winning fans left and right.
With that in mind, here are a few more reasons that Southern men make the best boyfriends.
1. They Have Great Manners- Southerners are known for having some swoon-worthy manners, from using polite words to holding doors open.
2. Their Choice Of Words Is Pretty Damn Cute- 'Beau' is much sexier than ‘boyfriend’ and who doesn't want to be called "darlin'?"
3. They Don't Play Games- If you kiss the dude, he's your boyfriend. No need to have a lot of 'so, where is this going?' conversations.
4. They're Great Cooks-This one seems to be especially true for those who have a deep appreciate of fried food. Who doesn't love fried green tomatoes?
5. They Tend To Be Close To Their Family- Any guy who has a great relationship with his family, especially his mom, is definitely a catch.
6. They Respect Women- Bordering on "annoying putting-of-ladies-on-pedestals stuff” is still way better than not being respected at all.
7. They're A Proud People- While northerners are definitely stoked to be Yankees, there's nothing quite like southern pride.
8. They'll Introduce You To Grits- Never had grits? They are a southern staple and specialty, and definitely something you should probably get hooked on. Now.
9. They Wear Seersucker- Greatest. Fabric. Ever.
10. They Take Their Time- Compared to their northern counterparts, southern men literally take time to smell the flowers.
Based on words and phrases, the US is split into over 20 different regions - each with their own dialect.
Eastern New England: Blue collar residents from Maine to Massachusetts who drop their Rs and substitute an H - they “pahk their cah in havad yahd”
Boston Urban: The Eastern New England accent gets a few sub-dialects when you get into the city include Southie and Boston Brahmin. They’re usually related to class.
Western New England: Outside eastern Massachusetts, it’s actually the T that gets dropped.
Hudson Valley: Those north of NYC have an accent influenced by Dutch settlers. They call donuts olycooks.
New York City: The melting pot of NYC has created its own dialect where TH sounds like Ds and words smash together easily.
Bonac: A dialect only found on Long Island which is a combination of the NYC and Eastern New England dialect.
Inland Northern: Upstate New York and Vermont combine Western New England and the Midwest. Here donuts are called friedcakes.
San Francisco Urban: Though it’s on the west coast their dialect sounds more like the east coast - a combination of Northeastern and Midwestern English.
Upper Midwestern: Here they have a midwestern twang that comes from a combination of Northeasterners and Southerners who migrated up the Mississippi River, as well as the Scandanavian immigrants who settled the area.
Chicago Urban: Da Bears. Chicago’s dialect was influenced by migrants who traveled along the Erie Canal, west from the Northeast.
North Midland: The Scotch-Irish, German and Quaker settlers from Pennsylvania to the central Midwest created a “transition zone” between the north and south.
Pennsylvania German-English: In the center of the state people speak with a dialect that sounds more German than English.
Rocky Mountain: Area near Montana, Colorado and Utah are influenced from frontier settlers and Native American languages.
Pacific Northwest: More influence from Native American languages. But there’s less of an accent here than elsewhere, given the fact that the region was settled relatively recently.
Pacific Southwest: The settlers who showed up came to California for the gold, and that still shows in some of their slang.
Southwestern: Mexican and Spanish influences are shown in this area.
Ozark: Southern Appalachian settlers developed their own dialect - think Beverly Hillbillies.
Southern Appalachian: An accent similar to the southern midlands, but g’s are often dropped from words.
Virginia Piedmont: South of Washington D.C. a southern drawl starts to appear.
Coastal Southern: A Piedmont drawl mixed with colonial English.
Gullah: A Creole mix found in coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina - it combines English with West African languages brought over by slaves who entered the U.S. in the 1700s and 1800s.
Gulf Southern: Basically the Deep South minus Georgia and New Orleans.
Louisiana: The French settlers who first traveled up the Mississippi River brought a whole mess of dialects. They include Cajun French, which incorporates some Spanish, and Cajun English, which makes New Orleans “Nawlins.”