2/14/2017

Critical Perspective: The Cone of Cogency @Phil



P.S. - I need help putting title for the Dissertation and the Chapters in the appropriate posh way.

1/23/2017

Adaptation B: Chosen idea, initial research

With the feedback on my initial research, my project got a better base to work with. After looking up into forums where parents post song lyrics their children misheard or in general it turned out that this has a name -mondegreen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen).

Where the name 'mondegreen' comes from: http://www.homecomingmagazine.com/article/what-was-that-again-hilarious-misheard-christmas-lyrics/

Links with misheard lyrics:
https://www.gransnet.com/forums/other_subjects/a1215129-Childrens-misheard-words-or-song-lyrics
http://www.kidspot.com.au/the-best-misheard-song-lyrics-of-all-time/
http://www.dance.net/topic/8715764/1/Children-Parenting/Kids-and-their-wonderful-misheard-lyrics-Or-I-have-to-leave-the-room-before-I-wee-myself.html&replies=20
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3646402/The-40-misheard-song-lyrics.html
https://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/23-song-lyrics-youve-been-singing-wrong-for-years?utm_term=.aeVxyvk9Q#.vo9Rqzk16
http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/2012/01/funniest-song-lyrics-kids-ever-got.html (this one is particularly funny)

Upon further research malapropism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malapropism) and spoonerism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism) came up.

Examples for malapropism:
http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-malapropism.html
http://www.almanac.com/extra/funny-malapropisms
http://www.fun-with-words.com/mala_famous.html

Examples for spoonerism:
http://www.fun-with-words.com/spoon_example.html
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/examples-of-spoonerism.html

There are also anagrams, palindromes and pangrams. Examples and explanation for all of these things I found in this website http://www.fun-with-words.com/index.html.


A weird video that kind of includes the things I mentioned so far




Adaptation B: Brainstorm

As I want to do personification I decided to look into idioms and what I can do with them.

One of the ideas was to do a personification of food with name such as 'hot dog', 'french fries', 'jawbreaker', chocolate mousse' etc. One of the inspirations is the movie 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory':  http://mentalfloss.com/article/68399/11-wonderful-words-willy-wonka-and-chocolate-factory

Cakes in the style of this film: https://uk.pinterest.com/scrib9877/cakes-willy-wonka-the-chocolate-factory/

From here I thought I can go with sweet stuff mostly so I looked up desserts across the globe from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_desserts#Dessert_sauces and idioms from here http://www.dailywritingtips.com/25-idioms-about-bread-and-dessert/ and here https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/.

I found nice galleries on Pinterest about idioms and language in general:
https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=idioms&rs=typed&term_meta[]=idioms%7Ctyped
https://uk.pinterest.com/bcarroll98/literal-vs-nonliteral/

Another idea I got was to create a world inspired by pizza Four Seasons. Winter would be always sad, because everyone runs away from her in tears, as she is made out of inion and cheese. Summer would be spicy, made from peppers and pepperoni. Autumn would be made out of potatoes and mushrooms and spring would be all veggie and healthy. 

Mudbox: Pepper

First try in Mudbox. More artistic, less technical, definitely approving this software. Even tho I overdid it with the effects, I was mainly trying it out.