43% beating your own face in

I am working on a project.

Except I don’t say it prahject.  I say it proaject (‘oa’ as in ‘boat’).  Because I am Canadian.

And people make fun of me for that.

For saying ‘proaject’.

Not for being Canadian.

I also say progress as ‘proagress’ (again, ‘oa’ as in ‘boat’).

But I am not saying that as much today, because I am not making as much progress as I would like.  Just working away on my project.

For now, I’ll leave you with this little clip (hat tip to the folks at the Fans of SCBWI page on facebook) .

However you say it, do YOU have a project?  You could tell us about it in the comments.

Please do.

To see more of Lev’s work, check out his website or his YouTube channel.


  • Curious minds want to know…(ok just my curious mind) do you place the emphasis on the first syllable or the second. I keep hearing the verb to project when I read your post but wonder if perhaps you keep the emphasis the same as the less interesting pronunciation of prahject.

    And of course the same happens for progress as well.

    We finally tore down the kitchen deck and are working on building the new one. At times like this I consider that I could leave teaching behind and become an apprentice construction chick cuz I really like this stuff.

  • perhaps it is because i am a ‘multi-trasker’ but i like to have many projects with which to badger myself with all at once. just kidding. I have improved on this project-self-talk method considerably. It has taken a lot of effort and still rears its little head now and then. effing prahject.

    Some projects on my current list:
    food label – any progress would be delightfully accepted
    make strawberry rhubarb jam
    make chocolate and almond brittle
    (eat above: savour and share)
    write some more chapters in my collaborate RN gals novel
    process 80 pounds of apples into various deliciousness
    experiment with celiac cookie making – goal = delicious
    update business plan

    i think i am going to go an makes some tea. yum.

    love you.

  • Dr. Kim: when it is a noun, I absolutely place the emphasis on the first syllable; when it is a verb, the second. I don’t know if my pronunciation makes it more interesting, but it does make me an anomaly.

    I also like the construction chick thing – working with power tools is cool, and… um, powerful. Also, hammering shit and stuff. 😉

    BSN: I love your project list. And your progress on self-talk. Little effer, indeed. Also, I think chocolate-almond brittle is called for.

    We went through a 30-pound box of peaches. Just ate them. I thought I’d get some frozen or make salsa or something, but we just ate them. Must get another box. Oh, darn.

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