I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:58 pm

When I first heard of Elgar's "Cockaigne Overture" I thought they were saying "cocaine". :lol: But that is where the word "Cockney" is derived from. Sorry - I'm sure you all knew that already.
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby alanso » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:00 am

Well, I'm Irish so I say tirty tree anda tird. But I've lived in Canada for a year so I have a bit of 'thurdythree and one thurd' going on now. I also string together as many words as possible into a sentence.

Then there's Irish slang/traveler slang/internet slang mixed in depending on who I'm with/who I'm trying to annoy..
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby raptornx01 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:02 pm

And interesting quiz

http://t.co/gZbxvzcZAw
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:40 pm

It thinks I'm from New York, Yonkers or Jersey City. :?
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby phalarope » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:28 am

That's because it's a USA dialect quiz, Tony. I doubt it recognizes north Wales (if that is indeed your accent).

It did correctly put me in the mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware), though with more heat in Virginia, probably because I selected 'brew-thru' for a drive-through liquor store, only because I have encountered ONE of these in my entire life, nowhere near where I grew up, probably shifting me south. If I had never encountered this isolated business, I would have selected 'I have no word for this kind of thing'. I am 'Merlin' born and bred, and my accent is thicker now that I've lived on the Eastern Shore for 25 years than it was in high school.
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:26 am

South Wales. ;)

The funny thing is, a lot of Americans I meet think I'm from Boston Mass. :D
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:53 am

I got Tallahassee FL, Jacksonville FL, and..... Louisville Kentucky :?

Well, the other two at least the state is right (even though both are northern Florida). Apparently I got Louisville because I say yard-sale.
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby chris.ph » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:29 am

yonkers, new york and providence :D long way from swansea :lol: :lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Ghost » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:45 am

as above
also a long way from Halesowen
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:48 pm

Hey ya all I'm a New Yorker, Yorkers etc. But in Scotland just across the
pond from New York. :lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby jaznbonnie » Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:57 pm

Apparently I could be from Lincoln, Nebraska, Overland Park, Kansas or Reno, Nevada. Guess that's not too surprising since I was born and raised in California where most of the people are originally from other states. :roll: ;)
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Penfold » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:40 pm

I got Los Angeles, Glendale, and Providence with most of the 'red' in California, Hawaii, and Utah.
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Catch-up » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:22 pm

Mine came up Grand Rapids MI, Detroit MI and Rockford IL - so pretty much nailed it.
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby wicked woman » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:33 pm

I got Grand Rapids, Detroit or Honolulu.
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Catch-up » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:46 pm

I know which one I'd pick!
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