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

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

Postby jaznbonnie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:59 pm

raptornx01 wrote:
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One of my roommates at school used to pronounce "wash" as "warsh". It took several months but I finally managed to train her to pronounce it without the "r" - "wa(ah)sh". ;) :lol:


Was your roommate from Pennsylvania too? :lol:


Actually born and raised in California but I think her grandparents were from one of the southern states originally. :lol:

Raisindot, why don't Bostonians pronounce r's? :think:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby BobtheDrog » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:12 pm

raisindot wrote:Everything everyone else has mentioned so pales in comparison to the gut-wrentching, chalkboard-scratching, brain frying awfulness of the Bahhhhhston accent. :D


better than northside Dublin, Dundalk and Cavan accents
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Conforumist » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:34 am

Tonyblack wrote:Not really a pronunciation thing - but I have noticed that the word 'absolutely' (actually - ab-so-lutey!) gets used a lot by people in conversation. Whatever happened to the word 'yes'? :?


Ever notice how many people use "awesome" for every stupid little thing!? drives me freakin' crazy! :x
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Bickaxe » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:51 am

Being from Oxford, I sez fings proply innit.

The word BATH has its fans (barth to me) and SALT (sort to my dad).

I tend to pick up on things people repeat...anyone watch Celebrity Juice? The way Keith Lemon does his Norn Irish accent and the word 'situation' or ... sityation if you will. My partner does it constantly without realising until she notices me laughing.
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby RSoak » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:39 am

One that makes me wince is the misuse of hysterical. "Oh my god that video was hysterical!" Uh...a video...was overcome with hysteria? Ohhhhh, you mean 'hilarious'. Right, sorry...just threw me there a sec when you completely bastardized the English language. Oh...irregardless, that's another. I mean I could care less! :icon-rolleyes:

I understand accents, but as far as flat out mispronunciations: pasgetti, joolarey, realator...sigh.

Lastly we have are those words or phrases that people hear all the time but have never read. Then they attempt to write them and it comes out: whalla!, for all intensive purposes, low and behold, reek havoc...more sighing.

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

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:40 am

"The reason an author needs to know the rules of grammar isn't so he or she never breaks them, but so the author knows how to break them."
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Will of Lancre » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:00 am

I also pronounce 'lieutenant' as 'loo-tenant' rather than the general English pronunciation of 'lef-tenant'. I have to wonder who the chucklehead who thought up the latter pronunciation was?
I thought that (in Britain) they were lef-tenants in the Army and loo-tenants in the Navy? Any Army or Navy types here to clear this one up?

The Boston accent must sound very odd to other Americans, but it only does the same r-dropping thing that a lot of British English accents do (including "standard"/RP English), so proabably sounds less odd to us. :)
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Errata » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:58 am

Noo dan Bairns, blyde tae see dee aa' daday. Foo's du?
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Catch-up » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:57 pm

My grandmother used to say "draw" for drawer. Now that my mom is older, she says it every once in a while. :?
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby chris.ph » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:02 pm

Will of Lancre wrote:
I also pronounce 'lieutenant' as 'loo-tenant' rather than the general English pronunciation of 'lef-tenant'. I have to wonder who the chucklehead who thought up the latter pronunciation was?
I thought that (in Britain) they were lef-tenants in the Army and loo-tenants in the Navy? Any Army or Navy types here to clear this one up?

The Boston accent must sound very odd to other Americans, but it only does the same r-dropping thing that a lot of British English accents do (including "standard"/RP English), so proabably sounds less odd to us. :)



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

Postby Bickaxe » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:29 pm

Errata wrote:Noo dan Bairns, blyde tae see dee aa' daday. Foo's du?


I add Tabasco sauce to my pasta bol, give it that extra kick.

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

Postby SamHain » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:57 pm

As a linguist, the evolution of modern human speech holds an infinite fascination to me. How a single language could be broken down into so many regional sub-languages based on contextual use of words and the accents with which those words are pronounced. The Wonderful World of Words... I could almost right a dissertation on accents...
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Errata » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:42 pm

Bickaxe wrote:
Errata wrote:Noo dan Bairns, blyde tae see dee aa' daday. Foo's du?


I add Tabasco sauce to my pasta bol, give it that extra kick.

I'm good with languages me :D


:lol:
I'll keep that in mind ;)
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:05 pm

Wart? Dint unnerstan a werd!

whalla!, for all intensive purposes, low and behold, reek havoc...

Whalla? Like in Arabian or Turkish?
I've seen the others. To "reek havoc" is one of my "favourites".
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Quatermass » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:56 pm

Conforumist wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Not really a pronunciation thing - but I have noticed that the word 'absolutely' (actually - ab-so-lutey!) gets used a lot by people in conversation. Whatever happened to the word 'yes'? :?


Ever notice how many people use "awesome" for every stupid little thing!? drives me freakin' crazy! :x


Short trip.

Nah, kidding. But I agree, I actually try to minimise the use of the word myself, unless it truly inspires awe.


Errata wrote:Noo dan Bairns, blyde tae see dee aa' daday. Foo's du?


...I don't think this is any language known to man. :|
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