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Old 12-23-2013, 01:56 AM   #46
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Cran like cranberry.
What the actual fuck. There's a 'y' and and 'o' in there!

Not a bad list, that, Ax. I'd add "rock up". And "suss it out" is definitely wrong. It's analogous with "check it out". (Although "suss" on its own is short for suspicious.)
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:05 AM   #47
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Not a bad list, that, Ax. I'd add "rock up". And "suss it out" is definitely wrong. It's analogous with "check it out". (Although "suss" on its own is short for suspicious.)
Is "rock up" particularly Australian? I'd have thought that was more universal. And yeah, "that's pretty suss" is totally different to "suss it out".

Oh, I remember an American once telling me that either "how are you doing?" or "how are you going?" (I forget which one) is not said in the States. Can FYM's Americans clarify, or was this person talking out of their arse?
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It's funny how "how are you going" (which becomes "how ya gahhn") is both a perfectly acceptable question and answer here.

"How ya goin?"
"Yeah how ya goin."
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It's funny how "how are you going" (which becomes "how ya gahhn") is both a perfectly acceptable question and answer here.

"How ya goin?"
"Yeah how ya goin."
I would take that literally to mean what is your mode of transportation, however I suspect it means something else? Like how's it going? How are you doing?
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I use it instead of "how are you"
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That's what I thought, we just say it instead of ya/you.
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No, rhymes with "on", short vowel sound. No "ah", "aw", or "ow"; "dawn" doesn't rhyme with "on" or "crayon" in my accent.
I had the same issue with that question. I have no idea how Americans pronounce crayon But I just say cray on.
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I would take that literally to mean what is your mode of transportation, however I suspect it means something else? Like how's it going? How are you doing?
"How are you", "how's it going", "how's life", etc. are all synonymous really. I think we have pretty much a thousand different ways to ask somebody how they are, to which - as Cobbler notes - it is perfectly acceptable to reply with exactly the same phrase, just with "yeah" at the start.
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Frosting and Icing refer to separate things
i answered that too
frosting's far thicker and what most people think of when you think of what goes on a cake, like buttercream, etc. icing is thinner, e.g. royal icing. i got used to calling them those because those are the culinary definitions of the two afaik. so if i heard cake with icing, i'd assume it would have a thin glaze on it and wouldn't be expecting, say, chocolate buttercream, much like i'd give someone a weird look if they said they were frosting their cinnamon rolls.

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Same!
i took it again and got baltimore/dc. at least that makes sense as my parents are from that area. i'm sure as hell never going to get memphis (i've fought tooth and nail to not get a memphis accent and i don't say a lot of the terms memphians do), and orlando, where i grew up? i don't even know what that would be. an amalgamation of everywhere else, i guess.

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Rhymes with "dawn," right? Yeah, that's how I say it as well.

I mean, that's how it's spelled.
yeah, that's how i say it. i had to stop and think as to whether i said it like "ahn" or "awn" but i definitely thought it rhymed with dawn the more i thought about it.

i love these kinds of surveys. this is a lot like a class i took last year, and i find all this stuff fascinating, how you can get 30 people in a room and they all might pronounce the same word differently.

that night before halloween question (i've seen it before in dialect quizzes) always intrigues me. i've only ever called it...october 30th.
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I find it very hard to believe that the phrase "can't be bothered" does not exist in the States.

That phrase does exist here.
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What the actual fuck. There's a 'y' and and 'o' in there!
It's like she's Aussie or something!
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This quiz has made me realize that I haven't needed to say the word crayon in like 15 years.
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Buffalo/Rochester... Close to Toronto so I guess that works
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Any time you're making the argument to pronounce something wrong in order to save milliseconds, well:

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