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Old 04-19-2007, 02:01 AM   #106
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Re: I haven't heard feesh or deesh here - but I have heard psuedo-southern accents

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The first two are the actual plurals of the words in paranthesis, right?

As for the CRICK thing...that is a nationwide problem.

There are TWO friggin E's in the word (EE) - since when is that pronounced "I"?
They're two words. The spelling (and pronunciation) "crick" is a variant of "creek."

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Re: Re: I haven't heard feesh or deesh here - but I have heard psuedo-southern accents

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They're two words. The spelling (and pronunciation) "crick" is a variant of "creek."


True, however, as they are two words, shouldn't XXX Creek be pronounced XXX Creek, when the majority of people and all maps/signage refer to it as XXX Creek?
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:35 AM   #108
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I'm really self-conscious about my accent. I feel like I have a really rhotic (R!R!R!), flat-"i"ed southern American accent, but people can never place my accent. I get mistaken for an English person who's lived in America, an English person watches too much American TV (that was my favourite ), or (less often now, which I guess is a sign that my accent has changed even more) a Canadian. It also changes depending on who I'm talking to, so I worry that people think I'm mocking them. When I go back to the US, I think everyone who doesn't think I'm foreign thinks I'm putting it on when I'm not. All the talk about Madonna's accent makes me paranoid because I don't think she sounds particularly English.
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When I moved from the South Island of NZ to the North Island, people thought I had an Australian accent.

Now when I go down home, they just think I sound up myself.
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They're two words. The spelling (and pronunciation) "crick" is a variant of "creek."

I have never seen "crick" on a map or on a sign that labeled a waterway a such...yet I still hear individuals refer to something CLEARLY named creek, crick.

Obviously our education system has failed these individuals.
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Obviously our education system has failed these individuals.
It's failed us all. I thought the word "dour" rhymed with "hour" until a couple of months ago.
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It's failed us all. I thought the word "dour" rhymed with "hour" until a couple of months ago.
WHAT?

what does it rhyme with?
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Re: nothing rhymes with oranges

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WHAT?

what does it rhyme with?
http://www.bartleby.com/61/wavs/16/D0361600.wav

I don't think I can ever use the word again.
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I am annoyed by any accent that puts an AH where there should be an R and an R where there should be an A. You know who you are.

Perhaps it's overexposure from 35 hours a week for 7 years with my officemate who has this accent and because my name, Martha, has both an R and an A. Thus, she pronounces my name "Mahther." I really, really hate it for some reason.
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I dont see how Sydney people talk any faster then anyone else
Well, you're from Sydney. There's no science in me saying that, I've just had it pointed out on a few different occasions by a few different people from other states, so I thought there must be something in it.
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My accent drives me up the wall

I like it
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non-Brits trying to talk British

we dont talk like that
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:46 PM   #119
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Washington---- WARSHINGTON

Supposedly---- "Supposively" (when they spell it the right damn way, but still say "supposively"

Else--------- "elst"

Often------ Of-ten

Italian--------- "Eye-talion"


Wrong, people. Well maybe it's not wrong, because a lot of people say things their own way. But look up 'often' in the dictionary...and it does not pronounce the T. And you do not pronounce Italy with an "I", like "Eye-talion" for Italian. Where do you go to find an "Eye-talion", "Eye-taly?"

And my boss has a strange accent, I don't know where she gets it from. She pronounces "For" as "Far". Baffling.

As for an accent that really drives me up the wall. The Indian accent...from India. Why they have to pitch their voices like that really really baffles me. You know what I'm talking about.

And I can only take the Australian accent to a degree.

But I just "lohve" the Irish accent 110%. Gets me every time.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:19 PM   #120
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ok.....um in canada we don't speak slow or say eh alot...that's just me
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