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Old 07-01-2008, 12:51 AM   #691
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You're only arguing the motive of the person who set the American English precedent. It is what it is today, and it doesn't cause the problems something like measuring systems so actually cause.
Well, personally, I don't see why it's not corrected since it would be a rather simple thing to do, but fair point.

Also, at least US English sometimes brings the lulz in a non-I'm-mocking-you sort of way. I loved all the "Tire" Centres I saw over your way.
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I'm sure it sounds like an accent to someone. I just have no idea what to classify it as.
You pronounce everything correctly. That's what it means. The British and Australians and Kiwis and whatnot fuck around with the Rs and the vowels. You don't.

I pronounce select words like water, league, Eagles, and bagel differently than a normal person would.
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I'm sure it sounds like an accent to someone. I just have no idea what to classify it as.
I feel the same way about the way I talk, but I'm told I have a Chicagan Accent, which makes no sense, because I live 60 miles from Chicago. But, apparently I stretch some a sounds, and throw a lot of syllables together into one. So...maybe I do
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Well, personally, I don't see why it's not corrected since it would be a rather simple thing to do, but fair point.

Also, at least US English sometimes brings the lulz in a non-I'm-mocking-you sort of way. I loved all the "Tire" Centres I saw over your way.
Think of it this way: what's more confusing? Our variation on the definition of tailgating or how we spell color?

What do you call tires in Van Diemen's Land?
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What do you call tires in Van Diemen's Land?
It's spelled with a Y there, innit?
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I remember someone pointing out that we pronounce "bad" strangely in Philly. We make the "a" vowel sound like "yeah." So, instead of Bad, it's beahd. I don't know. It does sound like that when I say it, but is that even different? God only knows.
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Think of it this way: what's more confusing? Our variation on the definition of tailgating or how we spell color?

What do you call tires in Van Diemen's Land?
You win the point there!

VDL is a bit further south; who knows what those half-human cretins use. Up here in civilisation, it's "tyre". "Tire" is, well, to get tired. So you can imagine how I read all the signs in the US.
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So, my plans to see Tom Petty on Thursday fell through, and I'm slightly sad right now.

But he'll be in Texas August 27th, so I'll go then. Gives me more time to save money anywas.
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VDL is a bit further south; who knows what those half-human cretins use. Up here in civilisation, it's "tyre". "Tire" is, well, to get tired. So you can imagine how I read all the signs in the US.
You interpreted tire centers as cheap hotels?
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Oh NOES! But if I see him at that show, I won't get to see Steve Winwood!






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You win the point there!
I may not be on the debate team, but I was asked to be on it, so there's that.
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You interpreted tire centers as cheap hotels?
Kate and I had a boring wait at one "Tire Center" and it got to the point where I was cracking myself up trying to figure out the most ridiculous thing "Tire Center" could possibly mean. I had this mental image of insomniacs going somewhere where they're run ragged to the point that they just collapse and fall asleep.
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You pronounce everything correctly. That's what it means. The British and Australians and Kiwis and whatnot fuck around with the Rs and the vowels. You don't.

I pronounce select words like water, league, Eagles, and bagel differently than a normal person would.
For the record, how do you pronounce bagel in Philly? This could come in handy.

I say bay-ghel, but beg-ghel is also common here.
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Oh, hey, I uploaded two albums last night. The Verve's A Storm In Heaven and The Edge's Captive. Who wants a link? Leave your e-mail and I'll pass them on to you.
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