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Old 05-01-2005, 02:49 AM   #91
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Do you pronounce "mute" as mewet or moot, or something else? Im just curious. I say the first one.
Mewt, a bit like Newt but with an M
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Old 05-01-2005, 02:55 AM   #92
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Yeah, we're pretty consistent (for a change) with the pronounciation of the "ute's".

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oooooooh and Rowt instead of Route
What? Really? They're even more perverse than I thought. Either way, they still have to answer for re-writing the English language, dropping 'u's here and and moving 'e's there.

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My "Pop Goes the Weasel" whinge

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop goes the weasel.

is how the song goes. It means theres no money so the weasel ie one of the irons is to be hocked. Not the other version that makes so little sense that I have forgotten the lyrics. lol.
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The Mel-born pronounciation throws me a bit.

What about those South Africans though

It's a linguistic journey around the Anglosphere.
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Still English is a real mongrel language.
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Tis indeed. I dont believe theres many South Africans on this site. There are some Irish, Welsh, and Scots though whom Im sure have their share of whinges to contribute. lol.
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Northeast PA coalmining region. We drop our t's. Kind of do a half of a t sound where you touch the tongue to the roof of the mouth, but don't finish it. Never knew that until I ran into a linguist who told me exactly where I was from.

Of course, I don't have an accent.

This thread turned out to be a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be. The differences make us all sound a lot more interesting, eh?
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one of my pet hates is Aluminum.

What the hell???? It's Aluminium
I HATE THAT.

They spell the rest correctly, with '-ium', don't they? So WTF is with 'aluminum'? It sounds like you've forgotten the word three quarters of the way through. "Alumin- ... um? Oh shit, what's the word?"
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The Mel-born pronounciation throws me a bit.
Now, now, Mr Wanderer, I had a little rant earlier about people who incorrectly spell 'pronunciation' with three instances of 'o' rather than two.

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I HATE THAT.

They spell the rest correctly, with '-ium', don't they? So WTF is with 'aluminum'? It sounds like you've forgotten the word three quarters of the way through. "Alumin- ... um? Oh shit, what's the word?"
actually, I think they spell it Aluminum too

It's like they can't be bothered with that many syllables. Maybe that's why they drop the U's out of so many words too. Eg Harbor, color, behavior. Maybe it's just to keep it nice and simple so not too much effort is required....
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Oh, can I have another whinge? Am I the only person who hates it when people say 'leisure' as 'lee-zhur' (so that it rhymes with 'seizure') rather than 'leh-zhuh'?

In twenty days, I'm going to America, and not just any part of America, but the SOUTH. Except for a few days in Boston. Now, no offence ('offence' has a 'c', folks!) to anyone from the American South, but the typical Southern accent is the only accent I hate. It sounds like nails on a chalkboard. No Tim Tams, no Turkish Delight, no Fawlty Towers, and horrible accents. I'm going to DIE.

By the way ... if we want a South African, I know GibsonGirl's from there. But I don't think she visits FYM.
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actually, I think they spell it Aluminum too

It's like they can't be bothered with that many syllables. Maybe that's why they drop the U's out of so many words too. Eg Harbor, color, behavior. Maybe it's just to keep it nice and simple so not too much effort is required....
Yeah, I know they spell aluminium as 'aluminum', but I think all the other ones have '-ium'. You don't catch Americans talking about 'sodum' rather than 'sodium'. Geez, would it kill them to rectify 'aluminum'? While they're at it, could they kindly convert to Celsius and metric? The rest of us did it.

I have a theory: you know those painful teenyboppers who write 'u' instead of 'you' online? They're just using up all the 'u's leftover by the US. Couldn't let them go to waste or feel rejected!
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While they're at it, could they kindly convert to Celsius and metric?
You mean "Celsis"
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You mean "Celsis"
No, I mean 'Sell see us', or in other words, sell the sea to us, damnit!
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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You are probably too young to recall the days when Australians used to refer to Kiwis as South Sea Poms.

NB It wasn't a compliment. lol.
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