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I just spent the last 2 days with people from Califorina?

 
 
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 07:26 pm
Oh please :wink: ...you sure about the southern accent Rock? Most who try come off sounding very unlike true southerners...seems to me actors who try for the southern accent who aren't really from the South, totally sound cheesey. Gives me a chill.

I had someone in New York ask me if I was from England once...He was not from America - Middle East maybe. Laughing Apparently us Southerners sound British to middle east fellers. But with the drawl it would be hard to place me in the U.K. I'm pretty sure.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 07:28 pm
There's a distinct difference between southerners and Brits in their speech.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 07:36 pm
mismi wrote:
Oh please :wink: ...you sure about the southern accent Rock? Most who try come off sounding very unlike true southerners...seems to me actors who try for the southern accent who aren't really from the South, totally sound cheesey. Gives me a chill.

I had someone in New York ask me if I was from England once...He was not from America - Middle East maybe. Laughing Apparently us Southerners sound British to middle east fellers. But with the drawl it would be hard to place me in the U.K. I'm pretty sure.


Born in Kansas, Summers in the Ozarks, Know how to spell Skynard....

Yep, I kin pass fer Suthern...



:wink:
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mismi
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 07:39 pm
cicerone imposter wrote:
There's a distinct difference between southerners and Brits in their speech.


I'd say so...he just didn't get many of us Alabamians up there I'm thinking. I couldn't place his either....go figure.

Rock...I am sure your southern drawl is right on the money :wink:
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 08:43 pm
Rockhead wrote:
I at one time in the past traveled around the country hawking products, and the only place I couldn't blend to a degree was in the Northeast.


That's 'cuz we're the only folks who don't have an accent. Razz

Rockhead wrote:
... most people guessed me from Cali...)
Shocked

You must have been using your radio announcer voice. No flippin way are you from Cali.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 09:00 pm
cicerone imposter wrote:
There's a distinct difference between southerners and Brits in their speech.


there are also a lot of connections between southern phonology and how they spoke in England at the time colonists came in

this wiki article highlights a few of them

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_English_regional_phonology

and then there is vocabulary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_vocabularies_of_American_English

It's an interesting area of study. There are old threads here on language that are quite good (look for Merry Andrew's contributions in particular).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 09:04 pm
Cali...

flumes..

that stuff is all from California newbies.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 06:11 am
When I was in college I had one room mate from "Woostah" and one from "New Yawk" and one from "Mampheiss".

Needless to say my speech was screwed up for years after that.

Who can translate this? Smile

I'm okay, how's by you
We're having a dance on the ol' bayou
You could do like the Cajuns do
Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya

Les haricots means beans in France
Zydeco is a Lousiana dance
*You could try it, you gonna got the chance
Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya

Et toi, et là-bas
Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya
Don't say you got feet of clay
Les haricots sont pas salés

Les haricots are haute cuisine
So zydeco's good for the human bean
Don't be blue if you should be green
Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya

Lâche pas la patate!

Et toi, et là-bas
Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya
Don't say you got feet of clay
Laissez les bon temps roulez

Les haricots are haute cuisine
So zydeco's good for the human bean
Don't be blue if you should be green
Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 07:38 am
I'm still trying to figure out where Califorina is?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 11:54 am
Cali is west of Nevada, if it is still there. Ya never know with all the earthquakes.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 11:55 am
I don't care who y'are. That right there is funny!!!!
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 11:55 am
Ooooooops. Sorry, that was from me, (Diane). Dys and I are sharing the same puter.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 11:57 am
Still funny. Laughing

(look closely at the thread title...)
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Diane
 
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Reply Thu 7 Aug, 2008 12:00 pm
Hey, I was agreeing, already.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 11:53 am
JPB writes
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That's 'cuz we're the only folks who don't have an accent.


That reminds me of my sainted sister-in-law, of whom I have the highest regard and love dearly, who grew up in Texas and has spent most of her adult life in Arkansas which has produced in her a distinct manner of speech.

Upon learning of Jimmy Carter's election as President, she seriously observed that "It will be nice to finally have a President who doesn't speak with an accent."
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cyphercat
 
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Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2008 09:39 pm
Hey Chai, I just came across this poem in one of my old posts and it was crying out to be posted here...it relates to what you were talking about? I guess?

Totally like whatever, you know?

In case you hadn't noticed,
it has somehow become uncool
to sound like you know what you're talking about?
Or believe strongly in what you're saying?
Invisible question marks and parenthetical (you know?)'s
have been attaching themselves to the ends of our sentences?
Even when those sentences aren't, like, questions? You know?

Declarative sentences -- so-called
because they used to, like, DECLARE things to be true
as opposed to other things which were, like, not -
have been infected by a totally hip
and tragically cool interrogative tone? You know?
Like, don't think I'm uncool just because I've noticed this;
this is just like the word on the street, you know?
It's like what I've heard?
I have nothing personally invested in my own opinions, okay?
I'm just inviting you to join me in my uncertainty?

What has happened to our conviction?
Where are the limbs out on which we once walked?
Have they been, like, chopped down
with the rest of the rain forest?
Or do we have, like, nothing to say?
Has society become so, like, totally...
I mean absolutely... You know?
That we've just gotten to the point where it's just, like...
whatever!

And so actually our disarticulation... ness
is just a clever sort of... thing
to disguise the fact that we've become
the most aggressively inarticulate generation
to come along since...
you know, a long, long time ago!

I entreat you, I implore you, I exhort you,
I challenge you: To speak with conviction.
To say what you believe in a manner that bespeaks
the determination with which you believe it.
Because contrary to the wisdom of the bumper sticker,
it is not enough these days to simply QUESTION AUTHORITY.
You have to speak with it, too.

© Taylor Mali 2005
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Wy
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 07:03 pm
@Chai,
Regarding pen/pin - that's the reason people in some areas say "ink pen" - to separate it from a "safety pin"!
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2PacksAday
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 06:01 pm
On the phone, people often think I am William F Buckley.
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