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Can you share an unfortunately named but real food product?

 
 
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 02:28 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

I understand your comment about Paul Calf speaking Danish was tongue in cheek, but could you really not understand it? I would describe it as a mild Yorkshire accent.

I could understand most of it.

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How did you go to Edinburgh? Straight there, or did you stop off on the way?

Drove a car. Stopped in Manchester and had my ear pierced by my girlfriend at the Duke of Bridgewater pub. Drove on through Leeds. Stopped again in Manchester on the way back down. Only drove into the left curb 4-5 times the entire trip. The best part (besides the truly amazing scenery on the way up to Scotland) was hitting the thickest fog in the world at 3:00 a.m. on the highway back to London.

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Most "British," actually English accents, as viewed by Americans are either very posh or estuary English, nothing really north of Watford.

The best accent I have ever heard, was spoken by some guy from the Isle of Wight.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 02:29 pm
@contrex,
Cumquats

http://i.imgur.com/q4cQW72.png

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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 07:34 pm
@Banana Breath,
Banana Breath wrote:
That reminds me of the only college course I ever had to drop because I couldn't understand the professor.

I had to drop one course because I couldn't understand the professor. He was visiting from China. Couldn't understand half of what he said.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 07:52 pm
@Ticomaya,
I had two professors I didn't get. One was a russian in our physics lab. That's a long story. Another was a Swedish man, that I wrote down what he said phoneticically and translated once I got home. He was great, a biophysics type. He offered me a job after I got the highest grade in the class, a B+. I checked it out, but everyone I met was swedish. I wasn't brave enough.

Grades were different back then.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 03:35 am
@Ticomaya,
Did you want to go to Manchester? Manchester isn't a normal stopover from London to Edinburgh.

I don't think the accent on the Isle of Wight is that different from that spoken in South Hampshire in general. So in theory you should like Southampton.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 03:55 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
I don't think the accent on the Isle of Wight is that different from that spoken in South Hampshire in general. So in theory you should like Southampton.
When I first had been in that region (covered by bus services from "Hants & Dorset) in 1963 , people told me that their English accents was so good because of the 'mixed' result of local accents and those of retired servicemen, blue-white haired old ladies etc ...
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 7 Dec, 2014 05:34 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
I don't think the accent on the Isle of Wight is that different from that spoken in South Hampshire in general.

A bit stronger. I know a woman from Portsmouth who married an IOW bloke, and went to live in Newport (IOW) and she says to her they "talk funny" and vice-versa, but I can't hear much difference. She has lived there 17 years but she is still an "overner" as far as natives are concerned. Her kids have a kind of mixed Estuary/Hampshire accent, with hints of posh.
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neologist
 
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Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2014 12:48 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS3sdQOh2ynYFT_GgW9t6ePvnnAkEZ_JaE_OUNYshv15itKAmyWYw
My thoughts exactly
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2014 02:13 pm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/stevetheq/buttrub_zps65d7a4c4.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 9 Dec, 2014 02:33 pm
@Ticomaya,
"The best accent I have ever heard, was spoken by some guy from the Isle of Wight."


He probably retired there from Glasgow, Tico.
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firefly
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2014 10:39 am
http://img.humorsharing.com/media/images/1209/i_extraordinary_food_names_007_504e10686a878.jpg
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2014 10:52 am
@firefly,
Ha!
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2014 12:18 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
Did you want to go to Manchester? Manchester isn't a normal stopover from London to Edinburgh.

Intentional stop both times. Had to visit the Hacienda, and the hotbed of alternative music. (This was mostly -- meaning, completely -- my girlfriend's idea.)
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2014 12:21 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
I don't think the accent on the Isle of Wight is that different from that spoken in South Hampshire in general. So in theory you should like Southampton.

I don't know whether his accent is indigenous to the island, but that's where he was from. I think you might call it "posh," but it didn't sound haughty at all, just very clean and proper.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2014 11:32 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Not as much. We get loads of American telly over here, so we're used to it. I've never had a problem being understood by anyone until I went to Texas. And I don't have a particularly strong accent at all.


Izzy, people in Texas don't understand the accents of Americans living in the other 47 states. Have to admit, I have a hard time with heavy Texas accents. Some are lovely, some sound like rubes, I think there may be 14 different accents.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2014 11:34 pm
@glitterbag,
President thinks he has 57 states, now we're down to 49?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2014 11:48 pm
@roger,
No, we have 50, but the mainline has 48 of them. Since Texas is one of 48, and can't understand the accents of the other 47, there are still 50. I'm not clear on a distinctive Alaskan accent, unless of course you count the Russians. Hawaii has a middle of the road way of speaking. Like the talking heads on television stations all over the 50 States.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 01:08 am
One lump or two?......



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X9fLl-eDmfQ/Ut5WRRapnvI/AAAAAAAAApA/jyZxt45Ui6U/s1600/Stik-Tahu-Poo.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 01:11 am
http://www.comedytime.tv/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/kunto.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 12 Dec, 2014 01:15 am
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

http://gyazo.com/776e48316b23b3ef2f6ff1576184089c.png



And as a side dish........

http://www.itom.dk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/only-puke-pulutan.jpg
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