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Oh! Use an accent, chicks dig accents.


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Accents are awesome! I declare this Talk Like a Quarian day!


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I'm starting to suspect, the accent wasn't the key to my success.


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Someone on my (perfectly respectable) dating site with the username 'busty[vaguely French sounding word] wants to meet me.

Too good to be true, perhaps.

Do. It.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I'm starting to suspect, the accent wasn't the key to my success.

I've heard it totally was.


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Treppa wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I'm starting to suspect, the accent wasn't the key to my success.
I've heard it totally was.

Oh ya? Well dare, dat's good to know, you bet'cha.

Oh, da fellas at da fish fry are gonna have a laugh at dat, you bet'cha!

No, pretty sure the accent doesn't help.


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I don't have an accident.

I do say "dude" a lot, but I think that's more of a generational thing as a 80s/90s kid than a Florida thing.

Dude.


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Oh, you have an accent, however slight it might be. Every region has slight differences in pronouncing words that affect how you sound elsewhere.

Ask someone from Wisconsin and someone from California or Washington say "Oregon" or "Des Moines" you'll get completely different ways of pronouncing them.


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No, actually I went to broadcasting school out of high school and regionalism was frowned upon. There is a such thing as a generic, region-less American accent (as opposed to British or whatnot).


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I can fake a lot of ones, though....and when I get lazy and forget to dictate properly, that's a different story, but no, generally speaking, I'm pretty region-less. Florida, again, isn't, culturally speaking, the south. It's so amalgamated it's hard to absorb into one.


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I grew up in a far traveling family, so I also don't have as much of an accent, tho I do occasionally catch myself saying "oh, yeah?" I think it's starting to come out more as I get older.


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I had a brooklyn accent that I lost moving between California and Pennsylvania.


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What I'm really trying to do is cultivate more baritone in my voice and go with that old school radio host, Kelsey Grammar style erudition tone.

People say I sound arrogant as hell when I talk (I can actually hear it in recordings, it's unintentional with my normal voice), so I might as well hone that and sharpen it to an intentional weapon.


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Oh, don't get me started.

Everyone from back east refers to my home town as "Al-bany", as in "Al Roker".
The local residents use "All-bany".

If you're visiting someone else's city, could you please use their pronunciation of it?


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Bangkok. That is all.


NH, that kind of ignorance is just purposefully being a jerk.

Example - I had two roommates, Akram, from Saudi Arabia, and lets call the other J, from...some central state with farms, and whatever... (they're kind of all the same to those of us on the edges)

Akram never wrote his name down when we met us. No, he introduced himself verbally, and pronounced his name "ah-k-rum"; Yet J, ignorant hick that he showed himself to be, pronounced it "ache-ram" every day until the man moved out.

That's being an @$$. You can't not know how to physically make the sounds required. I heard him say both "October" and "rum" before, so I know he knew how to say the man's name but he insisted on rednecking it up.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Oh, don't get me started.

Everyone from back east refers to my home town as "Al-bany", as in "Al Roker".
The local residents use "All-bany".

If you're visiting someone else's city, could you please use their pronunciation of it?

I say all-bany, like a new yorker should.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

NH, that kind of ignorance is just purposefully being a jerk.

Example - I had two roommates, Akram, from Saudi Arabia, and lets call the other J, from...some central state with farms, and whatever... (they're kind of all the same to those of us on the edges)

Akram never wrote his name down when we met us. No, he introduced himself verbally, and pronounced his name "ah-k-rum"; Yet J, ignorant hick that he showed himself to be, pronounced it "ache-ram" every day until the man moved out.

That's being an @$$. You can't not know how to physically make the sounds required. I heard him say both "October" and "rum" before, so I know he knew how to say the man's name but he insisted on rednecking it up.

Oh, I don't know. My mother, bless her heart, has many flaws, but mean-spiritness is not one of them. Yet she cannot pronounce our gardener's name (Manuel) to save her life; she always calls him "Manual".

Some people just have accents so ingrained they cannot change...

...though yeah, long A vs. short A is just being a jerk...


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I knew a lady, lived in Paoli, pronounced it "Pee-ole-I".

Never figured that one out.

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Exam is done,
Hip hip, hooray,
And now I'm off,
With games to play.

:D

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Evenin' FaWtL. Hope everyone is doing well and having a good week out there. Dreary, wet and cold hereabouts, just right for this time of year. Still wouldn't mind some of that there snow, but not holdin' out any hopes. :)


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Freehold still hates math

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People tell me I have a weird accent, someone once placed me as German. No, I fear it's the unholy mix of Galwegian and Bostonian, with a small, reflexive imitation of whomever I'm speaking to.


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LordSynos wrote:
People tell me I have a weird accent, someone once placed me as German. No, I fear it's the unholy mix of Galwegian and Bostonian, with a small, reflexive imitation of whomever I'm speaking to.

weird.

Them again, most people do not expect a black man from New York to have a Midwestern flat, which I do.

I think CH may have heard something more in my voice though....CH?


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captain yesterday wrote:
Oh! Use an accent, chicks dig accents.

It's funny when you don't think of yourself as having an accent, but then you realise you do. I was born and raised within a twenty mile area of Silicon Valley, not moving out until I was 18, so my accent developed pretty strong, I just didn't notice until I lived in the Rockies. Like, when I read lists of California slang like this and this, I notice that I use most of that in day to day conversation. I also say like a lot. I've also been known to use totally, just not as much. Wikipedia lists like, totally, hella, awesome, harsh, gnarly, dude, and fer sure as big California words, and I use every single one of them in daily conversation. As to pronunciation, Wikipedia's California Phonology is literally how I speak. Like, it's actually kinda funny how dead accurate it is.


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I'm... Not sure if I have an accent or not. The last time I left California was 12 years ago. And I just don't get to hear many other people from out of state talk in relation to me. So, until proven otherwise, I have the Generic American Accent.


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For the numerically-minded, here's an interesting little pointless factoid: After I stopped drinking, it took 77 days for someone to notice. As of this morning, I've been dieting for 70 days and just broke 20 pounds lost. We have a Muse concert on Tuesday, and I'm thinking of wearing my 32" jeans, at which point it will be absolutely obvious that there's less of me, and it will be... 75 days of dieting.

So, is 11 weeks the "magic number" for family and friends to notice that something's changed about you?


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Ok, I have an idea for River Kingdom monster...


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I have Nano's Rolling Girl stuck in my head.

...

It's AMAZING!


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Hilariously, you can put things on layaway at work on Friday, however, the deadline for picking up your layaway is Saturday.

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NobodysHome wrote:

Oh, don't get me started.

Everyone from back east refers to my home town as "Al-bany", as in "Al Roker".
The local residents use "All-bany".

If you're visiting someone else's city, could you please use their pronunciation of it?

I say all-bany, like a new yorker should.

That is indeed bizarre. Given the capital of New York is Albany (always pronounced "all") I can't imagine why they would pronounce the town in CA differently.


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I unfortunately have the tendency to absorb the accent of the people I am talking to. It isn't conscious it just happens. The unfortunate part is that sometimes people think I am making fun of them when I don't even hear myself doing it.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Oh, don't get me started.

Everyone from back east refers to my home town as "Al-bany", as in "Al Roker".
The local residents use "All-bany".

If you're visiting someone else's city, could you please use their pronunciation of it?

I say all-bany, like a new yorker should.
That is indeed bizarre. Given the capital of New York is Albany (always pronounced "all") I can't imagine why they would pronounce the town in CA differently.

I blame those godless new Englanders and their accents.

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LordSynos wrote:
People tell me I have a weird accent, someone once placed me as German. No, I fear it's the unholy mix of Galwegian and Bostonian, with a small, reflexive imitation of whomever I'm speaking to.

weird.

Them again, most people do not expect a black man from New York to have a Midwestern flat, which I do.

I think CH may have heard something more in my voice though....CH?

Pretty Midwestern flat. I rarely detect any Brooklyn.


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Des Moines, in the Midwest the S's are silent, in Washington they aren't, cracked me up every time. :-D

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Aranna wrote:
I unfortunately have the tendency to absorb the accent of the people I am talking to. It isn't conscious it just happens. The unfortunate part is that sometimes people think I am making fun of them when I don't even hear myself doing it.

I have been known to do this.

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captain yesterday wrote:
Des Moines, in the Midwest the S's are silent, in Washington they aren't, cracked me up every time. :-D

The most egregious location pronunciation I've ever encountered is the town of Chili, New York, outside of Rochester.

It is pronounced "CHAI-lai" (both vowels long as in "eye"). It is the official pronunciation of the town's name.

I grew up hearing it, and I still throw up in my mouth a little just thinking of it.


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Fairly bog-standard urban Trollhätte-dialect for me. (Which people from the eastern and northern part of the countries mistake for a Gothenburg accent.) Added the urban qualifier to differentiate from those farmboy sounding guys in Halvorstorp and the outlying villages.

My English is a bit... weird. Obviously west Swedish, but mixed with a lot of RP (especially when reading out loud) and the odd bit of generic "Northern" and Scottish thrown in (due to where I've travelled to and the fact their 'melody' is closer to the Scandinavian languages than standard English), and, of course, a bit of learned-from-TV American.

I've also been told my French pronunciation is rather posh, if a bit slow. But that wasn't a French person, so no idea if it's true.

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Fairly bog-standard urban Trollhätte-dialect for me. (Which people from the eastern and northern part of the countries mistake for a Gothenburg accent.) Added the urban qualifier to differentiate from those farmboy sounding guys in Halvorstorp and the outlying villages.

My English is a bit... weird. Obviously west Swedish, but mixed with a lot of RP (especially when reading out loud) and the odd bit of generic "Northern" and Scottish thrown in (due to where I've travelled to and the fact their 'melody' is closer to the Scandinavian languages than standard English), and, of course, a bit of learned-from-TV American.

I've also been told my French pronunciation is rather posh, if a bit slow. But that wasn't a French person, so no idea if it's true.

Is a lot of American television broadcast in Sweden without overdubbing?


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captain yesterday wrote:
Des Moines, in the Midwest the S's are silent, in Washington they aren't, cracked me up every time. :-D

The most egregious location pronunciation I've ever encountered is the town of Chili, New York, outside of Rochester.

It is pronounced "CHAI-lai" (both vowels long as in "eye"). It is the official pronunciation of the town's name.

I grew up hearing it, and I still throw up in my mouth a little just thinking of it.

The community "Herrestad" in Bohuslän is pronounced "Heschta'," and a good shiboleth to see if someone's from Västergötland is if they know the town of Lidköping is pronounced "Lishöpping" rather than the "Liid-shööping" they use elsewhere in Sweden.


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Kajehase wrote:

Fairly bog-standard urban Trollhätte-dialect for me. (Which people from the eastern and northern part of the countries mistake for a Gothenburg accent.) Added the urban qualifier to differentiate from those farmboy sounding guys in Halvorstorp and the outlying villages.

My English is a bit... weird. Obviously west Swedish, but mixed with a lot of RP (especially when reading out loud) and the odd bit of generic "Northern" and Scottish thrown in (due to where I've travelled to and the fact their 'melody' is closer to the Scandinavian languages than standard English), and, of course, a bit of learned-from-TV American.

I've also been told my French pronunciation is rather posh, if a bit slow. But that wasn't a French person, so no idea if it's true.

Is a lot of American television broadcast in Sweden without overdubbing?

Everything that's not aimed at kids who can't read yet is subtitled in Sweden.

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Aranna wrote:
I unfortunately have the tendency to absorb the accent of the people I am talking to. It isn't conscious it just happens. The unfortunate part is that sometimes people think I am making fun of them when I don't even hear myself doing it.

Ebon does this, at least with southern accents.

I was regularly told that I don't have "much of" an accent for someone born and raised in Texas, during the time I lived in Arizona. That said, there are some words that I definitely can't say without a southern twang, and when it comes to slang or localized linguistics I'm deep southern all the way.


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My least-favorite pronunciation ever had to be Chiles Road in Davis, California.

Not only is this road in California, which is rife with Spanish names and Spanish-speaking immigrant farm workers, but it is a farm road that actually runs through a lot of said farms.

Yet everyone in the area pronounced it as if it were an English word: Long i, silent e.

"Child's" without the d.

Why why why why WHY?!?!?!


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I guess I have a very light southern accent. Most of my life has been in culturally confused Florida but before that it was Tennessee and Alabama.


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I will say that 2001: A Space Odyssy has some really test music, and a solid story (at least until it tries to go artsy and hyper-navel-gazing at the end which is... fine, but definitively neither the pinnacle of intellectual cinema nor as satisfying as just writing an actual ending).

What's so hot about the music? Choosing particularly good classical music is not exactly an artistic achievement.

No, you're right; that said, to give credit where it is due, he has great taste in music, and knows how to film impressive visuals to the music instead of having the music conform to his visuals (which, animation aside, I understand to be the more normal way of filming, barring specific scenes with bands playing a specific song or something). And, you know, it at least lets you feel intellectual, listening to music of that kind. :)

Again: not a big fan of his work, but I like to credit positive sides, where they are.

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Freehold still hates math

Those are awesome!

In less-awesome news, I now know which game my son wants: Mario Party for the WiiU. This is problematic because it is expensive and new, but also because we don't have a WiiU...


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Aranna wrote:
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Aranna wrote:
This suggestion is made of wrong.not only does it sound like a horrible idea to add peppermint to a drink that has way too much already, but I am what they like to call a cheap date, and it would be a bad idea to be drunk at work.
Don't you carry a gun at work?
Yes I carry a gun at work.
replaces arranas work beers with odouls

{makes note of Freehold asking to be shot, emails to Aranna's future legal defense team}


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Freehold DM wrote:

THREAD SECURITY OFFICER: Sir, what if he has a psychommu?

ME: Then god help us all, son.

TIL I learned what a psychommu is.

Also, TIRemembered that MondayIL that there is a place in New Jersey called Freehold. Is Freehold DM originally from NJ, or is this township some Garden State version of Innsmouth? Does the all bike-riding populace own a plethora of Gundam toys and merch, children are warned in bedtime stories of the evil Whedbrown investigators, and everyone waits excitedly for the eventual awakening of the inscrutable Freeholdthulhuhuhuamon?

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Kajehase wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Kajehase wrote:

Fairly bog-standard urban Trollhätte-dialect for me. (Which people from the eastern and northern part of the countries mistake for a Gothenburg accent.) Added the urban qualifier to differentiate from those farmboy sounding guys in Halvorstorp and the outlying villages.

My English is a bit... weird. Obviously west Swedish, but mixed with a lot of RP (especially when reading out loud) and the odd bit of generic "Northern" and Scottish thrown in (due to where I've travelled to and the fact their 'melody' is closer to the Scandinavian languages than standard English), and, of course, a bit of learned-from-TV American.

I've also been told my French pronunciation is rather posh, if a bit slow. But that wasn't a French person, so no idea if it's true.

Is a lot of American television broadcast in Sweden without overdubbing?
Everything that's not aimed at kids who can't read yet is subtitled in Sweden.

I like Sweden even more now.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

I don't have an accident.

I do say "dude" a lot, but I think that's more of a generational thing as a 80s/90s kid than a Florida thing.

Dude.

Freehold DM wrote:
I had a brooklyn accent that I lost moving between California and Pennsylvania.

I have an odd accent where 50% of my vocalizations to other humanoids is some variation of "F*cking idiot!" No wait, that may be Traffic-Induced Tourette's Syndrome.

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