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No[Chat]Turne: A thread in memory

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  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Echo wrote: »
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    i really wonder how american accents sound to other english speakers

    do we sound stupid to them, like how british accents sound refined, or aussie ones sound laid back

    Southern accepts generally sound like DURR HERP DERP to Europeans, but most other American accents are fine. (While spoken at normal volume.)

    Ah do declare that the dulcet tones of the refahned Country Gentulman is a dahlect originating from these Unahted States that Ah fahnd most pleasureable upon mah ears.

    The funny thing is, people in the US have both of these opinions about the same accent. A lot of them thing HERP DERP, and another large group find them pleasant.

    Tis a crazy thing.

    Steam
    So we get stiff once in a while. So we have a little fun. What’s wrong with that? This is a free country, isn’t it? I can take my panda any place I want to. And if I wanna buy it a drink, that’s my business.
  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    someone make the coughing stooooopp
    Mucinex DM plus drink tea like everyone else said.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    I find that dumb things sound dumber in an American accent.

    stereotypes lol

  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I would say outside a few sections it is less an American accent more of a North American accents.

    A lot of Canadians always reminded me of people from like North Dakota and the Great Lakes region to the North.

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  • ShivahnShivahn Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Canadians don't think they have an accent

    Maritimes folk do, definitely

    and the Francophones, sure

    but the rest of us? Nahhhh

    We say 'broodle' instead of brutal.

    And a few other little quirks like that.

    Otherwise, we sound American.

    Aren't you American?

    I think the whole t->d thing is common to all Western American accents. I grew up near San Francisco and say broodle, eadding and reddicle instead of brutal, eating and reticle.

  • shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    someone make the coughing stooooopp

    ** spins around **

    ** waves hands **

    ** performs mystical chant **





    Did it work?

    Steam ID: Shalmelo || LoL: melo2boogaloo || tweets
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sir Ah say Sir, Ah must protest at your choice of undergarments to wear whahle we suffer this unseasonable weather. Your fondness for briefs makes a confounding situation near intolerable to a being of mah tastes. Ah do declare that Ah must ask you to consider boxers, lest me and mah companion consider alternate arrangements.

  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    For some reason a lot of British and European actors tend to adopt Southern accents when playing Americans even when it makes no sense in context. Christopher Plummer did a bit of this when he played Mike Wallace in The Insider and it was kind of grating because Mike Wallace is a real person who sounds about as Southern as my left nut.

    The Southern accent is a left over of an English accent so it is probably easier for them to pick up than say a Brooklyn or a standard Midwest.

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  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I missed the LoLs again.

    Damn my timing.

    PSN: allenquid
  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well I am off for the night. My relief is here and I am going to the ladyfriend's to watch Death Note (even though spoilers that I clicked in [chat] ruined it for me a few days ago, but she doesn't know that).

    Be good [chat]ters.

    Steam
    So we get stiff once in a while. So we have a little fun. What’s wrong with that? This is a free country, isn’t it? I can take my panda any place I want to. And if I wanna buy it a drink, that’s my business.
  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Canadians don't think they have an accent

    Maritimes folk do, definitely

    and the Francophones, sure

    but the rest of us? Nahhhh

    We say 'broodle' instead of brutal.

    And a few other little quirks like that.

    Otherwise, we sound American.

    Aren't you American?

    I think the whole t->d thing is common to all Western American accents. I grew up near San Francisco and say broodle, eadding and reddicle instead of brutal, eating and reticle.

    Fluffy Cass and I are all from Toronto-area and we do all of those things.

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    For some reason a lot of British and European actors tend to adopt Southern accents when playing Americans even when it makes no sense in context. Christopher Plummer did a bit of this when he played Mike Wallace in The Insider and it was kind of grating because Mike Wallace is a real person who sounds about as Southern as my left nut.

    The Southern accent is a left over of an English accent so it is probably easier for them to pick up than say a Brooklyn or a standard Midwest.

    Christopher Plummer's Canadian.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    I was very interested to learn that today's British RP is a modern invention and that older British English actually sounded a lot more like American accents.

  • DaxonDaxon Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Buffy is kind of painful to watch.

    It's such a girly show, I don't understand why I'm watching it.

  • ShivahnShivahn Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Arivia wrote: »
    Fluffy Cass and I are all from Toronto-area and we do all of those things.

    I thought YOU were American too.

    My worldview lies before me in pieces.

  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Arivia wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    For some reason a lot of British and European actors tend to adopt Southern accents when playing Americans even when it makes no sense in context. Christopher Plummer did a bit of this when he played Mike Wallace in The Insider and it was kind of grating because Mike Wallace is a real person who sounds about as Southern as my left nut.

    The Southern accent is a left over of an English accent so it is probably easier for them to pick up than say a Brooklyn or a standard Midwest.

    Christopher Plummer's Canadian.

    I suck with names and where people are from. 90% of the time someone post a name in [chat] I have to google it.

    Also he was talking about European and British actors. :P

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Gary Oldman does a fantastic New York accent

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    Arivia wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    For some reason a lot of British and European actors tend to adopt Southern accents when playing Americans even when it makes no sense in context. Christopher Plummer did a bit of this when he played Mike Wallace in The Insider and it was kind of grating because Mike Wallace is a real person who sounds about as Southern as my left nut.

    The Southern accent is a left over of an English accent so it is probably easier for them to pick up than say a Brooklyn or a standard Midwest.

    Christopher Plummer's Canadian.

    ugh

    they walk among us

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I think it's time to say fuck it and apply to every retail position in my area, even if it shall crush my very soul.

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    For some reason a lot of British and European actors tend to adopt Southern accents when playing Americans even when it makes no sense in context. Christopher Plummer did a bit of this when he played Mike Wallace in The Insider and it was kind of grating because Mike Wallace is a real person who sounds about as Southern as my left nut.

    I would guess because it's a more distinct accent, and they feel it easier to affect then a more nuanced one. I would compare it to an american trying to do a Scottish accent rather then a middleclass London one. The former has more affectations you can over do, and have the audience instantly pick up on.

  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Daxon wrote: »
    Buffy is kind of painful to watch.

    It's such a girly show, I don't understand why I'm watching it.

    All the best shows have female main characters.

    Buffy, Daria...

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    During WW2 the BBC actually used radio announcers with strong regional accents to distinguish it from German propaganda.

  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    But how real was the Mike Wallace in The Insider to begin with? Maybe only the name coincides, because Mike Wallaces wiki says nothing about benefiting from nazi dealings.

  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    And now I am tired, so I shall retire to my chambers.

  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Arivia wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    For some reason a lot of British and European actors tend to adopt Southern accents when playing Americans even when it makes no sense in context. Christopher Plummer did a bit of this when he played Mike Wallace in The Insider and it was kind of grating because Mike Wallace is a real person who sounds about as Southern as my left nut.

    The Southern accent is a left over of an English accent so it is probably easier for them to pick up than say a Brooklyn or a standard Midwest.

    Christopher Plummer's Canadian.

    ugh

    they walk among us

    q'blet torr dunar kron!

    8oQW

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I think it's time to say fuck it and apply to every retail position in my area, even if it shall crush my very soul.

    Since you have your degree apply to about anything that looks like entry level online. Its how I got my current two interviews.

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    apparently he does have time for her mickey mouse bullshit

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    Gary Younger-than-now-man

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Arivia wrote: »
    Daxon wrote: »
    Buffy is kind of painful to watch.

    It's such a girly show, I don't understand why I'm watching it.

    All the best shows have female main characters.

    Buffy, Daria...

    The New Adventures of Old Christine

    Veronica's Closet

    The Nanny

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Canadians actually have multiple different accents, it's just that most of them sound like various American accents.

    People from BC generally sound indistinguishable from norther Californians or people from Washington. People from Ontario sound pretty much like whatever US state they are closest to. Albertans sound a little distinct, but not enough that most people can tell them apart.

    The ones that people really notice are Maritimers and Quebecois, because those are very sharply distinct (and in the case of Quebecois, comes from another language) and do not have an American equivalent.

    I'm told often I have an "odd accent" because my flat Ontarian accent is a put on, my natural Pavee accent bothers the shit out of me and over the years I've smothered it in trying to sound like every other Ontarian.

  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I think it's time to say fuck it and apply to every retail position in my area, even if it shall crush my very soul.

    Not retail but try Bonefish Grill if there's one nearby. Pretty great place to work for.

    PSN: allenquid
  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I think it's time to say fuck it and apply to every retail position in my area, even if it shall crush my very soul.

    Since you have your degree apply to about anything that looks like entry level online. Its how I got my current two interviews.

    Yeah, I figure I'll end up working some obscure corner of some office or shop or something for now. But meeeeh income.

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    LOL

    I was thinking about Inside Man. That also has Christopher Plummer. What the fuck.

  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Arivia wrote: »
    Daxon wrote: »
    Buffy is kind of painful to watch.

    It's such a girly show, I don't understand why I'm watching it.

    All the best shows have female main characters.

    Buffy, Daria...

    Veronica Mars is the best show.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Fluffy: Oh, I've got time for her mickey mouse bullshit if ya know what I mean.

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    gundam470 wrote: »
    Arivia wrote: »
    Daxon wrote: »
    Buffy is kind of painful to watch.

    It's such a girly show, I don't understand why I'm watching it.

    All the best shows have female main characters.

    Buffy, Daria...

    Veronica Mars is the best show.

    YES!

  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    okay

    what does Pavee sound like

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Fluffy: Oh, I've got time for her mickey mouse bullshit if ya know what I mean.

    Say no more say no more
    nodge nodge

  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Also the standard american accent as used by hollywood is generally considered normal, because you import your media in such massive amounts, and it's watched constantly since childhood.

    Now it does have associations, but like Daxon said, it's really really hard to pin down what they are.

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    Honk wrote: »
    LOL

    I was thinking about Inside Man. That also has Christopher Plummer. What the fuck.

    ahahaha

    now we know who to cast in the film of "The Man Inside Me"

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