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Old 02-26-2004, 07:37 AM   #41
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Originally posted by ladyzekke:
No accent at all. Just regular American,
Erm! How can I break this to you LadyZ? That counts as an accent. Having been to Virginia, North & South Carolina and Georgia (amongst others) I can assure you that it counts.

I love the southern accent of the women in America but the men's accent isn't so kind to the ears.

I used to have a quite strong London accent. Unfortunately Americans had difficulty in understanding me so I slowed it down and began to pronounce each word more carefully. Strangely enough it never went back to the way it was.

In Tennessee:

Me: Can I have some water please
Waitress: I'm sorry?
Me: Can I have some water please
Waitress: I'm sorry?
Me: Some water, you know, to drink
Waitress: Oh I understand what you want I just love to hear you say water!

In Arkansas:

(When we hadn't eaten most of the dessert)
Waitress: What's wrong with your cobblers:
Me: (Speechless because I was laughing so much the tears were running down my face)
My Mate: (Speechless, laughing hysterically and sliding off of his chair under the table)
Waitress: Is he awlllriiiight?
Me and mate: Guffaw!!!!!!!!!

In Florida, Georgia and Louisiana:

Person in bar/restaurant: Hey, you're Australian right?
Me: I certainly am, and what part of Canada are you from?
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:40 AM   #42
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But I do on the off occasion when i'm talking with friends use cockney slang i.e 'Score' (£10)
Mmmmm! I can see that you are a true Londoner!!! BTW - here's that score I owe you (hands Daniel a cockle and smirks, that'll teach the Connaught Ranger)
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:45 AM   #43
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moine uz choiwce bro [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
Ou bro! Gots twenny senss for some streets fightas??!! That's be whukkid!!
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:43 AM   #44
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So Donut, what was wrong?

In my quest to figure it out, I came across an interesting site... LondonSlang.com. It was.... illuminating.
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:50 AM   #45
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Heh, i've just realised my mistake...A 'Score' is £20 a 'Cockel and Hen' (sp?) is £10
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Old 02-26-2004, 12:05 PM   #46
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So Donut, what was wrong?

In my quest to figure it out, I came across an interesting site... LondonSlang.com. It was.... illuminating.
As Daniel has now realised a "score" is £20. £10 is a "cockle" and a Connaught Ranger is a stranger or outsider.
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Old 02-26-2004, 01:01 PM   #47
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quote:
Originally posted by Bungleau:
So Donut, what was wrong?

In my quest to figure it out, I came across an interesting site... LondonSlang.com. It was.... illuminating.
As Daniel has now realised a "score" is £20. £10 is a "cockle" and a Connaught Ranger is a stranger or outsider. [/QUOTE]I didn't look at the site Donut [img]tongue.gif[/img] I relised I made a grave error and fixed it without use of the site, and as I said before, I dont use the slang that that often
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Old 02-26-2004, 01:28 PM   #48
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I'm from Canada, eh. Aboot time you gave me a beer, eh
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Old 02-26-2004, 02:47 PM   #49
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I've spent months in Canada. "Eh?" is now part of my vocabulary.
I don't know why people make fun of it so much... It's *extremely* useful.
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Old 02-26-2004, 02:54 PM   #50
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My accent?

Throw in a dash of english, (Leeds)

Add a pinch of Texan,

and finish with a generous dose of Gibraltarian...this can best be described as, I don't know. Say this as it is written to get a hint of what it sounds like- "Gijo brorda, adonde sta la cable-car, quiero ver los monos, they're preety funny, no? Noveah que pescha me tire!"

Its called llanito (janito), a mix of Spanish and English, I think it's a really funny accent/dialect!

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