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Postby jvcc » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:51 am

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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby loofah » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:00 pm

That does seem the most likely explanation. And maybe she just mutters to herself a lot.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby slydon » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:58 pm

http://hearing.siemens.com/sg/10-about- ... ?year=1924 seems like the best bet

But who is she talking to? :O
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby jvcc » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:30 pm

This isn't a news article, but I wasn't sure what other category it could be put under. It is an Atlas of Accents. Even though it's geographically farther than Chicago, I think that my regional accent is pretty close to this one from St. Louis.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby ntw3001 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:40 am

I probably am most like this one. But with a better voice. A fantastic voice.

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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby chrismachine » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:34 pm

That right, bruvah bob?
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby jvcc » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:49 pm

He did totally say bruvah.

EVERYONE. Identify your regional accent, it'll be fun or something.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby ntw3001 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:35 pm

Did he say bruvah? I don't do that. I don't sound exactly like him. Perhaps I sound more like that other London-sounding fellow, I don't know. Probably not.
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Postby jvcc » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:12 pm

My favorite one so far is the elderly man from Oxfordshire.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby chrismachine » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:30 pm

I like how the elderly man needs to add "on" to Wednesday, all proper-like. I am likely closest to this: http://accent.gmu.edu/searchsaa.php?fun ... akerid=815
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby jvcc » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:09 pm

chrismachine wrote:I like how the elderly man needs to add "on" to Wednesday, all proper-like.

HAH. I didn't even notice that. It reminds me of when I was watching the outtakes from the first series of QI and Stephen Fry was trying to read the prompter, and he suddenly stops, saying, "Wait, that doesn't make any sense." To Alan Davies says something like, "If it's not grammatically correct you can't even read it!"

I think that certain forms of American and Canadian accents sound very similar. I was going to say "more neutral forms" of American and Canadian accents, but that makes it sound like there's a default version. The sort of accent you'd hear a newscaster speaking with, we'll say. They generally don't have strong regional accents.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby Saltine » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:14 pm

Heh, I can't easily find my own accent in there (although it's probably close to the Connecticut one) but I loved listening to the Boston one, especially bɹʌðə bɔəb for "Brother Bob". I love the fact the the 'o' in "Bob" is a diphthong. "Bruthah Baw-uhb"
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Postby jvcc » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:30 pm

Oh man, I searched for "Boston" on that site and they had a few more submissions. This was my favorite.
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Postby EvilJekyll » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:00 pm

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Postby Skimba » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:40 am

Stupid Add-on.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby slydon » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:05 pm

I don't have a strong NY accent, but my wife says it comes out when I threaten the cat. :lol:
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby Nyperold » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:46 am

So like, some dude went and stole some video game consoles from a medical center. The consoles were for children with cancer to play.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby ntw3001 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:00 am

What a bad man. But it looks like some bold and noble game companies are stepping in to fill the Xbox-shaped void, so Christmas is saved.

Some dude died in my town again. This time he fell through a skylight (or something) in the industrial estate, while escaping from some people robbing his cannabis factory, or something.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby Dusk » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:40 am

Accents

LOL this thing is hilarious.
They should have found someone more enthusiastic for mine.
Woah, this guy from Melbourne is too enthusiastic!
Incidentally, I'm quite sure they mixed up the Sydnine and Queenslandian accents.
Listening to that same paragraph over and over reminds me of the audio book for The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby jvcc » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:48 pm

Yikes, that lady from Perth sounds downright depressed.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby ntw3001 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:02 pm

I actually love the demands. Six spoons of fresh snow peas! No more, no less. Scoop them into three (no more, no less) red (this is important) bags.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby Saltine » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:06 pm

ntw3001 wrote:Some dude died in my town again. This time he fell through a skylight
Why won't that guy stay dead?
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby jvcc » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:50 pm

Speaking of accents, Amy Walker is rather good at them.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby EvilJekyll » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:36 pm

Dusk wrote:I'm quite sure they mixed up the Sydnine

That one sounds like Eric Idle from the Bruces sketches.
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Postby PonderThis » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:13 pm

Siberian tiger kills bus driver as passengers watch is a horrifying story, but the first comment cracked me up ...
maybe the tiger wanted to use the bus driver for traditional medicine


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