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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:51 am
by jvcc
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Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:00 pm
by loofah
That does seem the most likely explanation. And maybe she just mutters to herself a lot.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:58 pm
by slydon
http://hearing.siemens.com/sg/10-about- ... ?year=1924 seems like the best bet

But who is she talking to? :O

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:30 pm
by jvcc
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.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:40 am
by ntw3001
I probably am most like this one. But with a better voice. A fantastic voice.

WE NEED A BIG TOY FROG FOR THE KIDS

HURRY

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:34 pm
by chrismachine
That right, bruvah bob?

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:49 pm
by jvcc
He did totally say bruvah.

EVERYONE. Identify your regional accent, it'll be fun or something.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:35 pm
by ntw3001
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.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:12 pm
by jvcc
My favorite one so far is the elderly man from Oxfordshire.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:30 pm
by chrismachine
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

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:09 pm
by jvcc
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.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:14 pm
by Saltine
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"

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:30 pm
by jvcc
Oh man, I searched for "Boston" on that site and they had a few more submissions. This was my favorite.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:00 pm
by EvilJekyll

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:40 am
by Skimba
Stupid Add-on.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:05 pm
by slydon
I don't have a strong NY accent, but my wife says it comes out when I threaten the cat. :lol:

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:46 am
by Nyperold
So like, some dude went and stole some video game consoles from a medical center. The consoles were for children with cancer to play.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:00 am
by ntw3001
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.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:40 am
by Dusk
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.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:48 pm
by jvcc
Yikes, that lady from Perth sounds downright depressed.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:02 pm
by ntw3001
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.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:06 pm
by Saltine
ntw3001 wrote:Some dude died in my town again. This time he fell through a skylight
Why won't that guy stay dead?

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:50 pm
by jvcc
Speaking of accents, Amy Walker is rather good at them.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:36 pm
by EvilJekyll
Dusk wrote:I'm quite sure they mixed up the Sydnine

That one sounds like Eric Idle from the Bruces sketches.

Re: NON-Amusing News Articles

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:13 pm
by PonderThis
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


I am a bad bad man.