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Postby kupo » Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:16 am

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YOU SOUND LIKE A BOY


Yeah, that's what my real result was. I lied.
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Postby ntw3001 » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:17 am

I got Inland North. Uhh... w00t?

James, I can't figure out what you answered differently to me. I mean... if you're from Surrey, and judging by the way your accent sounds pretty similar to most people I know, so you're probably not some kind of accent-freak, I'm sure you would have exactly the same answers as me.

You don't rhyme bag with vague, do you?

Who does rhyme bag with vague? I wasn't aware such an accent even existed.

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Postby maychorian » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:24 am

I thought that was called "ignorance."
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Postby ntw3001 » Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:02 am

Am I ignorant, or is someone or something else ignorant?

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Postby maychorian » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:15 pm

I mean, rhyming bag with vague. Or vice versa.
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Postby Brian » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:25 pm

I RHYME BAG WITH VAGUE.

Though I probably have pronounciation issues. When I was little I'd learn a good chunk of my vocabulary through reading, which means I'd mispornounce things all the time. I once pronounced "vaguely" as "vog-lee" and was mocked mercilessly by my family, who all pronounce it as rhyming with bag.
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Postby maychorian » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:12 pm

Oh, I used to mispronounce it too. Like you, I learned a lot of words from reading. And then one day my mom snickered at me when I rhymed vague with bag. And my mom never snickers at people--she's too sweet.

I probably still have a few mispronunciations floating around in my vocabulary.
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Postby Lambs_Cows_Lambs » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:41 pm

Hahaha oooh Dusk Bringer.

Anyway - last night I realized something - people from Fargo don't sound Canadian.
I had an aquaintance from Fargo that moved up here and she didn't sound like us. We made fun of her for it.
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Postby James » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:47 pm

ntw3001 wrote:James, I can't figure out what you answered differently to me. I mean... if you're from Surrey, and judging by the way your accent sounds pretty similar to most people I know, so you're probably not some kind of accent-freak, I'm sure you would have exactly the same answers as me.

You don't rhyme bag with vague, do you?

No. Could it be that I said 'about' had the same vowel sound as 'loud'? No, changing that still gives me the Northeast, only less so.

OK, my answers were obviously that I was in the 18 - 24 bracket and was male. For all the 'same or different' questions I answered 'different' (the Mary/merry/marry thing was all different). I had 'horrible' with the o from 'hot', 'about' with the same 'ou' as 'loud', and 'bag' not rhyming with 'vague'.
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Postby Matthew » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:10 pm

The West.

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

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Postby Dusk » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:45 pm

Lambs_Cows_Lambs wrote:Hahaha oooh Dusk Bringer.


Hey, she started it. Make fun of my face across the internet, will you!?

Lambs_Cows_Lambs wrote:I had an aquaintance from Fargo that moved up here and she didn't sound like us. We made fun of her for it.

Fargo people sound AMAZING. I don't know how they can listen to themselves speak like that.

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Postby kupo » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:54 pm

James wrote:For all the 'same or different' questions I answered 'different' (the Mary/merry/marry thing was all different). I had 'horrible' with the o from 'hot', 'about' with the same 'ou' as 'loud', and 'bag' not rhyming with 'vague'.


I had the same answers.

I don't know. I hear people saying those words differently than I do. But the whole vague and bag thing is rather new to me. I mean...how do people do it? Do you say "vague" with a short 'a' sound? I'm confused as to how those words can sound the same.

I don't know if it's just a "me" thing or a whole "New York" thing but there are some things people mock me for. Mostly for the word "draw." Apparently, according to my boyfriend, I pronounce it like "drawrw" or something. And, also, I feel I tend to have a hard time having people understand whether I am saying "draw" or "drawer." Maybe it is a New York thing, though. Aren't we supposed to be known for not pronouncing our "-er" endings properly?
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Postby ntw3001 » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:15 pm

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ntw3001 wrote:James, I can't figure out what you answered differently to me. I mean... if you're from Surrey, and judging by the way your accent sounds pretty similar to most people I know, so you're probably not some kind of accent-freak, I'm sure you would have exactly the same answers as me.

You don't rhyme bag with vague, do you?

No. Could it be that I said 'about' had the same vowel sound as 'loud'? No, changing that still gives me the Northeast, only less so.

OK, my answers were obviously that I was in the 18 - 24 bracket and was male. For all the 'same or different' questions I answered 'different' (the Mary/merry/marry thing was all different). I had 'horrible' with the o from 'hot', 'about' with the same 'ou' as 'loud', and 'bag' not rhyming with 'vague'.


Ah, wait. I may have got mixed up here. for that horrible/whore question, I put whore, thinking it was the H sound I was talking about. But the H sound is the same in both! It's a wonder I didn't find the question confusing, instead leaping to the wrong answer. Let me check...

Yup, we're the same. You're just a little better at internet quizzes than me.

And in other news, I actually can think of a guy who might pronounce 'bag' like 'vague'. It's Russian Fred! He's from Belarus. I didn't come up with the name 'Russian Fred'. Yeah, he'd use the same vowel sound for both, but not one which is used by native English speakers.

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Postby James » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:17 pm

kupo wrote:And, also, I feel I tend to have a hard time having people understand whether I am saying "draw" or "drawer." Maybe it is a New York thing, though. Aren't we supposed to be known for not pronouncing our "-er" endings properly?

Well I often forget that 'drawer' has the 'er' at the end, because in my head they are homophones. If I try to pronounce the 'er' it just sounds weird.
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Postby kupo » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:20 pm

James wrote:Well I often forget that 'drawer' has the 'er' at the end, because in my head they are homophones. If I try to pronounce the 'er' it just sounds weird.


YES. Me too. It makes me sad and frustrated.
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Postby Nik » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:18 am

I pronounce "drawer" like "door"
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Postby James » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:31 am

Nik wrote:I pronounce "drawer" like "door"

What, without the extra R after the D?
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Postby Nik » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:33 am

James wrote:
Nik wrote:I pronounce "drawer" like "door"

What, without the extra R after the D?


I mean the VOWEL. And I don't really pronounce the W


Edit: I'm an idiot. Carry on.
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Postby BradLand1 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:33 am

the quiz wrote:Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.


Utah.

i know someone who pronounces crayons as "crowns"
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Postby James » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:38 am

Nik wrote:
James wrote:
Nik wrote:I pronounce "drawer" like "door"

What, without the extra R after the D?


I mean the VOWEL. And I don't really pronounce the W


Edit: I'm an idiot. Carry on.

OK, that's how I pronounce it.
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Postby Nik » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:44 am

James wrote:
Nik wrote:
James wrote:
Nik wrote:I pronounce "drawer" like "door"

What, without the extra R after the D?


I mean the VOWEL. And I don't really pronounce the W


Edit: I'm an idiot. Carry on.

OK, that's how I pronounce it.


Does that make me awesome too?
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Postby catastrophile » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:46 am

I think it means that you don't have a speech impediment.
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Postby James » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:47 am

Nik wrote:Does that make me awesome too?

Well it does in the sense that it's a sense in which you're similar God.
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Postby giantsfan97 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:01 am

James wrote:
Nik wrote:Does that make me awesome too?

Well it does in the sense that it's a sense in which you're similar TO God.
Even God f*cks up.
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Postby Nik » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:49 am

giantsfan97 wrote:
James wrote:
Nik wrote:Does that make me awesome too?

Well it does in the sense that it's a sense in which you're similar TO God.
Even God f*cks up.


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