It's all about how you say it.

All things outside of Burning Man.
User avatar
MikeGyver
Posts: 681
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye With Dignity
Location: San Diego, California
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby MikeGyver » Tue May 07, 2013 10:19 pm

I've always said it
Es-plin-odd
Sked-jewl
In-vellope
Que-pon
Spa-geddi
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

User avatar
knowmad
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:33 pm
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB
Location: Puget Sound

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby knowmad » Tue May 07, 2013 10:37 pm

Hoe mhi Gawd! (teh 1 I pai $ to phuk.)Image me from your literalImage's
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri

tummler
Posts: 109
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:48 am

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby tummler » Wed May 08, 2013 6:21 am

I remember one of those rounds of the "Only people with American accents should teach English in our schools" movements. Some guy from Boston wrote in to the New York Times to object to that line of thinking, saying that when he was in elementary school back in the 50s, his Boston born-and-bred teacher used the following words as examples of homophones:

Orphan
Often

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 7294
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: I'm not sure
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby lucky420 » Wed May 08, 2013 6:28 am

We really hate it here in Nevada when people pronounce Nevada wrong.

It's not Neh vah duh. It's Nuh va duh. The first a should sound like the a in asshole.

Get it right people :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

User avatar
Dr. Pyro
Posts: 4352
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:11 am
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro
Location: Newcastle, CA
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed May 08, 2013 7:18 am

Whatever became of Ebonics?

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 28589
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby ygmir » Wed May 08, 2013 7:43 am

lucky420 wrote:We really hate it here in Nevada when people pronounce Nevada wrong.

It's not Neh vah duh. It's Nuh va duh. The first a should sound like the a in asshole.

Get it right people :coffee:


I so agree. I live in CA , but in Nevada City, Nevada county.
you can always tell the new people.............
or who wants to sound sophisticated.
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
Dr. Pyro
Posts: 4352
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:11 am
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro
Location: Newcastle, CA
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed May 08, 2013 8:08 am

ygmir wrote: I live in CA , but in Nevada City, Nevada county.


Oh great, and all this time I've been trying to stalk you in Grass Valley. Damn it all.

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 28589
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby ygmir » Wed May 08, 2013 8:39 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:
ygmir wrote: I live in CA , but in Nevada City, Nevada county.


Oh great, and all this time I've been trying to stalk you in Grass Valley. Damn it all.


clever me.
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
Posts: 18935
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:23 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art
Location: Wild, Wild West

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby AntiM » Wed May 08, 2013 8:42 am

You say tomato, I say fuck you.
http://burningman.org/timeline/

Poke me to experience my gooey insides!

User avatar
knowmad
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:33 pm
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB
Location: Puget Sound

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby knowmad » Wed May 08, 2013 9:53 am

There is no R in Washington.
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri

User avatar
maryanimal
Posts: 4027
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:41 am
Burning Since: 2011

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby maryanimal » Wed May 08, 2013 10:30 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Whatever became of Ebonics?


I remember back in 1995 0r 1996 an Oakland school district wanted to teach ebonics.


AntiM...LOL
Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious.

User avatar
MikeGyver
Posts: 681
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye With Dignity
Location: San Diego, California
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby MikeGyver » Wed May 08, 2013 1:48 pm

There's no N in Couch
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

User avatar
forty_eight
Posts: 1079
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:58 pm
Burning Since: 2013

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby forty_eight » Wed May 08, 2013 1:53 pm

I asked a dude from Scotland what was his first language. :oops:

They say the letter 'H' interestingly, as well.

User avatar
robbidobbs
Posts: 2830
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:07 pm
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Pottie Central
Location: LOS of the Pottie doors

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby robbidobbs » Wed May 08, 2013 2:05 pm

ALL-monds. not AAmonds. This makes you sound like you're a hick.
Worse-ste-sheer. Just for the record.
OR-gun. Not Or-reh-gone. I pronounce a location like the locals. Just like Care-ah-bee-an. Not Cahribian.
And yes, there is no R in the word Wash.
Gonzo points out that Floridians pronounce hur-cin. It's not hur-IK-ane.

And can we please dispense with the word whilst?

User avatar
Eric
Moderator
Posts: 9081
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:45 pm
Burning Since: 2003
Camp Name: BRC Weekly
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Eric » Wed May 08, 2013 3:54 pm

This is my favorite map of American English Dialects. The only thing that drives me crazy (as someone who grew up in the Southwest & now lives in SF) is that the map-maker assumes "Don" and "Dawn" are pronounced differently, while to me they're pronounced the same (D-ahn). I can't figure out how they would be pronounced any other way.

Large scale map (ie: legible) is on the site. Click the link or the image.

Prepare yourself, it's fucking technical insanity, with links to native regional speakers.


Oh, for me:
Woost-a-sheer
May-o (who says the "naise" bit?)
keh-chup
Nahlins
vi-tamins
que-pon
Es-pla-nod (short "a" at the end - does not rhyme with lemon-aid)
All-monds
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
It's a camping trip in the desert, not the redemption of the fallen world - Cryptofishist

Regarding Scammers & Scalpers
Please read above link for all official information.

Eric ShutterSlut
Ass't Editor, BRC Weekly

User avatar
Eric
Moderator
Posts: 9081
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:45 pm
Burning Since: 2003
Camp Name: BRC Weekly
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Eric » Wed May 08, 2013 3:56 pm

As an added bonus - it's "soda", not "pop"\
It's a camping trip in the desert, not the redemption of the fallen world - Cryptofishist

Regarding Scammers & Scalpers
Please read above link for all official information.

Eric ShutterSlut
Ass't Editor, BRC Weekly

User avatar
clocksnmirrors
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:20 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Location: Arizona

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed May 08, 2013 4:03 pm

native chicagoan here:
    worst' er sher
    may' uh naze
    ka' chup
    new or' linz
    vi' tuh minz
    koo' pon
    es' pluh nod
    all' munds

and for good measure:
    sa' min (salmon)
    feh' byoo air ee
    jew' luh ree
oops i made a mistake! making mistakes is part of growing up....

User avatar
mgb327
Posts: 949
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:20 pm
Location: Somerset, Va.

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby mgb327 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:08 pm

My best friend is from Boston. I wear khakis, he starts his car with kahkis.
Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?
" I am a controlled substance". Savannah.

User avatar
171/348
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:28 pm
Burning Since: 2012

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby 171/348 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:38 pm

Eric wrote:As an added bonus - it's "soda", not "pop"\
Moved from L.I. to Cleveland when I was 3. Not long after, I remember being downtown and ordering a soda and the woman behind the counter asked me what kind of ice cream I wanted. Quite possibly the most confused I have ever been.

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40300
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 08, 2013 7:11 pm

Oddly enough, when I talk either and neither don't rhyme. But I can't tell which is I and which is eeeeeeee. It only happens wehn I'm not thinking about it.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
Turtleburp
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:52 pm
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Barbie Holiday Village - Soap Supplied!
Location: Melbourne
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Turtleburp » Wed May 08, 2013 7:37 pm

English...

[media]
Amateur shirtcocker

Simon's left sock and cat porn photographer

Image

User avatar
Turtleburp
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:52 pm
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Barbie Holiday Village - Soap Supplied!
Location: Melbourne
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Turtleburp » Wed May 08, 2013 7:41 pm

English...

[media]
Amateur shirtcocker

Simon's left sock and cat porn photographer

Image

User avatar
Turtleburp
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:52 pm
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Barbie Holiday Village - Soap Supplied!
Location: Melbourne
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Turtleburp » Wed May 08, 2013 7:50 pm

English - honetly and no I don't understnad everythin Geordies say and use the eyebrow technique.

What is the eyebore techniques, well for startes it's good for Scotts and the irish too and you watch eyebrows :
Up = good - nod and agree
Down = bad - shake head make noises of disapproval
no movement = unsure shrug noncomittaly or run away

[media]
Amateur shirtcocker

Simon's left sock and cat porn photographer

Image

User avatar
MikeGyver
Posts: 681
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye With Dignity
Location: San Diego, California
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby MikeGyver » Wed May 08, 2013 9:42 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Oddly enough, when I talk either and neither don't rhyme. But I can't tell which is I and which is eeeeeeee. It only happens wehn I'm not thinking about it.


N-eye-ther
Eeether
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

User avatar
maryanimal
Posts: 4027
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:41 am
Burning Since: 2011

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby maryanimal » Wed May 08, 2013 11:03 pm

Ny-ther
Eye-ther

I used to be an aid in an ESL class, and it teaching them the difference between tear and tear, bear-bare, there, their they're etc. It was frustrating for them.
Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious.

User avatar
Sham
Moderator
Posts: 7669
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:10 am
Location: The hidden mythical place.....

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Sham » Thu May 09, 2013 1:10 am

tomato--tomato potato--potato

Never mind..... :roll:

User avatar
MikeGyver
Posts: 681
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye With Dignity
Location: San Diego, California
Contact:

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby MikeGyver » Thu May 09, 2013 1:40 am

Shambala wrote:tomato--tomato potato--potato

Never mind..... :roll:


As you can see from my screen name I've always said Patato so when I made my name when I was like 10 I spelled it how I said it.

I also say Tamato
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40300
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 09, 2013 9:26 am

Shambala wrote:tomato--tomato potato--potato

Never mind..... :roll:

Actually, the classic is "Let's call the whole thing off."
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
Posts: 18935
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:23 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art
Location: Wild, Wild West

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby AntiM » Thu May 09, 2013 11:23 am

maryanimal wrote:Ny-ther
Eye-ther

I used to be an aid in an ESL class, and it teaching them the difference between tear and tear, bear-bare, there, their they're etc. It was frustrating for them.



I used to teach ESL, a lot would depend on the parent language. I worried less about accent, and more about communication basics, and when warranted, written academic skills. You never know your own language well until you attempt to teach it.
http://burningman.org/timeline/

Poke me to experience my gooey insides!

Thecatman
Posts: 2846
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:47 pm
Burning Since: 2002
Camp Name: alone
Location: Carson City. About 125 miles south of BRC

Re: It's all about how you say it.

Postby Thecatman » Fri May 10, 2013 8:27 pm

lucky420 wrote:It's not Neh vah duh. It's Nuh va duh. The first a should sound like the a in asshole.


l have a friend from high school who lives near Columbia, Missouri. That's Missouruh, as opposed to Missouree.

l get the chills when l here someone say Neh vah duh, like they do on the Weather Channel. How Jen Carfagno said "Ee lie, Nehvahduh was -41 this morning" in one sentence was beyond me, as opposed to Ely :roll:, this past winter.
l do have one of those stickers from The Flag Store.
My cats are cuter than your grandkids!

"Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem." Ronald Reagan


Return to “Open Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests