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    Proper Pronunciation

    For those unfortunates who never learned correct English pronunciation ...



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    Re: Proper Pronunciation

    Good song choice at the end, too!
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    Musta been filmed in Baaastin.
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    Re: Proper Pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Musta been filmed in Baaastin.
    I think proper phonetics replaces the last "a" with an "h". "Baahstin".

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    Re: Proper Pronunciation

    There are really several "Boston accents" depending on where in the city you come from, your socio-economic class, and your ethnic background. To a Bostonian, it's pretty simple to tell whether someone was raised in Southie (Irish) or the North End (Italian). There are even different accents for different towns as one moves further out of the city. One of our favorite pastimes is to mock any actor not from around here who tries to imitate a Boston accent. I grew up about 25 miles south of the city and while my friends from away kid me about my Boston accent, native Bostonians don't think I've got much of one. Sadly, as we become more and more unified through the media, regional accents seem to be disappearing and I fear someday we'll all sound like generic newsreaders. And if you want an education about the use of "wicked" this might be of interest: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/...super-bowl-ad/
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    I have a high school friend who works for a news affiliate in either Cleveland or Cincinnati, one of those places in Ohio, and she apparently gets a hard time for her accent. I reminded her that we Okies don't have accents and it was those from Ohio with the funny accent.
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    I grew up in West Virginia - I have NO business talking to anyone about funny accents.
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    Re: Proper Pronunciation

    Here in Virginia,I get to make fun of them (& their accents),
    but they can't do that to me,because I don't have one.
    I speak "Californian".
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    Re: Proper Pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    Here in Virginia,I get to make fun of them (& their accents),
    but they can't do that to me,because I don't have one.
    I speak "Californian".
    I suspect you speak "Northern Californian". "Southern Californian" includes a lot of "like", as in "I speak, like, Californian."
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    Re: Proper Pronunciation

    Correct! But I do say "Dude",when mocking the California stereotype.
    I'm still learning to speak "Southern".
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    Re: Proper Pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    Correct! But I do say "Dude",when mocking the California stereotype.
    Like, really, like, you use the, like, word, like, dude?
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    Fer sure....
    Never do anything you
    wouldn't want to explain
    to the paramedics.

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    Awesome!
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    "Southern" can be challenging to learn Doug. But you probably figured that out already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayless View Post
    "Southern" can be challenging to learn Doug. But you probably figured that out already.
    when we lived in the south (OK Florida - where the further north you go the further south you get) we were taught and experienced that:

    The first thing you learn is

    Fixin to
    then Big old
    and only third is y'all and all y'all
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    when we lived in the south (OK Florida - where the further north you go the further south you get) we were taught and experienced that:

    The first thing you learn is

    Fixin to
    then Big old
    and only third is y'all and all y'all
    I'll add that in Louisiana the first one is "Fit'nta" (one word, first t is almost silent); second is "Big ol'"; third is just "y'all"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Richaud View Post
    I'll add that in Louisiana the first one is "Fit'nta" (one word, first t is almost silent); second is "Big ol'"; third is just "y'all"...
    Mickey, my dear stepmother was from Oak Grove, LA so I learned a lot of that first hand. And SWMBO gets irritated by the use of "fixin to" so natrurally I use it every chance I get.
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