Regional Dialect

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  1. K E Gordon

    K E Gordon Very Well-Known Member
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    Oh here in this area,,,people always cut off the light. No one ever turns off the light. You always fix dinner not cook it. Of course, I am a smart alec but I never said...oh I didn't know it was broken,,,but I did think it to myself.. Regionalisms are funny..oh and of course there is the whole pop. soda thing, and water in Western PA area, and wooder in the Eastern Pa area. The US is a big country though, and it is not surprising we all say things a bit differently.
     
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    Billy Joel said, "Turn OUT the light, don't try to save me,.......but I may just be the LOOOOnatic you're looking for.........
    You may be wrong, or you may be right......"
     
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    I miss hearing my nana and her accent. I don't even know how to type it so y'all would understand. Two in particular were roof and spoon. I guess it was a Newfoundland / Nova Scotia thing.

    Speaking of accents, I'm always surprised at how bad the Boston accents are in the movies. You would think the actors would work with voice coaches to get it right. It's annoying to hear it, and distracts me from the movie.
     
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    I never really noticed the Boston accents in the movie that much. One movie that I thought was interesting because of the accents was "The Shipping News" with Kevin Spacey It took place in New Foundland, and what was neat about the movie were the accents. They sounded very Irish, which I assume is how they talk in New Foundland, I have never been there. I am dying to go to the Canadian Maratime provinces though. I really need to re up my passport, but of course that costs money!
     
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    Would you like a cwtch?
     
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    I got a cousin who sounds like a Canadian when he talks. "House" comes out "hoos" and "out" is "oot", "about" is "aboot" etc. Don't know where he got that. He was born and raised right here in Iowa.
     
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    Tell me what it is first ..............:p
     
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    It's a Welsh expression. Would you like a hug or give us a cwtch x
     
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    Never turn down a hug - yes please :p
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    Your turn ................:p
     
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