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Re: favourite words

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:57 pm

I would make fun of Lance's Southern Jessie accent, but not as much as I would take the piss of Pettys Haggis Honking accent.
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Re: favourite words

Post by Tinuviel on Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:28 pm

Anachronistic, peculiar, affinity.

I'm from ChicAHgo, I've got a little accent, but not huge. What bugs me is when people pronounce crayon as Cray-on or Bag as Bae-g.

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:37 am

halfwise wrote:No, quark most definitely does not sound like quack, it sounds like quaRck.

(and not 'quoke' as the brits would pronounce it.  Evil or Very Mad )

Just to elaborate on this, the "a" sound in quack vs. quark (in American English, at least) are very different. The former rhymes with flat, while the latter rhymes with dark.
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Post by Eldorion on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:40 am

Lancebloke wrote:Don't you bloody Americans start telling us English how to pronounce our own fecking language!!!!  Mad 

Fun fact: when you look into the way the language was spoken on both sides of the pond in the pre-revolution days, modern American accents (the generic sort, not any regional variations) are actually closer to the historical form of the language than modern British ones (again, the generic accent).

http://mentalfloss.com/article/29761/when-did-americans-lose-their-british-accents

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Post by Lancebloke on Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:45 am

Our accents are all over the place here. I was telling someone off for pronouncing my name wrong. Being a southern softie (as Figgy rightly points out) the 'a' in my name is said the same as you would day chARm not the way you would say hAm.

But that is a dirty northerner for you.

Also... I would say quark the same way they say it in Star Trek.

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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:14 am

u fuckers norced my thread goddamnit! i just wanna know ur favourite words (and why) not how to pronounce quack.

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:00 pm

I was only discussing how to pronounce norc. Shrugging 

And saying how the english pronounce it
http://translate.google.no/#en/no/norc
would be simlar to how they pronounce quark.
http://translate.google.no/#en/no/quorc
As opposed to the Americans.
http://translate.google.no/#en/no/quark

I know how you would pronounce it in Norwegian. Wink 

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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:20 pm

hhahaha... ha... i dunno if u do though..

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:33 pm

Well, if I didn't before you telling me on the last page can't have hurt.  Razz 

Though I did.  Wink 

It's norc/nork (/nårk/) as in ork (/årk/)

And anyway. It can't be norcing if norc is my favourite word, can it?

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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:02 pm

Suspect

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:16 pm

Lancebloke wrote:Our accents are all over the place here. I was telling someone off for pronouncing my name wrong. Being a southern softie (as Figgy rightly points out) the 'a' in my name is said the same as you would day chARm not the way you would say hAm.

But that is a dirty northerner for you.

Also... I would say quark the same way they say it in Star Trek.

what?? you pronounce your name Larnse ?? you Southern woofter  Saucy Wink 
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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:46 pm

Norc wrote:Suspect

I have no idea why you would be suspicious of me saying that. Laughing  (Oh, alright. I might have some idea.  Razz )

Norc is a nice word though, with some pleasant associations. And you are my absolute favourite.

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Re: favourite words

Post by Lancebloke on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:55 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:
what?? you pronounce your name Larnse ?? you Southern woofter  Saucy Wink 

Yes I do. Can't help that you bloody northerners are too busy cleaning your black, carbon stained finger nails to be able to learn how to speak properly.

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Re: favourite words

Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Lancebloke wrote:
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what?? you pronounce your name Larnse ?? you Southern woofter  Saucy Wink 

Yes I do. Can't help that you bloody northerners are too busy cleaning your black, carbon stained finger nails to be able to learn how to speak properly.

actually we are too busy ferret racing oop ont'moors  to learn how to speak properly.  Rolling Eyes  while you lot are busy Dick Van Dyking and sewing pearls on your underpants we are engaged in useful employment.  Suspect
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Post by Lancebloke on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:22 pm

.... since when has sewing pearls to underpants not been worthwhile employment? Those pearls aren't going to sew themselves!

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Re: favourite words

Post by David H on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:40 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:

actually we are too busy ferret racing oop ont'moors  to learn how to speak properly.  Rolling Eyes  while you lot are busy Dick Van Dyking and sewing pearls on your underpants we are engaged in useful employment.  Suspect

I've heard stories about where Yorkshiremen race their ferrets Suspect 


Pearls sound safer.... pig 

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Re: favourite words

Post by Norc on Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:39 pm

Bluebottle wrote:
Norc wrote:Suspect

I have no idea why you would be suspicious of me saying that. Laughing  (Oh, alright. I might have some idea.  Razz )

Norc is a nice word though, with some pleasant associations. And you are my absolute favourite.
it is starting to get a bit creepy and with that kakapo it doesn't make it better...

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:22 pm

Oh, I'm partly teasing you. I find the idea that someone would react with suspicion to being called great slightly amusing.

Not that I don't like you a lot, but I do know saying some of these things are over the top you know.

Don't you like the kakapo? It's very temporary I assure you.  Laughing 

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:54 pm

Bluebottle wrote:Not that I don't like you a lot

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Post by Norc on Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:04 pm

err...ok.

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Post by halfwise on Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:26 pm

Bewilder. good word.

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Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:11 pm

Palaver - love this word Very Happy Bungo might know why.

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Re: favourite words

Post by Eldorion on Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:35 pm

Google definition wrote:pa·lav·er
pəˈlavər,-ˈläv-/Submit
noun
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prolonged and idle discussion.
"an hour of aimless palaver"

Sounds like something all of us on Forumshire know well. Nod
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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:37 pm

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Post by Bluebottle on Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:01 pm

I quite like the word replevin.

In the concrete sense it's a rather boring form of legal recovery. Seen more abstract it's been used to refer to a written piece that has the goal of reestablishing the reputation of something that's had it's merits questioned or been soundly denounced.

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