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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2004, 04:30:40 AM »

I think the West Coast of the US will say soda, since I do that. :P  The southern states will probably say coke, no matter what kind of carbonated drink it is. The eastern part will probably say either 'pop' or 'soda pop.' The middle states will probably say pop. Different areas of speech will do that to you. My old music teacher who came from Minnesota says Pop to be made fun of by Californian students, as did our Chicago music teacher now. He quickly adapted and currently uses soda and carbonated drinks just to warn us not to drink too much of that and get dehydrated.
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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2004, 08:20:49 AM »

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Actually, saying "coke" to mean soda pop is a southern state thing. Most of the states say soda.
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really??? we all say coke here. but then...i am in a southern area...

i dont say huh all the time. just about all my sentences end in "or whatever"
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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2004, 12:01:48 PM »

I am speaking on behalf of all Aussies when I say that very few people here speak like Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter), run around chasing crocodiles or snakes, or for that matter say "Crikey!" all the time.
Very few of us actually use the word "Mate" as much as you all think we do.
Also, there are not kangaroos everywhere you look, like some of you Yanks and Poms think.
Koalas are not everywhere either, or for that matter echidnas, frill-neck lizards, etc.
Oh, and we are not all stupid idiots that have an IQ of 5 as many cartoons seem to suggest (and many believe). We, do in fact have a better grasp of the English language than you Yanks here.
Not everything is country.
I saw the movie "Kangaroo Jack", and I disagree that it took them a few hours to go from Sydney to Central Australia by car. It would take closer to 3 days.

That is all for now, but I will continue as I think of more.
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« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2004, 02:35:03 PM »

Oi! Y"All be careful and not make this here thread flaming or I might have to set me coke on the soda pop machine and become a blooming Mod.........Got it Mate?  :smile:
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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2004, 02:46:38 PM »

bah tal, lets face it, now there's no need to spit the dummy. Its all true, everyone says mate, and I've been catching kangaroos to school since I was old enough to hog tie my first croc.

Crikey! I gotta go! the koalas are coming! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

ps. spit the dummy is aussie for having a hissy fit or getting real angry/ having a temper tantrum etc.
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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2004, 04:15:58 PM »

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bah tal, lets face it, now there's no need to spit the dummy. Its all true, everyone says mate, and I've been catching kangaroos to school since I was old enough to hog tie my first croc.

Crikey! I gotta go! the koalas are coming! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

LOL very funny there Ash, so if you are not like Steve Irwin then how about Paul Hogen in Croc Dundee?  :jester: J/K.




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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2004, 09:04:53 PM »

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Normal dutch: Als je nu even gaat zitten / Hij, Zij
Local: As je nou effe ga zitten / Ie

English: If you'd sit down for now / He, She

All I can think of for this region for now. :smile:
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Nice thread here... :D

Well, if you get me going.. I know some strange things :D Will pick some er...

Regular Dutch: Als je wilt jagen, moet je kippen kopen.
"A strange farmers accent" Dutch: Ai wiel joagn moej kieppn kopn
English: If you want to hunt, you should buy chickens...
Basically it means That if you are going to be hasty (in a hurry) you shouldn't rush someone to get in a hurry as well (still get it?  :jester: )

Or this one:
Regular Dutch: Daar zakt mij de broek van af.
"A strange farmers accent' Dutch: Doar zoakte mie de broeke vanoaf.
English: My pants dropped from that. You say that when astonishes you.

And then there is:
Regular Dutch: Kaarten of een takkenbos.
Strange accent: Koartn of 'n toaknbos.
English: Carts or a bush of twigs. And you say that when you want someone to hurry up!

I know, were strange around here :D can come up with a lot more :D

Nylaere, language wonder  :elfgirl_grin:
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2004, 09:27:07 PM »

I must note that the examples in above post are the dutch "drents" dialect. Actually we've got loads of dialects. A region or city, all kinds of things. Locals in the north, south west and east all talk different, next to the general civilized dutch of course.
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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2004, 09:36:13 PM »

I thought of another one. It seems to be thought that Canadians say "chesterfield" while americans say "couch".

This was true about 60 years ago. I have yet to meet a Canadian who says chesterfield. We all say couch.

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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2004, 04:36:47 AM »

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I am speaking on behalf of all Aussies when I say that very few people here speak like Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter), run around chasing crocodiles or snakes, or for that matter say "Crikey!" all the time.
Very few of us actually use the word "Mate" as much as you all think we do.
Also, there are not kangaroos everywhere you look, like some of you Yanks and Poms think.
Koalas are not everywhere either, or for that matter echidnas, frill-neck lizards, etc.
Oh, and we are not all stupid idiots that have an IQ of 5 as many cartoons seem to suggest (and many believe). We, do in fact have a better grasp of the English language than you Yanks here.
Not everything is country.
I saw the movie "Kangaroo Jack", and I disagree that it took them a few hours to go from Sydney to Central Australia by car. It would take closer to 3 days.

That is all for now, but I will continue as I think of more.
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Thankyou Tal!! The man speaks the truth.

And just to clear up misconceptions, Koalas are NOT cute furry little creatures who say "Extraordinary!" (like on Blinkie Bill), eat gum leaves and leave the general populace alone. They're evil, homicidal killers that take every opportunity to claw your eyes out.
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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2004, 04:50:00 AM »

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Thankyou Tal!! The man speaks the truth.

And just to clear up misconceptions, Koalas are NOT cute furry little creatures who say "Extraordinary!" (like on Blinkie Bill), eat gum leaves and leave the general populace alone. They're evil, homicidal killers that take every opportunity to claw your eyes out.
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So they're a little like our prarie dogs or the homicidal squirrels? And what is Blinkie Bill??? *giggles* I'm guessing a children's tv show...
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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2004, 05:56:23 AM »

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bah tal, lets face it, now there's no need to spit the dummy. Its all true, everyone says mate, and I've been catching kangaroos to school since I was old enough to hog tie my first croc.

Crikey! I gotta go! the koalas are coming! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

ps. spit the dummy is aussie for having a hissy fit or getting real angry/ having a temper tantrum etc.
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I was just getting annoyed at the fact that 8/10 Poms and Yanks truly believe that people ride in kangaroo's pouches (NOTE: They are actually really gooey and gross inside) and run around wrestling crocs while shouting out things such as "Crikey, this one's a whopper!", and that kangaroo's are everywhere.

*Tal spits his dummy at Ash
*Ash falls into a coma
*Tal laughs evilly
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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2004, 06:00:13 AM »

A good friend of mine from Wollongong used to have to shoot at koalas with a .22 pistol because they'd constantly try to kill his dog when he took it for walks.

This was in the 80's of course. He can't use his handguns anymore :lol:

And he told me he once got in a fight with a big male roo. The closest i've come to that was being chased by a rabid fox :lol:

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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2004, 06:51:33 AM »

Hasnt this gotten off topic a little?
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2004, 01:49:35 PM »

I thought of another one!! This one's nice!
Hey, I just forgot it!  But Seph is right, gotten of topic here!
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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2004, 03:46:39 PM »

I think the Cockney rhyming slang is really funny, though bloody difficult to understand, sometimes...

When it comes to slangs, I bet no one here (except possibly the Scots :) ) can beat the Singaporean vernacular...also known as "Singlish"!
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« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2004, 07:25:30 PM »

What about character names?

Calis ~ I say "Caylis"-- though I've heard it said "Cahlis"
Shugar ~ ShuGAR or SHUgar?
ummm.... I could think of others if I wasn't too lazy...
Nakor? Nahkorh here.
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« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2004, 06:47:05 AM »

My second favourite thing when reading a book, is finding a website with the official pronunciation of names.

My ABSOLUTE favourite thing, is to find out that I was right.

And I was.

Go here for the official pronunciation guide at crydee.com.
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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2004, 06:49:18 AM »

More Canadian slang.... Some of the is reginal though


barley sandwich-beer

two-holer-outhouse or porta-potty

Salmon Arm salute-the one fingered salute

High Test-Extra Old Stock beer

puck hog- someone who won't pass the puck in hockey

The Rock-Newfoundland

Manasnowba-Manatoba

LoutusLand-Vancouver and the South coast
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« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2004, 04:06:20 PM »

I live in the North of the Netherlands and we speak with the Grunninger Dialect.



when your suprised
- Doar zakt mie de boxem van noar bened`n
- Doar zakt mie de boxem van up mien ankels
- Bliksem (da` meinst neit?)

When somone asks you a favor
- Wat most?
- Wat hast jong`n?

When someone does somthing stupid
- bist nou helemoal van ` pot rukt.

When your fed up
- Stik de moat

When your chasing sombody
- Za`l doe wel krieg`n, snot jong`n

Mother
- M`oeke

When you wanna inflict serious pain
- Trap die dwaars deur`n deur!!
- Druk die met dien kop `n emmer met stront

Troubled youth
- Snot jong`n
- Stront jong`n

Making love
- fjietern

Treating to beat somone up
- Kis`t em krieg`n

When someone is having a hard time  
- Loat die neit kist`n

and our local soccer chear goes like

FC Grunning doe dien best, moak van dien teg`nstander koeiemest  :jester:
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