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I've been spending a lot of time with my friend Anthony and he says the catch phrase "Yeah-uh!" a lot, and now I say it a lot!!! [Razz] I'm sure that's happend to a lot of other people here. In the seventh grade, I asked my friend to sock me in the arm if I said, "Just kidding". I had a bruise by the end of lunch. [cry baby]
I used to say a lot of catch phrases throughout the years. Some I try to avoid saying because I get on my own nerves, and some of them become legendary:
*I can't help you with that* *Just Kidding!* *Nah!* *Whatever* *Meow!* *What's wrong with you?!* *Dear* *Super!* *It's all good!* *Squee!* *Moo!* *Wha???*
How about --You?--

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JuSt sO lonG aS yOu DoN'T TOGGLE TYPE tHesE cuTe
liTTle DIttIES aNd eMBed thEm in oUr BRAINS tOO! [devil wand]

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One of my personal faves (or hates, depending on mood, situation, repetiveness, you know) is: "How *you* doin'" ala Joey from friends.
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LOL, I say that all the time to my friends, but I said it even before I knew that Joey said it. I have another one:
That's Old School!
I'm starting to say it and it's starting to get on my nerves!!!

--Grr, C.P.

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Did you ever notice, that the more you hang out with someone, you begin to adopt parts of their language? My friends say this one all the time, and now I say it too: whenever a situation crosses that certain line, we say, "That's not OK!" I'm also definitely guilty of using the word "wicked" way too much, but hey, it's such an all purpose adjective!!
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quote:
Originally posted by weensicka:
Did you ever notice, that the more you hang out with someone, you begin to adopt parts of their language? My friends say this one all the time, and now I say it too: whenever a situation crosses that certain line, we say, "That's not OK!" I'm also definitely guilty of using the word "wicked" way too much, but hey, it's such an all purpose adjective!!

It's especially dangerous if you hang out with foreigners -- this is why I have a habit of saying "Bloody hell" even though I'm Amurrican.

I also have a very bad habit of picking up accents if I hang out with someone for too long -- if I talk with my Brit friends at all, I get asked, "Are you Canadian?" by everyone I meet for the next few days.

I guess American diction + English accent = Canadian.

--Flash, eh?

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I do the same things with accents. I watched Forest Gump one day and I had to shake the accent out of my mouth everytime I spoke! [Razz] But when I don't pick up an accent, I speak with a normal American accent. A lot of people tell me that I speak English very well. (I guess because that is my first and only language?) I do know some Spanish and Arabic, but not to the point where I'm holding a conversation.
(I know Sign Language, also, but that's not exactly going to effect my speach. [Razz] )

--Hey you guys!, C.P.

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quote:
Originally posted by Flashfire:
It's especially dangerous if you hang out with foreigners -- this is why I have a habit of saying "Bloody hell" even though I'm Amurrican.

I also have a very bad habit of picking up accents if I hang out with someone for too long -- if I talk with my Brit friends at all, I get asked, "Are you Canadian?" by everyone I meet for the next few days.

I guess American diction + English accent = Canadian.

Or maybe you've just started pronouncing 'colour' with a 'u' ?

I also have a nasty habit of picking up the accent/speech patterns of those I'm speaking to. You should have heard me after 4 months in South America and 4 months in the USA/Canada, a strange mixture of spanish/southern-USA-drawl/yankee/aussie/quebec-french with a bit of Swedish thrown in (you meet a lot of Swedes in South America). By the time I arrived in London, no-one could pick where I was from.

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I spent a semester in Da U.P. That's the Upper Pennisula of Michigan, to those who don't know. In essence, you can describe Da U.P. as "Sout'ern Canada mixed wit' Eastern W'sconsin, eh?"

Dey say it's amaizin' wut rubs off on ya, eh? 'ometimes I 'ven catch myself talkin' like I'm still from up 'dere. I alongate my "O's" and say aboot instead of about, even though it's been quite a few years. And, of course, there's always the trailing "eh?" that gets tagged on to many of my sentances now, without me even realizing it.

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When I was in London I wondered if I should start using the local accent. Would people somehow know I was American and laugh at me, would they think I was from different part of the UK since I wouldn't get it exactly right, would they not notice since London is such a big city anyway? I wish I had, at least once. It would have been fun. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
When I was in London I wondered if I should start using the local accent. Would people somehow know I was American and laugh at me

Probably.

In my experience, most people are pretty crap at accents. If you're really bad (like Mrs Druid) people can't even guess which accent you're trying to do, (her 'Scottish' accent sounds like the Swedish Chef) and you have to be very, very good to fool people who actually have that accent themselves. Personally, I find foreigners trying to imitate the aussie accent really irritating, it always comes out sounding like a cockney who's spent too long in South Africa and/or County Cork.

When I was working in Manchester, I'd occasionally try to put on the accent for my workmates, it was so bad it had them rolling in the aisles.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
If you're really bad (like Mrs Druid) people can't even guess which accent you're trying to do, (her 'Scottish' accent sounds like the Swedish Chef)

Hehe, now I'm reminded of Fifi on the afternoon radio show on MMM. The other announcers have made it into a running segment, her accent imitating skills are so bad.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
When I was in London I wondered if I should start using the local accent. Would people somehow know I was American and laugh at me

Probably.

In my experience, most people are pretty crap at accents. If you're really bad (like Mrs Druid) people can't even guess which accent you're trying to do, (her 'Scottish' accent sounds like the Swedish Chef) and you have to be very, very good to fool people who actually have that accent themselves.

I'm good enough to fool some Americans. I have no doubt that people who really have the accent would know it was fake. But I still think it would have been fun. [Razz]

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***Hijack alert***

Years ago, I had broken up with this girl and I was delivering the last of her belongings, and a pipe bomb to her new place (damn, I am nice) anywho, I had a duffel bag with her stuff, and a 4 foot piece of wiremold (don't ask). I was walking in downtown Toronto on a hot and sunny day when I came to realize that people thought I was blind because of my dark shades and this white stick, which I then began holding as a cane.

It was kind of odd, how people looked at you thinking you couldn't see them....they'd even look out of the corner of their eye.

I can't explain why I did that, but I have never fogotten the day I was seeing through the eyes of a blindman.

Anyone who is actually blind, and reading this, take no offense, please.

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What's the old saying about mirroring speech patterns being a sign of a weak mind? [Big Grin]
Personally, I think it's kind of offensive to try to copy someone's accent if you've only just met them. Some of my Japanese friends will occaisionally be tickled by the way I say a certain word or phrase, and will have great fun repeating it the way I say it.
Our local accent here in the Scranton area is listed as a entirely seperate dialect of English. After I studied Slavic languages, many of their influences on the local accent become very apparent. That tidbit does not make up for the fact that it's annoying as hell. There's a prominent local attorney on TV here all the time, and from all reports he's a brilliant lawyer. But listening to him speak is torture (lots of dis, dat's, deez, dose; and count: one, two, tree), he sounds like a complete idiot. Almost forgot about the universal "hayna"- a word with many more connotations than the obvious "ain't it".

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quote:
Originally posted by Gibbonboy:
What's the old saying about mirroring speech patterns being a sign of a weak mind? [Big Grin]
Personally, I think it's kind of offensive to try to copy someone's accent if you've only just met them. Some of my Japanese friends will occaisionally be tickled by the way I say a certain word or phrase, and will have great fun repeating it the way I say it.
Our local accent here in the Scranton area is listed as a entirely seperate dialect of English. After I studied Slavic languages, many of their influences on the local accent become very apparent. That tidbit does not make up for the fact that it's annoying as hell. There's a prominent local attorney on TV here all the time, and from all reports he's a brilliant lawyer. But listening to him speak is torture (lots of dis, dat's, deez, dose; and count: one, two, tree), he sounds like a complete idiot. Almost forgot about the universal "hayna"- a word with many more connotations than the obvious "ain't it".

Heh - don't I know it - I have some relatives in Eynon...I hate that place!!!

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Up da Eynon? What are dey, cousints, erwat? Too bad Sugermans is gone, you could get a nice coffee dere. [Wink]

My father's side of the family lives in Mayfield. Luckily, I grew up in the woods about 30 miles north of there, away from any influence it might have had on my speech.

Eynon, though- cool, didn't think anyone outside "davalley" knew where it is.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gibbonboy:
What's the old saying about mirroring speech patterns being a sign of a weak mind? [Big Grin]
Personally, I think it's kind of offensive to try to copy someone's accent if you've only just met them. Some of my Japanese friends will occaisionally be tickled by the way I say a certain word or phrase, and will have great fun repeating it the way I say it.

I really don't do it on purpose, it just happens. [Frown]

In fact, in some cases I consciously try to avoid picking up people's accents, but it doesn't always work. I was working in a picture frame shop once when a couple of Scottish ladies with very thick accents came in. It was all I could do not to say "Oh, aye?" while helping them...even so, they still asked me where I was from.

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I usually don't have that bad of a southern accent, but it really comes out when I visit my mom's relatives in Arkansas. The problem with a southern accent is that people tend to assume that southerners are blithering idiots just by the way we talk.
Come on, y'all...
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A friend of mine gives me crap about my "Pacific Northwest thing" and I have no idea what he's talking about. I know I use some regional slang like "hella" but otherwise most of what comes out of my mouth is either universal or "climberese".

I know Rochester NY had a speech pattern - it was quite subtle but present enough that people could tell I was from out-of-state, even though I knew what a "white hot" was (pork hotdogs, and yes, they are white). Long Island has a definite accent going, and so does Iowa. It's always amusing to go back to Iowa with my parents. As soon as we cross the state line they immediately slide into the Iowa drawl they grew up with.

Dman, do I have any weird accent going on??? Sometimes I wonder if I don't sound like some sort of bastard mix of upstate NY and western WA.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
A friend of mine gives me crap about my "Pacific Northwest thing" and I have no idea what he's talking about. I know I use some regional slang like "hella" but otherwise most of what comes out of my mouth is either universal or "climberese".

I know Rochester NY had a speech pattern - it was quite subtle but present enough that people could tell I was from out-of-state, even though I knew what a "white hot" was (pork hotdogs, and yes, they are white). Long Island has a definite accent going, and so does Iowa. It's always amusing to go back to Iowa with my parents. As soon as we cross the state line they immediately slide into the Iowa drawl they grew up with.

Dman, do I have any weird accent going on??? Sometimes I wonder if I don't sound like some sort of bastard mix of upstate NY and western WA.

All hotdogs(or most) are made mostly from pork...

I actually have a british accent, and that's why I'm the arse of jokes at school all the time... they think I don't pronounce R's and shit... they are all fools!

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
A friend of mine gives me crap about my "Pacific Northwest thing" and I have no idea what he's talking about. I know I use some regional slang like "hella" but otherwise most of what comes out of my mouth is either universal or "climberese".

I always thought "hella" was peculiar to Northern California; I've never heard it much up in WA, really.

The real test: do you call carbonated soft drinks "pop" or "soda"? If it's "pop", then you're infected with the Washington accent. [Razz]
I can never bring myself to call it "pop"...it just sounds so juvenile.

--Flash; Q: How many Northern Californians does it take to change a light bulb? A: Hella.

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I called it pop until I spent four years out east. Now I call it either soda or pop.

Hella is all over the I-5 corridor. We don't use it much though.

I used it a coupe days ago. Can't remember the context, but I definitely generated some confusion.

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That American diction + English accent = Canadian thing is very true. Me, I'm Welsh, but have picked up lots of American phrases and ways of saying stuff. Consequently I sound Canadian. That's cool though [Smile] I like Canada.

I also had three Canadian friends when I was 6 years old, and picked up their words. The accent never really left me. I don't sound Welsh, or English, or American or Canadian or anything really. Nothing definitive, just vaguely Canadian. I'd have liked a Welsh accent though, I don't feel that Welsh without one, though I am massively proud of my heritage. I pity the English... [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by supergoo:
The problem with a southern accent is that people tend to assume that southerners are blithering idiots just by the way we talk.
Come on, y'all...
[Big Grin]

Well, I like the Southun' accent, it's got a lot more character than that bland network standard so many merkins aspire to. Why would anyone deliberately copy their accent from The Brady Bunch?

But then, my own background is glaswegian/aussie, so I'm kind of predisposed towards the 'stronger' accents.

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