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11. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Quoting s_hoot

While i lived in England for three years i had now problem with any accents except for my one friend kim, from Yorkshire. All her words just blended into one long one, i was always saying "come again" or just "huh!" beautiful accent though, just cant understand any of it.

I've heard it before on TV shows where they interview people in England. Full stops didn't exist in their conversation!

This also reminds me of the F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen from Finland. Anyone who has heard they way he speaks at the press conference at the end of a race will have a bit of a hard time catching what he was trying to say.

12. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 10y

Angela, where in my post do I speak in present tense?

neither. What is your point of reference when I was talking in past tense?

13. Posted by vilmalotta (Respected Member 95 posts) 10y

Quoting Hien

This also reminds me of the F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen from Finland. Anyone who has heard they way he speaks at the press conference at the end of a race will have a bit of a hard time catching what he was trying to say.

You're so right! You would think that it could be easier for us Finns to understand what he's trying to say (in English), but no. It's all one monotonous sentence.

It seems that it's almost impossible for a Finn to both drive fast and speak good English... ;)
Because Kimi's not the only one...

14. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

Quoting jackflash

Angela, where in my post do I speak in present tense?

neither. What is your point of reference when I was talking in past tense?

I didn't say anything about you talking in present tense.. I just noticed you use a different past tense than I learned and have heard before ie. stood instead of standing, sat instead of sitting.

15. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Quoting jackflash

thing is apparantley in a recent survey geordie along with the irish accent is one of the most popular and people find themselves feeling secure when in conversation with the later.

wooo hoooo i'm quids in !!!

Just yesterday, I got an email from an Irish friend asking "how's she cuttin?". Uh, who's she? And what the hell would she be cutting?

thats just the same as hows it hanging ?

ahhh sure its all in a bit of craic.... hehehe......

16. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

I do love craic!

17. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

Quoting Raven

Quoting jackflash

thing is apparantley in a recent survey geordie along with the irish accent is one of the most popular and people find themselves feeling secure when in conversation with the later.

wooo hoooo i'm quids in !!!

But not if they sound like that:

The Knacktivity

Adapted for the Dublin audience:

Dere's dis boord called Mary, yeah? She's a virgin (wha' de fook is dah?)

She's not married or nuttin', but she's got dis felleh, Joe, righ'? He does joinery an' all dah. Mary lives with him in a flah dowwen in Nazareh.

One day Mary meets dis yungfelleh Gabriel. She's like `Wha are yeh
bleedin'lookin' ah?" Gabriel just goes "You're fookin' pregnant so yeh are".
Mary's scarleh. She gives him a fookin' earful: "Are you bleedin' startin'? I'm no fookin' sluh. I never bin wih no one!"

So Mary goes and sees her cousin Liz, who's six months gone herself.

Liz is on a mad buzz, bud. She's filled with spirits, Barcardi Breezers an' all dah. She sez te Mary " Ah howeyeh, Mary, I can feel me chiseller in me stummick and I reckon I'm well blessed. Think of all deh money we'll be getting from deh social." Mary goes "Yeah, s'pose you're righ' "

Mary an' Joe haven't goh a fookin' bean so they have to ponse a donkey, an'go dowwen the Behlehem on dah. Dey get to dis boozer an' Mary wants to stop, yeah? To have her yungfelleh an' all dah.

But there's no fookin' no roohem at the inn, righ'? So Mary an' Joe break an' into this garridge, only it's filled wih animals. Cowis an' sheep an' all dah.

Then these three lads tourn up, lookin bleedin' rapih, wih crowens on der heads an' all dah'. They're like "Ah Jaysis, howeyeh!" an' say dey're deh tree wise men from de East Wall.

Joe goes: 'If you're so bleedin wiyis, wha de fook are yizzer doin' wih dis Frankenstein an' myrrh? Why didn't yeh just bring gold, 20 Blue and Boorberry?' It's all about to kick off when Gabriel turns up again an' sez he's got anudder message from dis Lord hardchaw.

He's like 'Deh coppers is comin an' they're killin all de chisslers. You better fook off to Egypt.' Joe goes 'You must be fookin' off yer bleedin' rocker if yeh tink I'm goin' te fookin' Egypt on a fookin' donkey'

Gabriel sez 'Suit yerself, bud. But it's your look out if yeh stay.' So they go dowwen teh Egypt till they've stopped killin deh foorst-born an' all an' annyways it's safe an' dah.

Then Joe and Mary and Jesus go back to Nazareh, an' Jesus turns water
inteh Dutch Gold.

18. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

nothing can be as bad as how americans talk. its just dumb.
case and point:
hey wassup man?
wassup?
what you doin?
nothin man what you doin?
nothin, you got any plans for tonight?
no, do you?
so you feel like chillin?
no mani dont feel like hangin out or anythin i got work tommorow,
oh aite man,
so ill call you later
yea talk to you later
peace.
later.

19. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 10y

the best accents are the ones that sing their words. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
the funny ones are like from birmingham sorry if your a brummy

20. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Ah yes birminghm , our delivery drivers are from up there and i used to love chatting to them.

The Aussies made me real paranoid about my accent-i'm from essex but i dont do that real annoying essex-common talk, i found myself listening to myself whenever i spoke. Honestly if they came to where i live then they would realise! lol!