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Old October 22nd, 2011, 02:38 PM   #51
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Shock caused by what? Country music?
Dallas and Houston and Austin are very sophisticated cities. There is a hell of a lot of money in those cities and they have "all the modern conveniences."
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 02:41 PM   #52
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I can only hear two accents, to be honest. The Southern "redneck" or "hillbilly" accent, and the Northern accent. That's it. NYC and LA accents sound the same to me
Hollywood and TV and the news outlets have smoothed out the differences. Come for a visit. NYC accent(s) are like nothing else, trust me.

Forty years ago, I was in a wedding in North Carolina. The girls in the bridal party had such cute accents I almost stayed there. (Everything about them was cute though.)

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Ok, I trust you!
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Old October 27th, 2011, 03:27 AM   #54
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Don`t go there guys. Scotland and England have been joined at the hip for three hundred years and if you ask an Englishman what part of scotland he comes from he would hit you with his bowler hat. Ask a Scotsman what part of England he comes from(much more common) and he will use you as a caber.
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Well, one thing that would happen is that Mexico would acquire some new territory. We only want back all that stuff the British signed away to the Yanks.
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Well, one thing that would happen is that Mexico would acquire some new territory.


(Maybe global warming doesn't explain all northward expansion of ranges?)
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I can only hear two accents, to be honest. The Southern "redneck" or "hillbilly" accent, and the Northern accent. That's it. NYC and LA accents sound the same to me
How the New York accent (where people say "cohrfee" instead of "coffee") can sound anything like LA boggles my mind. The New York accent is even a non-rhotic accent, like Received Pronunciation in the UK, whereas LA is not.
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Youse ain't never been to L.A.?
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How the New York accent (where people say "cohrfee" instead of "coffee") can sound anything like LA boggles my mind. The New York accent is even a non-rhotic accent, like Received Pronunciation in the UK, whereas LA is not.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw4KlAXvNSI]Worldwide Accent Project Los Angeles, California, United States - YouTube[/ame]


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFH0AMvn6Hc&feature=related]a californian vs new yorker. - YouTube[/ame]
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It would be interesting to see an English monarch as head of state in the USA again.
Or in Canada, for that matter.

(I know what you are thinking; I mean a real Head of State)
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