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12-22-2014, 02:10 PM   #12796
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Honestly, though, English is more or less English. Compared to Norwegian, where we have two written languages and dialects distinct enough to be able to tell where someone is from sometimes down to which valley they live in, and five million native speakers, British and American English is peanuts.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ZoeB Quote
able to tell where someone is from sometimes down to which valley they live in

Walking on the beach at Coffs Harbour (NSW Australia) last August, I met a Pommy (English) couple who were holidaying. After a couple of sentences I said "you're from the Midlands, aren't you?" to which the fellow agreed.
I grew up with a lot of Pommy migrants and some of their speech was quite distinct (but I couldn't name the valley they came from!!)
12-22-2014, 04:29 PM   #12798
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Yes British English includes the language as spoken by the Scotch and Welsh and we don't want to go there.


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They're speaking English? Who'd a thunk it?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ZoeB Quote
Honestly, though, English is more or less English. Compared to Norwegian, where we have two written languages and dialects distinct enough to be able to tell where someone is from sometimes down to which valley they live in, and five million native speakers, British and American English is peanuts.
You've never chatted-up a Newfie from an outport have you. Y'uv got me drove, b'y.

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This thread is getting dangerously far way from................ Bacon!!!!

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This thread is getting dangerously far way from................ Bacon!!!!
We should upgrade the tags with Dora, Harry Potter, and all these English variants.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ZoeB Quote
Honestly, though, English is more or less English. Compared to Norwegian, where we have two written languages and dialects distinct enough to be able to tell where someone is from sometimes down to which valley they live in, and five million native speakers, British and American English is peanuts.
When I think of Norway, it reminds me of Magnus Carlsen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by drypenn Quote
We should upgrade the tags with Dora,
Okay, I edited the tags to include Dora. May God have mercy on my soul......
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Okay, I edited the tags to include Dora. May God have mercy on my soul......

Hey, what about souls???
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QuoteOriginally posted by drypenn Quote

When I think of Norway, it reminds me of Magnus Carlsen.
I thought the Magna Carta was an English thing. Like where King John freed the smurfs and the nights 'cause he thought his big brother might get back from crusading or something like that?
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Don't push your luck!


Avant garde. That is who we are now.
We are all breaking new grounds here.
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Oh well
We were discussing... bacon.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Walking on the beach at Coffs Harbour (NSW Australia) last August, I met a Pommy (English) couple who were holidaying. After a couple of sentences I said "you're from the Midlands, aren't you?" to which the fellow agreed.
I grew up with a lot of Pommy migrants and some of their speech was quite distinct (but I couldn't name the valley they came from!!)


I do that kind of thing quite often. Earlier this year I sat of a plane to cross the Pacific (starting in SYD). Along came a younger Asian looking woman. She said something to someone while putting her bag in overhead locker and sat down. So I asked her: "did you grow up here but also speak Vietnamese?" Kind of surprised her. I think my best like that was picking a hostess on Singapore Airlines as being from Taiwan on the basis of two words she said, in English. Now, for the challenge, try recognising accents in a language you cannot speak.
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Avant garde. That is who we are now.
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Oh well
We were discussing... bacon.

Welcome to the drypenn cliche fest.
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Welcome to the drypenn cliche fest.

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Welcome to the drypenn cliche fest.
That was not drypenn, his wife has hijacked his computer.


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