Words of Random! Chapter Four: Amurican Dialect

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Ever wonder the fascinating differences in how we pronounce certain words or items? Try it out by taking this quiz! http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html?_r=1&;


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  • Thane_Mantis
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    Honour
    Labour
    Valour
    Aluminium
    - How the British say some words (and also Canadians)

    Honor
    Labor
    Valor
    Aluminum
    -How Americans say some words

    There we go. Some differences between American and British dialect.
    Me on my day's off...
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  • Thane_Mantis
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    FYI Hyperius, that link seems to be broken.
    The page isn't found or something.
    Me on my day's off...
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  • Hyperius
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    Fixed.

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  • Yard
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    Quiz

    So I was Hawaiian this whole time? Suddenly the pineapple thing makes sense.
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    Mine put me smack dab where I live.

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    Yard said:
    Quiz

    So I was Hawaiian this whole time? Suddenly the pineapple thing makes sense.
    It would've made more sense if your map came up as South American Yard cause that's where Pineapples apparently come from.
    At least, if Wikipedia is correct.
    Me on my day's off...
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  • Thane_Mantis
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    So I just got to question 18 of 25 and it asks me the following:
    What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

    And then it gives me the following options to choose from.

    sunshower
    ×
    the wolf is giving birth
    ×
    the devil is beating his wife
    ×
    monkey's wedding
    ×
    fox's wedding
    ×
    pineapple rain
    ×
    liquid sun
    ×
    I have no term or expression for this
    ×
    other

    I had to laugh when I saw number 6 of the list. I didn't know that was apparently a nickname for raining when the sun is shining lmfao.
    Me on my day's off...
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  • Thane_Mantis
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    So Yard, it seems that according to this map I speak like a Hawaiian as well.

    Hmm, Im not sure about Hawaii. There don't seem to be a wide number of my Mantis allies out there, beyond the common Preying Mantis.
    There do seem to be a wide diversity of spiders, so it sounds like hostile territory to my people. Looks like I should set my armies sights on this island, and rid it of the spiders before its too late.
    Me on my day's off...
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    That's a bit interesting that England's dialect would be similar to that of Hawaii.

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    Hyperius said:
    That's a bit interesting that England's dialect would be similar to that of Hawaii.
    Yeah, I wonder why that is. Most of the choices for a lot of the questions were things I'd never heard of. I think I got a totally blue map for my first 3 or 4 questions. Maybe it's just because Hawaii doesn't use a lot of Americanisms, which would put an English person (who wouldn't either) more in line with them? I found myself picking 'I don't have a term for this' or 'other' a few times on that quiz.
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    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    That's a bit interesting that England's dialect would be similar to that of Hawaii.
    Yeah, I wonder why that is. Most of the choices for a lot of the questions were things I'd never heard of. I think I got a totally blue map for my first 3 or 4 questions. Maybe it's just because Hawaii doesn't use a lot of Americanisms, which would put an English person (who wouldn't either) more in line with them? I found myself picking 'I don't have a term for this' or 'other' a few times on that quiz.
    So you mean to tell me. You've never once said, "y'all". Because that's the FIRST thing I put down.

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    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    That's a bit interesting that England's dialect would be similar to that of Hawaii.
    Yeah, I wonder why that is. Most of the choices for a lot of the questions were things I'd never heard of. I think I got a totally blue map for my first 3 or 4 questions. Maybe it's just because Hawaii doesn't use a lot of Americanisms, which would put an English person (who wouldn't either) more in line with them? I found myself picking 'I don't have a term for this' or 'other' a few times on that quiz.
    So you mean to tell me. You've never once said, "y'all". Because that's the FIRST thing I put down.
    I put 'you lot' for that one, but there were a few I would potentially use. That was another problem, the UK has a variety of phrases for the same thing, too; for some I wasn't sure what I'd pick and just tried to choose the one I'd be most likely to use first.
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    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    That's a bit interesting that England's dialect would be similar to that of Hawaii.
    Yeah, I wonder why that is. Most of the choices for a lot of the questions were things I'd never heard of. I think I got a totally blue map for my first 3 or 4 questions. Maybe it's just because Hawaii doesn't use a lot of Americanisms, which would put an English person (who wouldn't either) more in line with them? I found myself picking 'I don't have a term for this' or 'other' a few times on that quiz.
    So you mean to tell me. You've never once said, "y'all". Because that's the FIRST thing I put down.
    I put 'you lot' for that one, but there were a few I would potentially use. That was another problem, the UK has a variety of phrases for the same thing, too; for some I wasn't sure what I'd pick and just tried to choose the one I'd be most likely to use first.
    I'd like you to take some time practicing "y'all" today. Go out into the world utilize it. SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD, YOU PINEAPPLE YOU.

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    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    That's a bit interesting that England's dialect would be similar to that of Hawaii.
    Yeah, I wonder why that is. Most of the choices for a lot of the questions were things I'd never heard of. I think I got a totally blue map for my first 3 or 4 questions. Maybe it's just because Hawaii doesn't use a lot of Americanisms, which would put an English person (who wouldn't either) more in line with them? I found myself picking 'I don't have a term for this' or 'other' a few times on that quiz.
    So you mean to tell me. You've never once said, "y'all". Because that's the FIRST thing I put down.
    I put 'you lot' for that one, but there were a few I would potentially use. That was another problem, the UK has a variety of phrases for the same thing, too; for some I wasn't sure what I'd pick and just tried to choose the one I'd be most likely to use first.
    I'd like you to take some time practicing "y'all" today. Go out into the world utilize it. SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD, YOU PINEAPPLE YOU.
    Have you ever played Skyrim? Me saying "y'all" sounds like "Jarl".
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    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    That's a bit interesting that England's dialect would be similar to that of Hawaii.
    Yeah, I wonder why that is. Most of the choices for a lot of the questions were things I'd never heard of. I think I got a totally blue map for my first 3 or 4 questions. Maybe it's just because Hawaii doesn't use a lot of Americanisms, which would put an English person (who wouldn't either) more in line with them? I found myself picking 'I don't have a term for this' or 'other' a few times on that quiz.
    So you mean to tell me. You've never once said, "y'all". Because that's the FIRST thing I put down.
    I put 'you lot' for that one, but there were a few I would potentially use. That was another problem, the UK has a variety of phrases for the same thing, too; for some I wasn't sure what I'd pick and just tried to choose the one I'd be most likely to use first.
    I'd like you to take some time practicing "y'all" today. Go out into the world utilize it. SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD, YOU PINEAPPLE YOU.
    Have you ever played Skyrim? Me saying "y'all" sounds like "Jarl".
    I have no idea what that game is.

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  • Yard
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    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    That's a bit interesting that England's dialect would be similar to that of Hawaii.
    Yeah, I wonder why that is. Most of the choices for a lot of the questions were things I'd never heard of. I think I got a totally blue map for my first 3 or 4 questions. Maybe it's just because Hawaii doesn't use a lot of Americanisms, which would put an English person (who wouldn't either) more in line with them? I found myself picking 'I don't have a term for this' or 'other' a few times on that quiz.
    So you mean to tell me. You've never once said, "y'all". Because that's the FIRST thing I put down.
    I put 'you lot' for that one, but there were a few I would potentially use. That was another problem, the UK has a variety of phrases for the same thing, too; for some I wasn't sure what I'd pick and just tried to choose the one I'd be most likely to use first.
    I'd like you to take some time practicing "y'all" today. Go out into the world utilize it. SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD, YOU PINEAPPLE YOU.
    Have you ever played Skyrim? Me saying "y'all" sounds like "Jarl".
    I have no idea what that game is.
    Regardless, I pronounce y'all weirdly. It's not an abbreviation meant for English tongues.
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    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    Yard said:
    Hyperius said:
    I'd like you to take some time practicing "y'all" today. Go out into the world utilize it. SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD, YOU PINEAPPLE YOU.
    Have you ever played Skyrim? Me saying "y'all" sounds like "Jarl".
    I have no idea what that game is.
    Regardless, I pronounce y'all weirdly. It's not an abbreviation meant for English tongues.
    I agree. I once said the word "ya'll" and immediately wanted to be rid of my tongue so I could never say that again lol.
    Me on my day's off...
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  • Yard
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    Mall is another word I hate. It either comes out as maul, mal, or marl, which isn't how I've heard any American say it ever.
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    Yard said:
    Mall is another word I hate. It either comes out as maul, mal, or marl, which isn't how I've heard any American say it ever.
    That. is. AWESOME.

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  • lomolife1174
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    Apparently, I'm a true East Coast'er but I also speak similarly to a Hawaiian. 
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    MURICA


  • Yard
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    @lomolife1174 said:
    Apparently, I'm a true East Coast'er but I also speak similarly to a Hawaiian. 

    We're both clearly tropical Hawiian fruits.

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