[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Thursday, April 09, 2009 6:51:11 AM
Holy crap! I didn't realize it was that bad! You're in HILLBILLY HELL!!!! [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:58:09 AM)
Ummmm....come to NW Tennessee sometime. I more than guarantee that you do NOT "have me beat!"
Dude, my city has two streetlights and there are more cows than people. The silo is probably the biggest structure in town while I work in the biggest building. Four stories.
I hear "youins" almost as much as "fixin' ta...." almost as much as I see camouflage as a staple of dress. Why do you think I travel so much? LOL!!
(ok, South Parkin' I go. G'night all).
Oooohhh...I got you beat Guids. An ex-gf of mine, her mother who lives out near Pittsburgh, has a penchant for saying 'youins'. To me, this is like, beyond hillbilly.
As long as she is gonna give me a new tuque afterwards! LOL!!!!
"Oh, I gotta waste to throw!"
Ahhhhh....quit your kevetching and stop mumbling, will ya!! LOL I can't understand what you're typing...it's too fast for me to read! We need to turn you over to my old speech teacher, Miss. Kinney. She'll straighten you out, you hoser.
It is really funny that where I am from, Grosse Pointe, sits north of Windsor Ontario...thus the name...fat point, there is a regional dialect that puts more 'eh's in a sentence FAR more than most Canadians I have ever met. You'll see it in the way I type here if you really pay attention.
Extremely quick rate of speaking and the norm is not to move your lips too much! LOL!!!
I got no end of crap about it when I went to college two hours to the north and I am going to kill someone here the next time they tell me to slow down. Listen faster, eh! (Quoting Message by Becks from Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:19:58 AM)
I say cheers and mate alllllllll the time, but you're right, I've never heard an American actually say those words I don't think.
Ya might could wanna fix yer spellin' a bit.
The word is "gramma!" Ain't here fer long, though. Powerful late an jest 'bout to South Park m'self t' sleep!
Yihaaa!! My auntie-mom-dad-uncle-cousin-grandma Guido is here!
I was gonna say, I reckon that you ain't never been 'round these here parts! LOL
Thanky for 'cluding Tennessee. I hear that word mor'n y'all could shake a stick at!
That's correct Becks on all fronts. Anything you guys (non-USA) spell that ends in -our, such as humour, we leave the 'u' out. Also, there are differences in our sentence structure. You will find it extremely rare to hear an American use the word 'reckon' except in the southern portion of the USA in places like Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio (obviously not in the South, but they act like it).
I think thats the way it goes. English as a language is always evolving anyway, and it's a magpie tongue, most of our words come from other languages LOL.
Aha... So, if I get it right, for once its not the Brits that have to be something special, its the Yanks? I mean, looks like all fmr. British colonies use British spelling, except for Americans.
Hiya Strat there are a couple of other differences I can think of, theatre being standard British spelling, theater being standad American; the use of a z in place of an s in some words in American spelling like hospitalise/hospitalize, colonise/colonize (I believe that's correct but am not 100% sure). Here in New Zealand we use British, so colour, metre, centre, colonise etc.
Ok... Ive got a question regarding the English language.
Ive noticed a couple of times now, there seems to be (at least) two ways of spelling certain things, British and American. Like colour and color (with or without the u), and center or centre. Now, I guess it aint such a big deal (although Conservapedia banns British spelling - apparently it is an "anti-American bias"), but... Can anyone tell me what is British and what is American, and are there more differences than above listed?