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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #550 on: 14 Jan 2013, 17:59 »

Or worse: how many times has the wrong door been broken down by a SWAT team?
NSW police once demolished an entire house looking for drugs. It had the right number, in the wrong street!
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #551 on: 14 Jan 2013, 21:28 »

Well sheeeeet I hope none of you ever come visit my mum's house. Not only does it not have a number, its name is only visible once you're in the garden and it's on an unnamed road.

Also I just imagined you going into full Southern-US drawl there for a moment and it was adorable.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #552 on: 15 Jan 2013, 01:10 »

That is precisely what I did do!
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #553 on: 15 Jan 2013, 06:56 »

1. Somehow I can't imagine you actually speaking Southern.

2. A mix of British accent with Southern would melt the hearts of millions of red-blooded Americans.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #554 on: 15 Jan 2013, 07:07 »

On Skype or it didn't happen.

When I met Clara, she had been living in Michigan for 6 years but still retained a gentle Tennessee accent. But when accent came up in conversation, she could move it several hundred miles southeast to somewhere in Georgia. It was always funny to me.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #555 on: 15 Jan 2013, 07:18 »

On Skype or it didn't happen.

I must agree
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #556 on: 15 Jan 2013, 10:16 »

I may have mentioned this before but it's fascinating to listen to my wife's accent change when she drives across the border into her birth state.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #557 on: 15 Jan 2013, 10:30 »

Are you going to post the audio?
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #558 on: 15 Jan 2013, 11:02 »

My mother's voice will change when she speaks to her aunt. It's scary.

What is ever scarier is that I can turn it on and off myself at will.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #559 on: 15 Jan 2013, 11:17 »

My father had a good bass voice, met my mom in a church choir. As a newspaper reporter, he sometimes interviewed sources from home. When he started interviewing, his voice dropped by what seemed like half an octave.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #560 on: 15 Jan 2013, 15:30 »

For whatever reason, I subconsciously emulate the accent of whoever I'm talking to. This is especially disruptive when I'm talking to someone who has a REALLY strong accent, like from India, etc. I have to consciously retain my Connecticut-speak while I'm conversing. @[email protected]
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« Reply #561 on: 15 Jan 2013, 15:37 »

I do that too.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #562 on: 15 Jan 2013, 15:44 »

Me too. Nearly got beaten up for it by a drunk irishman.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #563 on: 15 Jan 2013, 16:31 »

I don't pick up on accents, but I will pick up on phrases or how certain words are said. When I hung out with my high school friend Nadean all the time, we talked almost exactly like each other.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #564 on: 15 Jan 2013, 17:08 »

Oh, I pick up Southern VERY well. Wife has to nudge me when I'm visiting friends and relatives in Nashville.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #565 on: 15 Jan 2013, 18:10 »

how certain words are said.
Wait, isn't that what an accent is:?
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #566 on: 15 Jan 2013, 18:20 »

I meant that I only pick up on a few words as opposed to a general accent.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #567 on: 15 Jan 2013, 19:13 »

My wife took her Detroit friend to Nashville, and her family called the visitor "MAY-ree." I still call her that sometimes.

I might have told it on some thread here: In the Army in my early 20s, I was stationed in South Dakota. Home on leave to NYC suburbs, I dated a girl from the Bronx for a week. I went back to my post with a Bronx accent -- which I enjoyed, and which lasted about 48 hours. My native accent was Michigan, but I picked up a little NY in 4 years of high school there. But only a little, until I dated that gorgeous girl.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #568 on: 17 Jan 2013, 14:08 »

I unconsciously emulate accents, too, and it always makes me feel like a total knob.  And it doesn't help that I'm terrible at accents, so it usually just sounds like I'm mocking people.  And yet, everyone in my family has pretty strong NY accents that I didn't manage to inherit.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #569 on: 17 Jan 2013, 17:04 »

Define "NY" accent, 'cause there's a lot of them.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #570 on: 17 Jan 2013, 17:15 »

....Brooklynese?
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #571 on: 17 Jan 2013, 17:39 »

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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #572 on: 17 Jan 2013, 18:26 »

That scene was actually unscripted. The dude was almost almost run over by a cab while they were filming.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #573 on: 17 Jan 2013, 19:38 »

Indeed it was. I just wanted to know if that's the accent he meant.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #574 on: 17 Jan 2013, 20:07 »

It's true that I was vague, and there are many NY accents, but I always hate admitting that I'm from Long Island. 
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« Reply #575 on: 17 Jan 2013, 20:29 »

Most people I know from Long Island do.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #576 on: 17 Jan 2013, 21:32 »

"There's no k in Long Island!" 
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #577 on: 18 Jan 2013, 05:51 »

I would have said, from my uneducated knowledge of US accents, that the accent in the video is more New Jersey (I know they're pretty close). When I was in Boston I hung out with some kids who did the most hilarious impression of New Jersey accents - I was highly amused by their Boston accents anyway, so hearing them add a layer of hilarity with an impression was great.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #578 on: 18 Jan 2013, 06:01 »

New Jersey accents are the fucking worst.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #579 on: 18 Jan 2013, 06:16 »

TOBAL that when people leave their cars running in the winter to warm them up, that they can't turn on the radio or music to decibel breaking levels for the five or ten minutes it takes for the car to thaw.

Also more suited for confessions but any time I see a car left running with no driver I always want to turn the engine off and throw the keys on to the seat just to send a, "Someone was able to get in your car." message.
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« Reply #580 on: 18 Jan 2013, 14:40 »

I grew up in Georgia, and so whenever I meet a fellow Georgian I can pick them off a mile away. Also, any time I'm on the phone with Mama, it takes at least an hour for my accent to wear off.

I also wind up slipping into it if I'm hanging out with somebody I feel particularly comfortable with. Doesn't matter how long I've known em. If I like you, I talk a little more like a Georgia boy.
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« Reply #581 on: 18 Jan 2013, 14:44 »

Sounds familiar.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #582 on: 18 Jan 2013, 14:52 »

It would be fun to hear that.
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« Reply #583 on: 18 Jan 2013, 21:32 »

TOBAL that when people leave their cars running in the winter to warm them up, that they can't turn on the radio or music to decibel breaking levels for the five or ten minutes it takes for the car to thaw.

Maybe they think the sound vibrations will accelerate the melting process? Not that it really would, but if someone's dumb enough to deafen themselves with that kind of noise, they're probably dumb enough to believe anything.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #584 on: 19 Jan 2013, 02:41 »

It would be fun to hear that.

it comes out when i'm drunk too but im having difficukt with a keyboard let alone a recorting interface
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