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Old 24-02-2013, 08:09
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Hello All,

I'm on Season 6 of Dallas today and it seems I'm watching a season per day. I find it really annoying how they all pronounce why and emphasis the h or something I've noticed it on a few other american television programs. Same with While and some other words. Is it me or do you notice? and why?
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Old 24-02-2013, 08:42
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I think it's just you tbh. The only time I hear an over pronunciation of the h is in the wheat thins commercial, but it's done on purpose.
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Old 24-02-2013, 09:04
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I can't post a link at present but there's a Stewie/Brian routine in an episode of Family Guy on sounding the "h" in a "wh..." word.
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Old 24-02-2013, 09:24
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'Cool whhhhhhip'!!
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Old 24-02-2013, 09:45
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Christ.

I'm mean Key Fukkin Rhyst.

Wha du sum peepul sereusly think thay no how too pronouns thingz rat?

****ing fools they is. That's the only thing that can be said to be right.

(IOW? It's fantastic that you are bothered by this. Let it continue to bother you.)
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Old 24-02-2013, 10:06
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Hello All,

I'm on Season 6 of Dallas today and it seems I'm watching a season per day. I find it really annoying how they all pronounce why and emphasis the h or something I've noticed it on a few other american television programs. Same with While and some other words. Is it me or do you notice? and why?
Ever heard of accents and dialects?
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Old 24-02-2013, 10:18
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You should hear what they do to solder, primer, herbs, Edinburgh and Wimbledon: sorder, primmer, 'erbs, Edinburrow and Wimbleton.
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Old 24-02-2013, 10:32
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Ever heard of accents and dialects?
The Indians are almost as fierce warrior-wise as the Africans -- they go chitty chitty bang bang.
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Old 24-02-2013, 10:43
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You should hear what they do to solder, primer, herbs, Edinburgh and Wimbledon: sorder, primmer, 'erbs, Edinburrow and Wimbleton.
and vehicle = veHicle jewellery = julry Tune = toon
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Old 24-02-2013, 14:56
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I can't post a link at present but there's a Stewie/Brian routine in an episode of Family Guy on sounding the "h" in a "wh..." word.
That's the wheat thins commercial
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Old 24-02-2013, 15:02
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You should hear what they do to solder, primer, herbs, Edinburgh and Wimbledon: sorder, primmer, 'erbs, Edinburrow and Wimbleton.
What Americans are you talking to? I have never heard someone say primmer and I have lived here my entire life. Also, why would anyone say Edinburrow when we say Pittsburgh and anything else with a burgh just fine? Wimbledon with a t? What? The only of these pronunciations I've heard is the herb one. The h is silent, just like in hour, heir, honest, and honor. The only time we use the hard h on herb is if it's short for Herbert. Maybe it is because I'm from California, though and we have what is typically referred to as the California "non accent"
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Old 24-02-2013, 15:22
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Don't forget route = rOWt...
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Old 24-02-2013, 15:33
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Thames = Thames! Hah hah hee...

Huh heh. Huh Huh Ha.

Stupid wrongspeak Americans!
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Old 24-02-2013, 21:19
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What Americans are you talking to? I have never heard someone say primmer and I have lived here my entire life. Also, why would anyone say Edinburrow when we say Pittsburgh and anything else with a burgh just fine? Wimbledon with a t? What? The only of these pronunciations I've heard is the herb one. The h is silent, just like in hour, heir, honest, and honor. The only time we use the hard h on herb is if it's short for Herbert. Maybe it is because I'm from California, though and we have what is typically referred to as the California "non accent"
Adam Savage (among others) on Mythbusters always says sorder for solder, Jodie Foster (and other cast members) in "Contact" pronounces primer as primmer (some respondents on the movie's IMDb forum tell me she's correct, some disagree), Edinburrow I hear quite often (also thurrow for thorough), Wimbleton not so much and it may be the US accent pronouncing T as D which causes it.
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Old 24-02-2013, 21:25
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Why do Brits pronounce "secretary" as "secre-tree?" There's an "a" in between the "t" and the "r," people. And don't get me started on Brits pronouncing "lieutenant" as if there is an "f" or a "ph" in there somewhere.
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Old 24-02-2013, 21:28
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Why do Brits pronounce "secretary" as "secre-tree?" There's an "a" in between the "t" and the "r," people.
Different accents pronounce it differently, so it's not a case of "Brits" saying "secure-tree". I for one don't pronounce it that way.

Do all Canadians say "a-boot"? Tut, tut.
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Old 24-02-2013, 21:34
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Do all Canadians say "a-boot"? Tut, tut.
No Canadians at all pronounce the word that way. That is a Scottish pronunciation. The South Park movie has a lot to answer for.
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Old 25-02-2013, 00:18
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I mentioned veHicle in a Judge Judy YT video comment, and the uploader sent me several abusive messages in the vein of 'Can you say SCOUSER?! CAN YOU SAY COCKNEY?!'

I wasn't even being mildly abusive, I only said I liked the pronounciation
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Old 25-02-2013, 00:38
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some of you need to go back in time and slap your mamma for not teaching you there are different dialects and accents and ways of doing things differenty from what you are used to in this big world.

Now what's up with you Brts pronouncing everything ending with an -a as "-er"? Indi-er, bana-er, diplom-er, nebul-er,
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Old 25-02-2013, 00:40
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Don't forget route = rOWt...

......and George 'Dubya' Bush
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Old 25-02-2013, 00:44
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Why do Brits pronounce "secretary" as "secre-tree?" There's an "a" in between the "t" and the "r," people. And don't get me started on Brits pronouncing "lieutenant" as if there is an "f" or a "ph" in there somewhere.
I know. Anybody would have thought they invented the language.
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Old 25-02-2013, 00:54
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I know. Anybody would have thought they invented the language.
The Brits alive today didn't invent the language, and most of their ancestors would be appalled to hear them speak. And "lieutenant" is a word of French origin. Americans pronounce it much the way the French would, which is consistent with the way it is spelled.
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Old 25-02-2013, 01:06
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Gawd dammit.

Whats with Bush junior saying merka and merkin?
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Old 25-02-2013, 03:41
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......and George 'Dubya' Bush
We only say dubya to make fun of Texas, where dubya is from.
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Old 25-02-2013, 06:16
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No Canadians at all pronounce the word that way. That is a Scottish pronunciation. The South Park movie has a lot to answer for.
Didn't Canada have a disproportionately high amount of Scottish settlers? I've always assumed from the pronunciations and Nova Scotia that the Scottish went north west and colonised Canada and the English went south west and colonised the US.
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