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14-10-2004
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People had to tell me, too, Prince. Now I often hear it on my own, though.

I just remembered about another aspect of my cultural confusion. My accent sometimes gets confused...but so did my spelling when I was younger. I read lots of British literature, so it took me forever and a half to figure out the difference between 'colour' and 'color,' 'favourite' and 'favorite,' theatre' and 'theater, 'grey' and 'grey,' etc etc. I was so confused when teachers corrected my spelling and I was sure that my book agreed with me...

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15-10-2004
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I speak Australian English...

I love stand-up comedians with Scottish accents - they are extra funny because of the accents I reckon!!

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Originally posted by ahhGucci@Oct 14 2004, 04:59 PM
Drunk cow? I thought you didn't adopt the Geordie accent...
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Was merely banter, I don't mind the geaordie accent, really

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i spent the first 11 years of my life in England, but I lost my accent when I moved here, though I still use english spellings because those are the ones I learned.

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Originally posted by ahhGucci@Oct 15 2004, 12:59 AM
Was merely banter, I don't mind the geaordie accent, really
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No, it really does sound like a drunk cow!

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I speak American -English, since I'm from the bronx. But it doesn't help me when I try to remember how to spell by pronucing it.

I, like other New Yorker spronuce "a "in most words that don't even have an a in them. Like for "other", it would be" otha". I guess you get the point. Although people sometimes ask me if I'm from England. I don't think I have a pure new york accent, like my friends. When I was younger, I used to want to be British, so I used to speak with a british accent sometimes.

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I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, so I speak American-English with a strong Brooklyn accent. Like what skyred said:
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I, like other New Yorker spronuce "a "in most words that don't even have an a in them. Like for "other", it would be" otha".

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I know someone who went to New York for a week 3 years ago...she's been talking like she was born in Brooklyn ever since

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I know someone who went to New York for a week 3 years ago...she's been talking like she was born in Brooklyn ever since
Ahaha. People tell me I have the "coolest" accent. It's like HUH?! I think Midwestern accents are cute. Southern accents are too, but some of the really thick ones can get annoying after a while.

British/Irish/Scottish/Australian accents are awesome.

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I speak Malaysian English. If you've come here before..well..it's something to laugh at when we yak on in broken English
Prixi .... are you Malaysian? I am.

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American English and some ebonics.

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I speak english - english with a super boring english accent i sound so plain

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i speak american-english, though i think that i might have a brooklyn accent at times "whattaya tawkin' abowt i ordered a black cawfee"

i also speak a lot of NY slang like
mad = very, whereas it would be "wicked" in boston and "hella" in northern cali
word = i agree or ditto (i know, its weird)
cut = to skip class like "i cut class"

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i suppose english-english with a spanish accent english people always know straight away i'm spanish when they hear me talking

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English-english. I.e. cockney. I know...shameful

I don't call it a 'mall' - I call it a 'shopping centre' or most likely the name of the actual place, like Bentalls.

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