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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle View Post
    I won’t even listen to them. British accents by non-Brits usually make me shudder. Not always, but usually.

    I’m sure the same is true of most countries and their own accents.
    If I hear one more person tell me I say "Aboooot", I swear....

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    I loved when Jack smashes him.
    I liked it when Shibukawa came after him. "Young man...."

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    at least you are doing it. my friend won't watch/read it because jojo's dog gets killed. literally the only reason she won't watch it.
    I dropped Walking Dead five minutes in when the central character's horse was killed, so I sympathize.

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    That could’ve been cool. Her being Trish always left me feeling wtf.

    Are you watching Love, Death, and Robots?
    Seen the first two; second short was better than the first, though I liked them both.
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    If I hear one more person tell me I say "Aboooot", I swear....
    100% And anyway, they’re wrong. It’s “a-boat”. ;p (Joke!)

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    And one of these guys later told me that they needed to replace their 'ruff' (roof, said with a short u). After hearing that, I could understand that perhaps THIS person heard 'aboot' when I said 'about'.
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    And one of these guys later told me that they needed to replace their 'ruff' (roof, said with a short u). After hearing that, I could understand that perhaps THIS person heard 'aboot' when I said 'about'.
    *shudder*

    There’s parts of this country *coughBirminghamandtheBlackCountrycough* where a lot of people say “tooth” with the flat ‘oo’ from “book” rather than the rounded ‘oo’ from “spook”. It makes my skin crawl.

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    Accents are a funny thing. We all have 'em, even when we don't think we do. But amusing as they sometimes can be -- and often are, mine included when it descends into the Ottawa Valley accent -- they're not a good reason for mockery (edit: this is a general comment, I'm not saying you're mocking, as you aren't!).

    Another thing I recently heard regarding 'language' was 'Don't make fun of people who speak broken English; it means they can communicate in at least two languages.'

    Rather liked that line. ^_^
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    ...still remember my gram talking about 'warshing' things (washing). And I know that something of that accent crawls into my own voice when I get emotional.
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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    It's more than the accent. They just tend to speak slower in Canada. Gives the illusion of "will believe anything you say" that and not being able to pronounce the letter "O"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HATEISFOREVER View Post
    It's more than the accent. They just tend to speak slower in Canada. Gives the illusion of "will believe anything you say" that and not being able to pronounce the letter "O"
    'They' do? Canada is a pretty big place, and in some places we speak a heck of a lot more quickly than others.

    As for not being able to pronounce the letter 'O', I suppose that depends on your point of view. Mine is that 'Accents will tend to vary pronunciation', but I suppose mileage may vary. Which accent does pronounce 'O' correctly, might I inquire?

    ...I mean, I could go with the idea that some people think we speak slowly because we tailor our speech to the audience, but that's needlessly offensive and totally not true.

    Funny, though. ^_^
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    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers."
    - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move."
    - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman."
    - Pendaran

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