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Old 04-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #10541
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It's easy to tell them apart. Maine is the biggest one up top. Vermont and New Hampshire are the vertical ones. Massachusetts is the horizontal one. Connecticut and Rhode Island are the bits on the bottom of New England.

They all talk funny except for us in Massachusetts.
I meant the accents!
I'm sure I'd get Mass and Maine's locations right anyway
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:28 PM   #10542
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I meant the accents!...
Yeah, I knew that. The geography was easier.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:36 PM   #10543
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Aside from Mass, I don't think I'd know one NE state from another.
I just don't get up that way to know.
Maine and Boston have the most distinct accents. Eyuh! They also have a slight twnag to their talk. A favorite of Mainers and of course we don't have any "R"s in our language. Everytime I hear a westerner talk, it sounds to me like they are trying to gargle.

Accents are a physical property. Bostonians use the hard palate at the front of their mouth. If a Bostonian tried to prounouce their Rs all day long, they would have a sore thoat at the end of the day. We don't use the muscles at the back of our throat to talk.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:26 AM   #10544
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Right. Just one of the recent reasons to be embarrassed to live in Colorado.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:53 AM   #10545
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Didn't get to shoot because we were invited to a cook-out. We are still looking for ammo. Maybe next week.
please don't shoot the pot smokers.

they're not giggling at you. they're just hungry.


vit and pacnar, i agree that the norse accents on "vikings" are a bit lame. they try to have that particular scandinavian way of speaking a hard "t" in words, and shortening up other words in a light kind of way. (the norkies out there should know what i mean).

but yeah, i gave up on caring about incorrect accents while i watched the "spartacus" series on showtime. more blood lust; this time in italy, but with a mix of english and aussie accents.


and lol pac, about sean connery in "red october".

i was waiting for "one ping only, mrs. moneypenny"


but back to "vikings", i'm in love with ragnar's wife, lagertha:

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dontcha love a woman who can kick butt who looks like that.

her stage is katheryn winninck, a canadian actress.

another reason to say, "oh, canada!"
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:17 AM   #10546
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It's easy to tell them apart. Maine is the biggest one up top. Vermont and New Hampshire are the vertical ones. Massachusetts is the horizontal one. Connecticut and Rhode Island are the bits on the bottom of New England.

They all talk funny except for us in Massachusetts.
So true. Remember folks, Boston was the first real settlement and we have kept our language pure. What the rest of you folks did to it as you moved away, is not our fault.
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lol, addie.

geographically speaking, or should i say meterologically, i can always tell when i cross over into vermont from ny or mass. or vice versa in the snowy winter months.


ny state and mass. do a good job of plowing and salting their roads right up to the vermont border. but it's almost like there's a line in the road where they stop, and then you have to put your vehicle in 4 wheel drive just to stay on the icy, snow packed, untreated roads of vermont. it's like night and day. or black and white: black top vs. the white, snowy roads.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:39 AM   #10548
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lol, addie.

geographically speaking, or should i say meterologically, i can always tell when i cross over into vermont from ny or mass. or vice versa in the snowy winter months.


ny state and mass. do a good job of plowing and salting their roads right up to the vermont border. but it's almost like there's a line in the road where they stop, and then you have to put your vehicle in 4 wheel drive just to stay on the icy, snow packed, untreated roads of vermont. it's like night and day. or black and white: black top vs. the white, snowy roads.
bt, in Vermont they still use horse and sleigh. That is why they don't plow. They still think the auto is just a fad that will go away soon. There is one small town (can't remember the name) that does not own a school bus. They pick up the few kids in the morning and afternoon with a sleigh.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:06 AM   #10549
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Accents are a physical property. Bostonians use the hard palate at the front of their mouth. If a Bostonian tried to prounouce their Rs all day long, they would have a sore thoat at the end of the day. We don't use the muscles at the back of our throat to talk.
Markie Mark must have been challenging himself.
He went from one name with two R's in it to another

That's it Bucky. I had thought I might have mixed up those two movies, but it wasn't important enough for me to Google before hitting submit.

And thanks for Googling Lagertha
Canadian. That explains it
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:45 AM   #10550
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Markie Mark must have been challenging himself.
He went from one name with two R's in it to another

That's it Bucky. I had thought I might have mixed up those two movies, but it wasn't important enough for me to Google before hitting submit.

And thanks for Googling Lagertha
Canadian. That explains it
That's Mahkie Mahk.
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