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#1 2012-06-13 11:21:12

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Dictionary terms...simplified

I've got 3 sets of these...enjoy! smile

I'll start off with Rural Australian Computer Terms.

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#2 2012-06-13 11:24:18

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Technology for Country Folk (American version of my first post)...illustrated!

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#3 2012-06-13 11:25:49

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The Duffer's Guide To Medical Terms And Their Meanings.

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#4 2012-06-13 15:10:43

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Hi phrontister;

Those are nice. I like cauterise best.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#5 2012-06-14 00:09:09

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Hi Bobby,

Yes, I agree. Such depth of feeling and emotion in that simple phonetic compression!


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#6 2012-06-14 00:14:06

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Modem - what you do to da lawns.

Uniquely American! Wunderbar! Made we yearn for Brooklyn if only they had any lawns.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#7 2012-06-14 00:36:10

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Yesterday I listened to a short series of interviews between an Australian news reporter and some folks fraaahm thaaah deeeep sowth in America. Both had trouble understanding the other.

Your guys couldn't understand the interviewer's accent, but I didn't think she had one. Your guys certainly did, and sumtahms thayer 'Ainglish' wuz impahsibule to wurk owt! dizzy


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#8 2012-06-14 00:45:30

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The southerner might have a nasal twang. But nothing beats the easterner here. I myself have no accent at all but tend to mumble...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#9 2012-06-14 01:26:07

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Hi Bobby,

I'm sure that to my ears your accent would be quite strong. Any American accent stands out like a beacon down here.

New Zealanders would have the closest accent to ours, I think, but even with theirs you can tell from a mile away that they're from the land of the long white cloud.

You might like this. smile


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#10 2012-06-14 01:39:28

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Hi;

She is delightful. Loved the joke!

Was just joking, I have a decided Brooklyn accent that I have never got rid of. We say Yorrrk ,dawg, carrr and vytamin.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#11 2012-06-14 03:15:23

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We also say vytamin (as in vital, and other words derived from vita). I think that vitamin (as in wimmin) is more BE, but I do hear it here sometimes, though rarely.

Here's a sound file of both pronunciations.

The other words look like they're very AE.

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#12 2012-06-14 08:41:56

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Hi phrontister;

I forgot about that site. Over here it is quite easy to pinpoint where someone lives. We have the southern accent and the New York accent. The Jersey accent and the Massachusett's one. The Californians are easy to pick out as are Texans.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#13 2012-06-16 00:58:34

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Hi phro,

lol Thank's for posting that, really made me remember why I like living in Oz. "C'arn the Power!", classic.
Also... It might be the closest accent to ours but the closest thing to Kiwi is South African.

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#14 2012-06-16 12:24:37

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Hi Tigeree,

Glad you like 'em! smile

"C'arn the Power!" was my own invention...I barrack for Port.

Some others are mine too, like Cookie, Submenu, Word processor, User-friendly, Shortcut, Hacker, Clock, Clock speed, Pointer. I had some fun there.

Some Medical entries are mine too. PH. is one, but I forget the rest.

I'd forgotten about South African. Yes, that's also quite close to ours. Theirs has a Dutch influence that's particularly noticeable with some words. Strong Kiwi accents can sometimes be difficult for me to understand too...until I get used to the speaker's way of talking.

Accent diversity is good! smile


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#15 2012-06-16 13:00:40

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Hi Bobby,

She is delightful. Loved the joke!

Yes, she comes across as having a rather fetching personality...and the joke is great! smile

I'm not sure how many here say "today" like "to die", though. I don't, and nobody I know does either. We say it like "hay", "they", "sleigh". Maybe they speak that way out in the sticks.

As I recall, Meryl Streep did, in A Cry in the Dark/Evil Angels (1988) - the Lindy Chamberlain movie. I certainly remember that her accent sounded false/contrived. And Missy Higgins sounds that way sometimes, which to me also doesn't sound natural.

Maybe where I live, we're the ones who are different! I never used to think that way: to me I was the same and it was others who were different; that 'here' is the constant/the yardstick against/by which other things are measured; that 'here' was the centre of the universe.

That's how I perceived the world through a young boy's eyes, and it's taken a while to remove the blinkers and to see the wider view. Australia being insular has contributed to that.

PS..."today" pronounced. That's too posh...the way I say it is somewhere in between that and the joke's way.

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#16 2012-06-16 21:54:10

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Hi;

When I was hundreds of years younger she was my perfect type of girl.

which other things are measured; that 'here' was the centre of the universe

I think that is a very fine way of looking at the world.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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