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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2020, 10:10:32 am »
All I can do is refer to that great philosopher, Popeye in that 'I yam what I yam' and damn proud of it cause I'm different than most people I know.  I hate being lumped into a group of anything (present company excepted of course).  Pisses me off, it does.
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2020, 10:42:02 am »
And yet another thing that grips me...is hearing someone doing something 'Like a Boss'.  WTF does that mean?  I literally cringe when I hear it used.  I've known some pretty inept 'bosses' over the years.  Usually the Boss does nothing but manage (yeah right) and doesn't know sh*t about what is really going on.


So, based on my feelings concerning this phrase if you think you can use it to be funny.....just refer to this video.


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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2020, 01:07:12 pm »
I love watching English TV over here

No Welsh or Scottish or Northern Irish TV?
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2020, 02:33:10 pm »
You bring up a good point.  In doing a bit of a search, there are BBC Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  Ireland has it's own set of TV channels.  I watch BBC America which really doesn't distinguish under which area actually produced the show (not that I've looked either).  I also watch Acorn and britbox.  With that being said, the BBC uses actors and actresses from all the regions.

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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2020, 02:41:07 pm »
You bring up a good point. [...] I watch BBC America which really doesn't distinguish under which area actually produced the show [...] With that being said, the BBC uses actors and actresses from all the regions.

So you are watching British TV, then (the first "B" in BBC)!  Kinda like watching American TV and not so much Virginia TV, Ohio TV, Washington TV, and NY TV :)
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2020, 07:37:33 pm »
BBC shows are nothing like we see over here.  The humour is quite different and the cinematography is spectacular.
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2020, 08:54:28 pm »
BBC shows are nothing like we see over here.  The humour is quite different

I am sure the glamour is too, as well as the general flavour and colourful production.  But I won't apologise for the defence of our labour-  I recognise some of their good work but prefer our own catalogue of dialogue.  No offense to our neighbours across the pond.
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2020, 07:10:12 am »
I am sure the glamour is too, as well as the general flavour and colourful production.  But I won't apologise for the defence of our labour-  I recognise some of their good work but prefer our own catalogue of dialogue.  No offense to our neighbours across the pond.
None taken. We get a lot of US shows over here and a great many US channels such as Discovery channels, National Geographic channels, PBS America, Fox, Paramount, CNN, CNBC, etc. In addition, some 70% of the films (movies) in our Cinemas are from the USA.

Quite apart from the 4 country versions of the BBC (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), each region in the UK has it's own local news (BBC and the commercial channels) which is usually shown before or after the national/international news.

I use grey/gray interchangeably. My spell checker tells me that gray is incorrect w.r.t. the colour, but Gray is fine, since with the uppercase G it is a measure of radiation dose.  :D

Here we get the "like" and also "yeah?" overused in conversation.
The "Yeah" is normally used by people to try and make sure that you're still listening and is very irritating.


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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2020, 07:13:12 am »
Yeah...
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2020, 02:11:30 pm »
"I here ya."
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2020, 03:04:17 pm »
Quite apart from the 4 country versions of the BBC (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), each region in the UK has it's own local news (BBC and the commercial channels) which is usually shown before or after the national/international news.

Almost the same here with our 50 countries (which we call states)... almost all general programming is national, then national news, then local (city/county/metro area) news.  There is little, if any, state programming.

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Here we get the "like" and also "yeah?" overused in conversation.

Well, misery loves company, it seems.
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2020, 10:09:54 pm »
For instance the word been.  Most US people use 'bin'.  I use the English version 'bean'.  Totally made fun of me while I was in HS here.  I love watching English TV over here as I feel at home with the language.   The word herb.  Pronounced over here 'erb'.  I pronounce it 'herb'.  The wife gives me heck over this one.

Well, then, it sounds like she should be giving you "eck".

And if you watch the old Rowan Atkinson show "Mr. Bean", are you watching "Mr. Bin"?

Personally I love watching BBC America on cable, especially the older stuff, sitcoms are a riot to me.  And of course the humor (humour?) classics: Mr. Bean, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, As Time Goes By, Dr. Who.
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2020, 08:42:12 am »
Well, then, it sounds like she should be giving you "eck".

And if you watch the old Rowan Atkinson show "Mr. Bean", are you watching "Mr. Bin"?

Personally I love watching BBC America on cable, especially the older stuff, sitcoms are a riot to me.  And of course the humor (humour?) classics: Mr. Bean, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, As Time Goes By, Dr. Who.


I pronounce that 'Mr. Bean' exactly like it's spelled...LOL.  Funny about language, as bean over here and I think over there is pronounced 'bean'.
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Re: Words where the pronunciation has changed over the years...
« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2020, 06:32:29 pm »

I pronounce that 'Mr. Bean' exactly like it's spelled...LOL.  Funny about language, as bean over here and I think over there is pronounced 'bean'.

That's still better than the two syllable pronunciations, "be AN' " or  "BE' an".