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^ Hmm, don't know actuawl sign language. Buht Ah've becawm fairli decent at communicatin' using a combination of pure gibberish with heavy use of inflections ahnd hand gestures! Maybe thaht'd wurk? l:/ Ah may 'ave tuh brainstorm ohn thaht wvan.
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Pronouncing Hyundai as HUN-day.
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I tend to dislike verbal tics.
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Dogempire wrote:

There's a certain type of southern accent that I just despise, I don't know what exactly it is, but I'll know it when I hear it.

More specifically, you'll end up pronouncing "Wash" as "wohr-sh."

Other than that I have no issue with accents as long as you're not trying to teach a math or accounting class with a hard to understand accent.


I get you. When I lived in the LA-TX area, my toes used to curl when older people would pronounce "Splenda" as "Suhplendurr".

Some areas in the boot pronounce "wash" like that, and "question" as "quarsh-chun".

Other parts of the south seem to say "orange" like "urnj".

"Quarsh-chun" and "urnj" rattle my brain. They seem a lot harder to say than the actual word, and completely deviates from phonetics.


Southern accents don't bother me too much. I hear this stuff (and other things mixed in) from time to time in Missouri, but those don't bother me as much as the examples below:
toilet - "tollet"
donut - "donit"
well - "wull"
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nah, i live in london so you get all sorts of accents
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1stladyent wrote:

I have learned today, that certain ways people pronounce things or say things irk me. It makes my eye twitch. I am cursed with detailed hearing (audio engineering background), so my ears "zoom in" to sound.

Examples:

When people pronounce "what" and "why" like "huwat" and "huwai".

Or saying "Mazda" as "maezduh", "avocados" like 'ehvokehdoes".

Or "burrito" as "bow-ree-toe"


So, what nuances of speech irk YOU?


It's not nuance but annoying speech patterns

Case in point, young women inserting the word "like" in almost every other word while they're speaking

"Like, I really don't appreciate it, like, when he was, like, telling me, like, go away, like, right away, like..."

COMPLETELY puts me on edge, especially when I'm just trying to have a darn meal with my wife in a restaurant.

LIKE, learn how to speak normally
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The local rural accent where I live is probably the only thing that bugs me, but not enough to irk me that much.

Folder = Foe-der
Cold = Code
That = Dat
Over = O-er

That thing over there = Dat thang o'er der....

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when my mom puts "age" at the end of fucking EVERYTHING. it drives me up the walls, like chalk on a chalkboard

even if some of the words allow it

"boobage"
"cleaveage" <-that's ok
and many more I cant think of right now e.e
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with different words I speak urban/city

then with some things I get southern, I don't know why lol


I also have trouble with R

always have, I had to go to speech therapy, I couldn't talk till I was 8 really, and I picked up a new England accent -its gone away some over the years but still there, and comes out when im pissed off lol-



for the life of me I cant say wolf , the transition of thE L to the F gets me, I say it like woof
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Nah. I'd be a bit of a hypocrite given my own troubles with pronouncing words correctly.

I suppose people that mispronounce purposely irk me--but only because I likely can only pick up on 10% of what they're saying.


gornotck wrote:

I tend to dislike verbal tics.


I have those. RIP me.


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Like "dooen et pawpassfalay ahks mah, baht ahnley bcush ah lakle cn ahnley pigk ahp ahn en persen ah wah thayr sahn"?
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Posted 11/3/16 , edited 11/3/16

gornotck wrote:

Like "dooen et pawpassfalay ahks mah, baht ahnley bcush ah lakle cn ahnley pigk ahp ahn en persen ah wah thayr sahn"?


Oh yep. Although usually it's more like 'wannabe gangsta' that gets me.



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gornotck wrote:

Like "dooen et pawpassfalay ahks mah, baht ahnley bcush ah lakle cn ahnley pigk ahp ahn en persen ah wah thayr sahn"?

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From the south and can't stand it when people talk the way you normally see on tv makes me feel embarrassed to say where I'm from
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erh, i just hate it when Filipinos try so hard to speak in English. They just have this awkward accent that ticks me off.
I mean, I am not against my co-countrymen speaking in English but some of them just try so hard even though they know they can just use our mother tongue ; -; and in most cases, people around me start speaking in English because I usually speak in English. hence why I try to use my native language as much as possible when I'm outside . _.;;;
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