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AzH

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#21 13 years ago

Ma DeuceThe average midwesterner (referring to the American midwest) has no discernable voice-inflection, and is generally considered the closest thing to accent-less English.[/QUOTE] Bollocks.

[QUOTE=IR15H]Well, the guy said "British accent" so that could mean English, Welsh, Scottish or Nothern Ireland. Welsh and Northern Ireland aren't too bad, but a thick Scottish accent can leave even an native Englander wondering what the hell they said.

It's the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of UK, not GB. You fail at Geography 101.




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#22 13 years ago

It may not be necessarily the accent, but the tone. British people tend to speak in a softer voice, whereas from my experience, Americans are a bit more "vocal." If you had asked her to speak up and talk more slowly, I think you would have had a better time at it. But hey, that's just me, and what works for me may not work for you. :uhm:




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#23 13 years ago
ElysiumIt may not be necessarily the accent, but the tone. British people tend to speak in a softer voice, whereas from my experience, Americans are a bit more "vocal." If you had asked her to speak up and talk more slowly, I think you would have had a better time at it. But hey, that's just me, and what works for me may not work for you. :uhm:

It was an answerphone message. You can't ask the message to "speak up or talk slower". :p




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#24 13 years ago
AzHIt was an answerphone message. You can't ask the message to "speak up or talk slower". :p

Opps, looks like I misread. *Bangs head* :p But still, if anyone has this kind of difficulty in real-time, then asking that person to speak up and/or speak more slowly may help you understand better.




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#25 13 years ago

Putting the phone down is probably a better option.




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#26 13 years ago

... If not slightly rude.




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#27 13 years ago
Elysium... If not slightly rude.

No-one ever died from being rude.




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#28 13 years ago
AzHNo-one ever died from being rude.

But people can be mentally hurt.




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#29 13 years ago
AzHIt's the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of UK, not GB. You fail at Geography 101.[/quote] I never said it was part of Great Britain. [quote=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British]British is the adjectival form of Britain. In terms of etymology, it is derived from Pretannic, a term once used as collective description for the inhabitants of both Great Britain and Ireland. For full detail of its use see British Isles (terminology). The term can be seen in the following contexts:
  • In a geographical context, it usually applies to someone or something from the island of Great Britain, or less frequently to someone or something from the United Kingdom or the British Isles.
  • In a political context it can be applied to a person or object from, or the people or nation of:
  • 1707 to 1801 – Kingdom of Great Britain
  • 1801 to 1922 – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1922 to date – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.



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#30 13 years ago
IR15HI never said it was part of Great Britain.

Are you, uhh, like, just trying to prove my point for me, or what? ;)

Shock/Horror, Wiki is incorrect. British applies to Britain. Northern Ireland is not part of Britain. Oh, no, Sir!!

1922 to date – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.