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Old May 26th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #2051 (permalink)
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Old May 26th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #2052 (permalink)
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AMERICAN accents grinds my gears!!!

They sound like fools...

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BTW I know a couple of South African English teachers that have actually had difficulty in finding good teaching positions in China, because of their dialects. Many of the better schools really want foreign teachers of American, Canadian or British nationality. Even English teachers from Australia and New Zealand have been rejected because of their accents.
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BTW I know a couple of South African English teachers that have actually had difficulty in finding good teaching positions in China, because of their dialects. Many of the better schools really want foreign teachers of American, Canadian or British nationality. Even English teachers from Australia and New Zealand have been rejected because of their accents.
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What is your problem!?!

South Africans can be speaking English very very GOODLY!

We speaking English even more than more goodly than everyone else in world combined!

How daring you thinking other wising

lol

You always have something pretty cool to say

But naah... we sound VERY stupid... our accents are lame...

Of course that is just my point of view or opinion or my thoughts of how we sound...



I think the most awesome accents are Jamaican accents!!

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We be jamin mon!

Ja mon we be smokin da stuff 24 / 7 mon!

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Nothing wrong with your English - except that it's based on whatever century the British took over, and laced with Afrikaans and Boer plus some other tribal dialects.

Quebecois is based on 17th century French, even our American English is based on 17th Century English. Both have a lot of other languages thrown in.

Words get changed by the country. I had Italian friends whose parents mostly spoke Italian. I'd ask where so and so was, and get told "In Backouse" Backouse (back house) is NOT true Italian for a bathroom. It's Americanized.
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Well, around "these parts" [insert an ole cowboy hitting the taget and the "spitooooon!" Sound byte here] folk got this NEW kind of lanuage... If'n a feller aint sure wher you frum, they ill ask "so, dew yew speak "american" or "mexican"?

Took me y'arrs to realize they are asking if a person speak english or spanish.....rofl
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It's ridiculous when people get judged for using a particular language/dialect/pidgin/etc..
And then go off and judge the language of those who were judging them. It's idiotic and illogical.
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I used to know Esperanto. I'd give that a go. Confused quite a few people.
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I wish I could forget esperanto. I envy you. I had very cruel parents.
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And then go off and judge the language of those who were judging them. It's idiotic and illogical.
As a teacher, I can assure you the sentence "Where you be at?" is not proper. I wouldn't tolerate it in class, and no, Ebonics is NOT a dialect. There is no country that speaks that language. I thought it was moronic that CA was trying to have it added as a language, and wanted it taught.
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As a teacher, I can assure you the sentence "Where you be at?" is not proper. I wouldn't tolerate it in class, and no, Ebonics is NOT a dialect. There is no country that speaks that language. I thought it was moronic that CA was trying to have it added as a language, and wanted it taught.
Lol... The angles saxons and jutes really disagree with your perspective of language... as a teacher.... Oh.. And do some research about ebonics. No school system or politician ever espoused teaching it. They wanted it recognized (by linguists and the federal govt.) as a codified language for the purposes of acquiring federal ESL funding. Are you an art teacher by chance?
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Did I mention prescriptive language proponents grind my gears?
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And then go off and judge the language of those who were judging them. It's idiotic and illogical.
...and it's China.

A teacher friend of mine has a South African passport, she was born in Durban. She is white, has blonde hair and speaks English with no detectable SA accent. She as a master's degree. You'd think she was from Oxford or something. Spent much of her life in London. However the difficulty she's had in finding a good teaching position here. Sends off her resume/CV and a picture of her SA passport, many of the schools just don't want to know, sometimes they don't even bother replying. She's also had difficulty in getting a long term work visa as well, could be that's political though. Maybe Beijing doesn't like Pretoria or something?

I know a couple of Australian and NZ teachers that have have difficulty in finding good positions, usual reason given is that students can't understand their dialects.
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Lol... The angles saxons and jutes really disagree with your perspective of language... as a teacher.... Oh.. And do some research about ebonics. No school system or politician ever espoused teaching it. They wanted it recognized (by linguists and the federal govt.) as a codified language for the purposes of acquiring federal ESL funding. Are you an art teacher by chance?
No, BA in Child Psychology and Masters in N-6 with specialties in math and special ed. So....is it better to recognize Ebonics ("Where you be at? I is waiting for you...") as a codified language and teach it to people born and raised here as a second language? I taught ESL to children from Uzbekistan back in 1990. They were brought here by an Orthodox Jewish foundation. They needed English as a second language. Not someone who is born and raised here, taught in our public school system from the age of 5 (or if your school has an early childhood program, age 3!) by teachers who are usually required to have a Masters Degree.

The children (and their parents) that I have met who decry Ebonics as their native language are just wrong. Ebonics is not native anywhere on Long Island. Or Jamaica, Queens. Or Harlem. Or even the Bronx! Do not come to me from there and say you need special services (as ESL is) because you only learned Ebonics at home. You parents are from Jamaica, Queens, not the Country. They were taught English as a first language. It should be taught to child as well. Federal Funding to teach your native language because you say it is foreign? Get a grip.

I know plenty of children taught their parents native language at home. Parents may not even speak a word of English (another thing that really grinds my gears....). However, once these children enter school, most learn the language naturally, as it is taught. Most do not need ESL, but it is available for those that do, for a period of time. Many kids are bilingual. Find me a country where Ebonics is the native language. Then we can add it to the list of recognized languages that federal funding provides ESL for......
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Again.... Go research the term 'ebonics. '
You'll find you just wrote a bunch of nonsense. No one ever wanted to teach it.
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I like couldn't agree with this any more dude

Well well well said!

Many people think South Africans sound ******ed but what they don't know and in reality is for such a small county we live in... we invented the CAT Scan...

South African inventions - SouthAfrica.info

The Dolosse for protecting harbors also used all over the world was made in Durban where I was born... Die RooiValk (The Red Falcon / Kestrel) which was a really impressive attack helicopter that the basic design was copied all over the world because it was so successful and brilliant and out of the shell.

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We were the first country in the whole world to perform the first human to human heart transplant right in Groote Schuur Hospital by Christiaan Barnard right here in Cape Town.

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What also grinds my gears is when stupid people think South Africa is filled to the brim with stupid racists and fools and only remember us as a racist country when we are soooo freaking much more than that!!!!

They think we are all scum but that is just not true!!!!

Makes my blood boil.

Anyway don't want to start World War 3 or turn this into a political thread just wanted to show why I am sooooo damn angry at times... makes me kuk angry.

They can all go to hell!!!


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I'm just wondering if it's not so much accent, but whatever other languages have been adopted into your English. Some must use quite a few Boer words that have made their way in -

New Zealand probably has Maori, Australia something else.

Even here, those living in Hawaii might lace speech with Hawaiian words.

We have a lot of Spanish here (which do get mispronounced, badly) which mean nothing to someone from New England.

America and Australia were once penal colonies, and a lot of the basics survived from that time. Lack of communication fostered the differences.
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Keep getting notices that I haven't posted. They are in the spam box, but that's not the point.

FB needs to realize that some Android developers have their customer service on FB, and that's the only reason for me to even have an account. I am not posting anything social, don't want anyone else's social posts. I'm not interested.

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Georgia was a penal colony.... North and South America were not penal colonies. Smh. I'm out. Yall have fun.
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Ha, great idea for a thread

my absolute biggest pet peeve and it friggin infuriates me is something that I think only goes on here in Tennessee.

People will be coming up to an intersection and they realize they have missed their turn, instead of doing what all effing normal people do and going to the next stop and turning around... they will literally STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAMN ROAD until their "lane" is clear and they can turn left/right into it. No kidding, they will dead stop in the road.

How in the hell there aren't as many accidents as there should be is pure, dumb luck.
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I hate that one too! We have that here in Atlanta too!
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I use the 2 rights make a left.
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Starting to see more articles and blogs like this turning up. So it ain't just me.

I've used a throwaway addy for FB, and listed all messages from FB as spam.

Now Google + is starting up. Big notice on Play to sign up for +. Hides the link to account.
If Google makes that a rule, I'll get even.

I have plenty of copies of Greeked text from Pagemaker. I'll post that. Trouble is, some damn fool would probably "like" it!

The usual post on Twitter is a photo. The last one was a huge bullfrog, simply labled Jeremiah. That's all I ever post anyway.
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Criminals, like the one that stole my wife's debit card, checks, and cash out of her wallet last night.
Oh no!! Sorry to hear that happened Anti.
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That sucks. Sorry man.
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Sorry for that. Plus all the hassle of notifying everyone.
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Yeah that is bad and I am lucky that it has never happened to me yet.

My personal annoyance is quite recent. I live in the UK and we have just had the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. All the usual pomp and ceremony that you would expect, and people were flying the Union Flag outside their homes and in shops.

I know that I need to get a life, but driving around the country in the last few weeks I have noticed that about 80% of all these flags, including the shops, are upside down and even the buntings have been put up back to front.

What other country in the world would not know the correct way to fly their national flag - haven't they heard of Google or are they all just copying each other?

My son was on a British martial arts team for nine years and they made sure that whenever they showed the flag it was always the correct way - so maybe that is why it has annoyed me - no one seems to care any more.

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People do that here, too. I've seen "super patriot" types with the more flags the merrier - the flags are wet, tattered, caught in trees, you name it. The diss you since you feel that if you can't display it right, it's more respectful to NOT display the flag.
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I'll say it again, people in the far left lane of a 2 or more lane highway that are going the same speed (or slower) as the car to their right. Moving to the right lane when you have a line of cars behind you trying to go a little faster than you should be common courtesy. We hear about road rage constantly and everyone's ready to flog the person displaying the road rage, but we never try to figure out why the person is exhibiting road rage. It's like in pro football where the ref sees the 2nd guy throw a cheap shot, but never sees the first guy, inattentive drivers driving slow in the left lane are that first guy. How about a law that allows the death penalty for inattentive drivers that are bottle-necking traffic and creating unsafe driving conditions with their inattentiveness?


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Ya know what grinds my gears? When forums (or other sites don't let you set a password when you sign up and sites that have minimum requirements for your password.
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Where I live, its like this: if the speed limit is 70 and you drive too slow, you get a ticket....if you (not everyone around you) drive too fast , you get a ticket...but if you and everyone's doing 80 then all is well. Almost a go with the flow unwritten law.

My rant is being the guy that gets pulled over and ticketed for driving too fast when I was "going with the flow".....
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Where I live, its like this: if the speed limit is 70 and you drive too slow, you get a ticket....if you (not everyone around you) drive too fast , you get a ticket...but if you and everyone's doing 80 then all is well. Almost a go with the flow unwritten law.

My rant is being the guy that gets pulled over and ticketed for driving too fast when I was "going with the flow".....

That's what I don't understand about some people, at least go with the flow, and if you're in the far left lane, try not to act like the official highway pacecar and move over. If the guy behind you wants to go 80 MPH, move over, let him blow past everyone. Maybe he'll set off all the speed traps ahead of you. For all we know the guy/woman could have a life-threatening situation on their hands. We don't have to get all



on em.... Let em pass Mr. Barney Fife of the left lane!
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Aymen to that, TxGoat on all accounts. It rants me when hundreds of moving metal and steel, carying gallons of combustable fuel are zipping along, then that ONE pace-setter decides "yep, this seems like a good spot in traffic to play police traffic control" then drives a good 20mph slower....going 55 in a moving 75 flow....and in the far left lane!....GAWD HELP traffic when that driver decides its time to take on all traffic and at liberty, moves not one lane at a time, but moves from the far left allllll the way over to the far rifht exiting lane without a care just as long as the driver makes his exit.
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I see you are up on the soap box today.. SOmetimes, i gotta git up on this here "bullpit" and pretch a lil about some of our crazy drivers... Just last Sunday , i got religion, climbed up on that bulpit" and delivered a sermon about tailgators that wil stay on your bu++ no matter HOW fast you go.

Title of my soymon was "Drive Like Hayale and You SHo'Nuff Will Gits There!"

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I understand our elderly population has a hard time with the flow of traffic, but if their faculties aren't what they need to be to at least try to keep up with the flow of traffic then maybe it's time to re-evaluate how we get around town.

It's kind of sad really. I once called into 911 because a car was bobbing and weaving in and out of traffic and almost side-swiped another car. I told the 911 dispatcher that it looked like a drunk driver. When I finally got past the driver, it was just an elderly lady.
 
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yes ive had to do that once too. called 911 because of the way a driver was wrecklessly driving, and he did clip a car up ahead after he got passed me. I called it in and the dispatcher said "what do you want me to do about it" by the time someone gets there hes gone.... she didnt even want the license number , i had to insist she take it down.

Betcha it was close to her 15minute break and she just scribbled something down and threw away when i hung up..... sad.
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God help you if it's a bunch of old biddies (male and female) looking for garage sales! They see a sign - right across 3 lanes of traffic. If they bother to put a signal on, they go the opposite from the signal. They also are prone to backing up in traffic if they want to scope out the sale from the car. I've almost hit a couple of them or vice versa.

They sit in the left turn lane with left signal on, and just as you go to pass them, they decide to make a right turn.
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God help you if it's a bunch of old biddies (male and female) looking for garage sales! They see a sign - right across 3 lanes of traffic. If they bother to put a signal on, they go the opposite from the signal. They also are prone to backing up in traffic if they want to scope out the sale from the car. I've almost hit a couple of them or vice versa.

They sit in the left turn lane with left signal on, and just as you go to pass them, they decide to make a right turn.
Thats EXACTLY it!


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