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Bernard
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« Reply #100 on: Jul 16, 2012, 01:05:04 PM »

Actually.
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clare
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« Reply #101 on: Jul 17, 2012, 08:11:55 AM »

You weren't right, dude. There's only one consonant in 'how'

Actually, you could argue convincingly that there are *no* consonants in 'how', which suddenly makes the linking r not only plausible, but understandable. (though around here you get "owbout" so dropping of yet another syllable - we really are the laziest speakers on the planet, and you probably all know the theory about the flies).
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Nick Ink
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« Reply #102 on: Jul 18, 2012, 01:32:12 AM »

I don't know the theory about the flies. Tell me the theory about the flies!

By the way, I know a few Brits who can pretty much dispense with the 't' in /owbou[t]/ as well.
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clare
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« Reply #103 on: Jul 18, 2012, 05:24:42 AM »

We don't open our mouths very often, very far, or for very long because if you do, they will be immediately colonised by millions of small flies.

I have been thinking about cockney English today, having read an article in the weekend paper that the bloke pointed out...and yes, it can happen here too "owbou?" with the final consonant being some unvoiced 'l' thing...
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peacocks
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« Reply #104 on: Jul 18, 2012, 12:36:26 PM »

people in the states always make fun of people who live in the uk or australia for a long time for putting on an accent but it seems nearly impossible not to adapt certain ways of speaking if you are around it for a long time. Heck when I hang out with my aunt from kentucky for longer than an hour I start sounding more southern than I probably already do.
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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #105 on: Jul 18, 2012, 12:48:53 PM »

I definitely slip back more into standard redneckese when I'm visiting family downstate and lay off it a little bit when I'm back up here. Though it really doesn't go away completely.
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coldforge
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« Reply #106 on: Jul 18, 2012, 04:40:09 PM »

My special lady friend is English. It's really hard on me. I already have started to thing of the stuff you siphon out of trucks in the middle of the night as 'petrol'.
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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #107 on: Jul 18, 2012, 04:57:34 PM »

I THINK YOU MEAN LORRIES
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Nick Ink
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« Reply #108 on: Jul 18, 2012, 05:00:59 PM »

haha
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justinh
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« Reply #109 on: Jul 18, 2012, 06:28:25 PM »

We don't open our mouths very often, very far, or for very long because if you do, they will be immediately colonised by millions of small flies.

I always think of this when I see the Coles commercial with the blonde guy and Matt Preston.  Dude doesn't open his mouth at all.  Also, this theory is hilarious--and probably accurate in outback Australia. 
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ellaguru
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« Reply #110 on: Jul 18, 2012, 08:31:14 PM »

It's 'ow' and 'garn' that keep her in her place
Not her wretched clothes and dirty face
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