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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #375 on: October 14, 2012, 11:41:51 AM »
Harry, wingadingdingy, John, Harry three...."etc.

I love the filters adjusting the name of Richard 1 to wingadingdingy. the poem later refers to Edward 1V and  whingadingdingy the Bad (Richard III). However, it lets the post get away with the word Willy, which in the UK means the same thing as wingadingdingy.

Yeah, but at the same time I can talk about having a bum knee and the actress Fanny Brice.  It's a transoceanic thing.  :D
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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #376 on: October 14, 2012, 12:38:19 PM »
Harry, wingadingdingy, John, Harry three...."etc.

I love the filters adjusting the name of Richard 1 to wingadingdingy. the poem later refers to Edward 1V and  whingadingdingy the Bad (Richard III). However, it lets the post get away with the word Willy, which in the UK means the same thing as wingadingdingy.
It's understood here, too.  Bill Clinton was nicknamed "Slick Willy" for more reasons than one!

Also, if you google for "willy warmers" you will get some...ahem..."interesting" pictures.
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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #377 on: October 14, 2012, 05:38:12 PM »
Harry, wingadingdingy, John, Harry three...."etc.

I love the filters adjusting the name of Richard 1 to wingadingdingy. the poem later refers to Edward 1V and  whingadingdingy the Bad (Richard III). However, it lets the post get away with the word Willy, which in the UK means the same thing as wingadingdingy.

I find myself wondering how the Lionheart would have reacted to being called "wingadingdingy". One gathers that he did have a sense of humour -- maybe it would have amused him...

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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #378 on: October 17, 2012, 08:32:11 AM »
...totally OT - Richard I may have had a sense of humour but definitely didn't have a sense of self-preservation.

He was mortally injured while laying siege to a castle in France because he saw one of the defenders aiming a crossbow at him, and stopped to applaud the man's bravery before ducking. Result, one crossbow bolt to the shoulder and a nice infected puncture wound...  ::)

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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #379 on: October 17, 2012, 08:42:57 AM »
I swear, if I hear one more person say "wadn't" instead of wasn't, I'm going to lose it.  Mental Boyfriend is driving me nuts with it, but it only got worse once Mental Mother got home and did it, too.

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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #380 on: October 17, 2012, 08:49:22 AM »
S is an underappreciated consonant. For some reason, lots of people think it's weak and can't live on its own without an H next to it. Once you notice it, you will never stop noticing it. Many radio commercials in my area have this problem: shtrong, shtraight, shtand.
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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #381 on: October 17, 2012, 09:00:02 AM »
S is an underappreciated consonant. For some reason, lots of people think it's weak and can't live on its own without an H next to it. Once you notice it, you will never stop noticing it. Many radio commercials in my area have this problem: shtrong, shtraight, shtand.

I have never noticed this except from someone with a clear speech difficulty. Do you mind mentioning what part of the world you're in?

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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #382 on: October 17, 2012, 09:01:58 AM »
Houston, Texas. I listen to mostly AM radio in the car, so I don't know if (what passes for) music DJs do it too.
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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #383 on: October 17, 2012, 09:49:35 AM »
Houston, Texas. I listen to mostly AM radio in the car, so I don't know if (what passes for) music DJs do it too.

Huh. I grew up listening to Houston radio (KPFT, KUHF and KTRU, really, so not AM), and I listen to public radio in Central Texas now. Guess I'll have to see if I can spot this!

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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #384 on: October 17, 2012, 09:56:12 AM »
I have definitely noticed it, but not in any specific region.

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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #385 on: October 17, 2012, 10:19:36 AM »
S is an underappreciated consonant. For some reason, lots of people think it's weak and can't live on its own without an H next to it. Once you notice it, you will never stop noticing it. Many radio commercials in my area have this problem: shtrong, shtraight, shtand.

I have never noticed this except from someone with a clear speech difficulty. Do you mind mentioning what part of the world you're in?
I hear it, or the substitute 'th' here in Maryland, and on professionally recorded music.  I believe that singers and other people who are recorded are taught that 's' comes across the microphone as a very sharp hiss, so they soften it to 'sh' or 'th'. 
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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #386 on: October 17, 2012, 10:22:51 AM »
I don't think these are professionals. Most of them are commercials for local businesses, and generally the "talent" tends to be the owner's daughter.
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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #387 on: October 17, 2012, 10:59:39 AM »
Along with submissive Ss, dominant Ts always get under my skin.  Ts in the middle of words like "important" being spat out are distracting.  It also invariably slows the speaker down.
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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #388 on: October 17, 2012, 11:08:43 AM »
I used to work with a woman who enunciated every single consonant. It was pretty distracting.
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Re: Grammar quirks
« Reply #389 on: October 17, 2012, 05:02:17 PM »
S is an underappreciated consonant. For some reason, lots of people think it's weak and can't live on its own without an H next to it. Once you notice it, you will never stop noticing it. Many radio commercials in my area have this problem: shtrong, shtraight, shtand.

Sean Connory works at your local radio station?  Brilliant!
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