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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4060 on: September 21, 2017, 10:57:39 AM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4061 on: September 21, 2017, 11:39:55 AM »
Back to my diet which was on pause way too long. I have 7 more pounds to lose before I leave Korea. Let's hope Chuseok doesn't throw me off my game.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4062 on: September 21, 2017, 12:03:41 PM »
Mr Sesame Street was back again.  'They aaaaaalso suffered from cavities' 'Tooooootally'
Sounds more like he's suffering from a stroke. But to be fair, they slow the voices down so much that I'm surprised they don't *all* sound like retarded elephants.

   I've done some voice work in Daegu for tours, and they ended up editing the reel to the point where I sounded like I wake up and chug half a litre of steroids for breakfast every morning.
Is there some part of American pronunciation that pronounces 'a' as an 'r'?  He said 'varies' but like it was an 'r' sound. And 'various' was pronounced like an 'r'.  Weird.
Maybe he's a pirate? Did he drop references to skalawags, deck-swabbing, or quivering home renovation supplies? Rum soaked drinking binges? Booty?

Maybe I'm just cynical about a boss giving a young, female, part-time employee cash because he appreciates her.   :laugh:
I would be suspicious of this too.

The 7-11 near my old apart had a uni student working night shift. She was one of the most sullen people I've ever interacted with but she managed to outlast all the other part-timers. I wonder if it was because the owners were just as entertained by her bizarre make-up jobs and coiffure as I was? Also, in all those years I never saw her in anything except for fuzzy pajamas, even when running into her during the day-time.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4063 on: September 21, 2017, 12:24:36 PM »
Ahahahaha..sounds like a dirty old man. My student came in during lunch and said there was some line about "old castle" but the weird speaker pronounced it like "old-uh casulll" lol (yesterday's test)

Thankfully, I don't have to get involved in the listening test. My classes are  just extra for them (1st), 국제 classes. So we have a separate curriculum for them. And my yuhak (2nd) kids just skip Korean and have their advanced English with me. This is when they complain about the listening tests. "Teacher the voice this time...soooo annoying" lol

Mr Sesame Street was back again.  'They aaaaaalso suffered from cavities' 'Tooooootally' 

Is there some part of American pronunciation that pronounces 'a' as an 'r'?  He said 'varies' but like it was an 'r' sound. And 'various' was pronounced like an 'r'.  Weird.

There was one part when they explained about a male convenience store owner who hired a young female employee to work part time.  She worked from 7-10pm after school.  When it came to salary time, he gave her an envelope with money in it.  But there was too much money for the hours she'd worked.  She decided to ask him about it.  The answer from him being 'I piad you more because I really appreciate your hard work'.  Maybe I'm just cynical about a boss giving a young, female, part-time employee cash because he appreciates her.   :laugh:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4064 on: September 21, 2017, 12:30:28 PM »
Is there some part of American pronunciation that pronounces 'a' as an 'r'?  He said 'varies' but like it was an 'r' sound. And 'various' was pronounced like an 'r'.  Weird.

Maybe he's a pirate? Did he drop references to skalawags, deck-swabbing, or quivering home renovation supplies? Rum soaked drinking binges? Booty?

There are also some areas in hicksville 'murica where letters are added where they don't belong.  For example: 

Warshington. 
Warshing machine. 

Perhaps they're descendants of pirates. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4065 on: September 21, 2017, 12:31:41 PM »
I have one of these in my 7-11. I have lived in my apartment for 4 years now and it's been the same girl from when I first moved in. What I love (in addition to her constant bed head and pajama bottom fashion  :laugh:) is that her friends come to hang out ALL NIGHT lol. Sometimes her friends ring me up...but they definitely don't work there lol.

   
The 7-11 near my old apart had a uni student working night shift. She was one of the most sullen people I've ever interacted with but she managed to outlast all the other part-timers. I wonder if it was because the owners were just as entertained by her bizarre make-up jobs and coiffure as I was? Also, in all those years I never saw her in anything except for fuzzy pajamas, even when running into her during the day-time.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4066 on: September 21, 2017, 12:52:05 PM »
There's an English weather personality on The National and it sounds like she half switches a and er sounds. Claire something.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4067 on: September 21, 2017, 01:06:27 PM »
Is there some part of American pronunciation that pronounces 'a' as an 'r'?  He said 'varies' but like it was an 'r' sound. And 'various' was pronounced like an 'r'.  Weird.

Maybe he's a pirate? Did he drop references to skalawags, deck-swabbing, or quivering home renovation supplies? Rum soaked drinking binges? Booty?

There are also some areas in hicksville 'murica where letters are added where they don't belong.  For example: 

Warshington. 
Warshing machine. 

Perhaps they're descendants of pirates.

My Canadian grandmother did that... but she was close to the Maine boarder.

She also referred to policemen as "the Constable", but the "o" was pronounced as a "U".

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4068 on: September 21, 2017, 01:19:10 PM »
What reason other than for pleasure would a man use the bum cleaner/jet squirt of water on a toilet for more than 3 minutes? One of the male teachers did just that today. No, I wasn't timing it exactly, but I had to look at my watch as it was kind of weird.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4069 on: September 21, 2017, 01:31:54 PM »
What reason other than for pleasure would a man use the bum cleaner/jet squirt of water on a toilet for more than 3 minutes? One of the male teachers did just that today. No, I wasn't timing it exactly, but I had to look at my watch as it was kind of weird.

I think you know the answer. It's pure pleasure  :azn:

...I'm more impressed that you even have the bum spray thingies at your school. Jelly.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4070 on: September 21, 2017, 01:34:37 PM »


There are also some areas in hicksville 'murica where letters are added where they don't belong.  For example: 

Warshington. 
Warshing machine. 

Perhaps they're descendants of pirates.

My dad does this. He's from the Midwest. Specifically Minnesota. Guess it's a thing there.

He also calls the fridge "ice box" but that's not regional. That's just cause he's ancient haha

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4071 on: September 21, 2017, 01:40:29 PM »
What reason other than for pleasure would a man use the bum cleaner/jet squirt of water on a toilet for more than 3 minutes? One of the male teachers did just that today. No, I wasn't timing it exactly, but I had to look at my watch as it was kind of weird.

I think you know the answer. It's pure pleasure  :azn:

...I'm more impressed that you even have the bum spray thingies at your school. Jelly.

I was slumming it for a while by having to relieve myself in the student toilets until I discovered the "special room" which requires a code to enter. Proabaly the only decent facility in the entire school is the loo.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4072 on: September 21, 2017, 02:05:20 PM »


There are also some areas in hicksville 'murica where letters are added where they don't belong.  For example: 

Warshington. 
Warshing machine. 

Perhaps they're descendants of pirates.

My dad does this. He's from the Midwest. Specifically Minnesota. Guess it's a thing there.

He also calls the fridge "ice box" but that's not regional. That's just cause he's ancient haha

Ah, Minnesotr!  I've a friend from Missoura whose father adds in random letters. 

I thought an 'ice box' was a 'cooler.'   :shocked: How old am I??

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4073 on: September 21, 2017, 02:52:34 PM »


There are also some areas in hicksville 'murica where letters are added where they don't belong.  For example: 

Warshington. 
Warshing machine. 

Perhaps they're descendants of pirates.

My dad does this. He's from the Midwest. Specifically Minnesota. Guess it's a thing there.

He also calls the fridge "ice box" but that's not regional. That's just cause he's ancient haha

I recently kind of re-realized that because I'm a US Southerner, sometimes my vowel sounds don't differentiate. I don't think it's very noticeable, but the other day I said 'many mini' and realized that for me, there is no difference in those words.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4074 on: September 21, 2017, 03:14:01 PM »


There are also some areas in hicksville 'murica where letters are added where they don't belong.  For example: 

Warshington. 
Warshing machine. 

Perhaps they're descendants of pirates.

My dad does this. He's from the Midwest. Specifically Minnesota. Guess it's a thing there.

He also calls the fridge "ice box" but that's not regional. That's just cause he's ancient haha

I recently kind of re-realized that because I'm a US Southerner, sometimes my vowel sounds don't differentiate. I don't think it's very noticeable, but the other day I said 'many mini' and realized that for me, there is no difference in those words.

I'm from Minnesota, and apart from the pop/soda thing, the most noticeable part of my accent is the way I say "bagel" ("beg-uhl"). I thought it was a regional thing, but when people were first confused by my pronunciation (in college), I checked with my family, and none of them says it that way. Not really in my hometown, either.

...I tend to pick up weird vocal/pronunciation things, though. For about half a year in high school I started using "eh" at the ends of my sentences frequently. Got the usual Canadian jokes.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4075 on: September 21, 2017, 04:51:29 PM »
Real talk, waygook.org Inanity Crew users donovan, Chinguetti, yirj17, and possibly other peripheral members, you guys are #rare and #based forum people.

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« Reply #4076 on: September 21, 2017, 05:59:57 PM »
Real talk, waygook.org Inanity Crew users donovan, Chinguetti, yirj17, and possibly other peripheral members, you guys are #rare and #based forum people.

I hope the BasedGod shows you some love.

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« Reply #4077 on: September 22, 2017, 09:06:50 AM »
I had a student that was incapable of telling me what the capital of Korea was. And not because she didn't know what the word capital was, she knew that the USA's capital was DC. She didn't know. She actually said Delaware and New Jersey when I asked her. Then when I asked her if she knew what Korea was, she said no...

I truly hope she was pulling my leg.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4078 on: September 22, 2017, 09:23:32 AM »
I have one of these in my 7-11. I have lived in my apartment for 4 years now and it's been the same girl from when I first moved in. What I love (in addition to her constant bed head and pajama bottom fashion  :laugh:) is that her friends come to hang out ALL NIGHT lol. Sometimes her friends ring me up...but they definitely don't work there lol.

   
The 7-11 near my old apart had a uni student working night shift. She was one of the most sullen people I've ever interacted with but she managed to outlast all the other part-timers. I wonder if it was because the owners were just as entertained by her bizarre make-up jobs and coiffure as I was? Also, in all those years I never saw her in anything except for fuzzy pajamas, even when running into her during the day-time.

The pajama clad girl at the cu near my apartment took it a bit further. She had a poorly done diy tattoo across the knuckles of her left hand that I thought said "yolo". Then one day I got a look at her other hand. Turns out the tattoo read "f@ck you!"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4079 on: September 22, 2017, 09:27:08 AM »
Ahahahahaha
:laugh: :P :laugh: :P
I have one of these in my 7-11. I have lived in my apartment for 4 years now and it's been the same girl from when I first moved in. What I love (in addition to her constant bed head and pajama bottom fashion  :laugh:) is that her friends come to hang out ALL NIGHT lol. Sometimes her friends ring me up...but they definitely don't work there lol.

   
The 7-11 near my old apart had a uni student working night shift. She was one of the most sullen people I've ever interacted with but she managed to outlast all the other part-timers. I wonder if it was because the owners were just as entertained by her bizarre make-up jobs and coiffure as I was? Also, in all those years I never saw her in anything except for fuzzy pajamas, even when running into her during the day-time.

The pajama clad girl at the cu near my apartment took it a bit further. She had a poorly done diy tattoo across the knuckles of her left hand that I thought said "yolo". Then one day I got a look at her other hand. Turns out the tattoo read "f@ck you!"
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