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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby dimber » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:54 pm

addictedbooklover wrote:The only famous person you'd see wandering round my city is Peter Jackson, when he's not somewhere else filming.
Though David Beckham came here last year!


I'd definitely prefer to meet Peter Jackson than David Beckam (who's in Italy at the moment... :mrgreen: ).

Talking about accents, I don't think there is anyone without an accent...I mean, there is a standard pronunciation for any language/country, the one you used to hear on tv until some years ago, but people have to study to reach it. Everybody has his own accent and I don't think that's a bad thing...I mean, it's part of who you are.
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby sarah! » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:47 am

dimber wrote:
addictedbooklover wrote:The only famous person you'd see wandering round my city is Peter Jackson, when he's not somewhere else filming.
Though David Beckham came here last year!


I'd definitely prefer to meet Peter Jackson than David Beckam (who's in Italy at the moment... :mrgreen: ).

Talking about accents, I don't think there is anyone without an accent...I mean, there is a standard pronunciation for any language/country, the one you used to hear on tv until some years ago, but people have to study to reach it. Everybody has his own accent and I don't think that's a bad thing...I mean, it's part of who you are.


I agree about the accents. Everyone has their own!
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby debussygirl » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:42 pm

My english teacher in 8th grade would always stress that it was an accent if their first language wasn't English and that it was a dialect if their first language was English.
I say he was crazy. :roll:
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Black » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:19 am

debussygirl wrote:My english teacher in 8th grade would always stress that it was an accent if their first language wasn't English and that it was a dialect if their first language was English.
I say he was crazy. :roll:

Crazy. Ignorant. Not someone I want teaching the youth of America.
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby debussygirl » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:02 pm

Oh, I think he actually got fired after my year because everyone scored so bad on the state testing. So, no worries there. He's probably working at McDonald's now.
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Re: Countries ARE really different

Postby Cullen_Lover » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:19 pm

what's chicken salt????
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Re: Countries ARE really different

Postby blasphemous_contessa » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:46 pm

Chicken salt is something ignorant people call the season salt you put on stuff liek fried chicken, mashed potatoes and such and such and so on.

Those of us in the know call it Serendipity
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Re: Countries ARE really different

Postby marielle » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:04 am

HIhi talk about difference in country

I'm from Holland... the land of wooden shoes, windmills, legal drug and the Red light distric...
*shakes head*....
My country is very free, we have a national allergy agaist meddling....

I haven't been in to many other countries but the difference is very clear...
also here...posting... I have to be carefull not to let my free dutch mind get the better of me and post things that might offend other people...
Even Belgium which is so close to us, same language, etc. is different, more reserved...they think of us dutchies as crazy...

No I like the free spirit of this country, but sometimes I do long for a bit more manners. I always imagined the UK to be a country of civilized people, wel mannered and friendly, where the old values still rules. but maybe that's just a fantasy
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Re: Countries ARE really different

Postby animegaijingirl » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:54 pm

marielle wrote:No I like the free spirit of this country, but sometimes I do long for a bit more manners. I always imagined the UK to be a country of civilized people, wel mannered and friendly, where the old values still rules. but maybe that's just a fantasy


Hahaha *wipes tears of laughter from her eyes* sorry, but it really is a fantasy, especially the old values part!
I'm not saying all Brits are uneducated rude hooligans, but there is a large part of the culture that is. Just as every country has good and bad parts.
Not to undersell the UK as I love it here, but it's not at all like the Working Title/Hollywood version of things, there's very little reality in those versions :)

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Re: Countries ARE really different

Postby marielle » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:57 am

animegaijingirl wrote:Hahaha *wipes tears of laughter from her eyes* sorry, but it really is a fantasy, especially the old values part!
I'm not saying all Brits are uneducated rude hooligans, but there is a large part of the culture that is. Just as every country has good and bad parts.
Not to undersell the UK as I love it here, but it's not at all like the Working Title/Hollywood version of things, there's very little reality in those versions


Ah wel....I'm trying to convince my BF to move to the UK one day... I love the country side, it's so unbelievable pretty...
he is giving in a bit....it used to be NO, now it's not now....
I might get the chance when my company is to open a office in the UK, there are plans for that but not for an other two years...
and I know my vision is a bit hollywood based, but I am watching the BBC a lot (it's the only UK channel we get here) so I know it's not all the fantasy I have in my head.... :lol:
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