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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:It's awesome that twirlers from all 3.14 corners of the World make their high-pitched/baritone voices heard on this sweet forum. Mindful of this, It'll be interesting to know if participants/lurkers of HoP read out posts in the right accent: say irish posts with irish accents?When I read those posts from the UK all I hear is This. I read out the Canadian posts in a Terrence and Phillip accent. Ahh the mystery of the internet.P.S. I've never heard soo many 'off-key' scottish accents as I had during the last Melbourne St Pat's! to be sure.
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Cantus
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Location: Down the road
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Posted:I tend to try and picture the person who wrote it. Most of the people on here haven't bothered to put their pictures in Mug Shots so I have to guess what they look like.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
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Posted:How do you read my stuff? Can I suggest a well-bred pommy accent (note: this is not a class thing, rather it is from parents who spent a hell of a lot of time correcting the way I pronounce words) crossed with a mild Aussie accent (ie. not a Queensland drawl). I must sound like I am from Adelaide or something!!! (in joke for Aussies)R.

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Cantus
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Location: Down the road
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Posted:I have a strange accent that jumps round quite a bit depending on who I'm talking to. I generally pick up someones accent after about 30 minutes.These days I have a bit of a Sheffield accent though. Which is odd really because I'm only there about 8 days each month.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Heh heh pictures hey? like nosepicking, it is an easily abused art form. I wonder if I should put a piccy of Yanni as my mugshot.../searches for a stick-on porno moustache..

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Cantus
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Location: Down the road
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Posted:Sorry to be all antipodean with this but...Yanni?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Bendy
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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Posted:Yanni is a big pianist (say it quick and it might almost be funny
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Cantus
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Location: Down the road
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Posted:Ah, like Dudley Moore being a little pianist....Quite aside from him being an irritating little sh.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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SickpuPpy
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Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
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Posted:I tend to pick up accents rather quicly as well. It can be quite handy at times. Girls out here totally wet themselves over a British accent. Being able to pull off a convincing one has come in quite handy
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maeon
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Posted:I too am one of those who absorbs accents. When people first meet me they ask me where I'm from ....it took me a while to understand what they meant - but now I know to answer with 'Australia.' Most commonly I get cited as having American, Canadian or New Zealander accents - but those who've known me for a while can't hear it anymore. I've also gotten in trouble after talking to those with strong accents (usually NZ) by friends who thought I was 'taking the piss' of them by mocking them.I may be from Aus, but whats this Adelaide injoke? And a QLD drawl? I guess I just never heard of it because I'm in QLD. But anyway, back to the reading of HOP, I read in my head, so I always read in my own voice. I do tend to read the emotions though, picking up sarcastic tones, CAPS yelling, droning long posts, snappy happy short info bits and narky whinging and I make them sound like that in my head. Its also dependant on the content of the post, like off topic posts sound like someone pushing in half way through a sentence, or riding by on a bike and yelling stuff out. Posts without anything add to the discussion technically or socially (posts for the sake of posting) sound like one of those people who swears they know everything even though they don't, but actually put all those around them to sleep.Thats how I read HOP.maeon

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Posted:I read in my head in my own voice too. I don't add the accents of the locations of whoever's posted because I'm a really bad mimic, though when I've spoken to the people who's posts I'm reading their voices are often the ones I hear. (only if they're quite familiar though.) (Sometimes I get a tad confused as to the intended 'tone of voice' as people can come off badly or be misunderstood when emotions are lost in typing. But usually it's pretty clear...)

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shizN0T
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Location: Stroudsburg, PA, USA
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Posted:I dont read the posts.

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Posted:You guys have accents? That's funny, I don't.
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It's an interesting concept though. I'd never even THOUGHT of reading something "to yourself" in a particular accent/voice. I'm not sure that I translate written words into phonetics when I read. I don't recall reading road signs and having a voice in my head say "Next exit: New York City"... I think it just goes directly into my consious mind.


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glowshow
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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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Posted:I'm with you, NYC. I don't have an accent. I was raised in the South, which is notorious for inflicting upon it's constituents a horrible drawl. Sometimes it can sound sweet on the voice of a well spoken girl, but everywhere else, it is irritating as hell!I often wake up and thank the powers that be that the sun has risen on another day that I don't talk like a hick.Here's a question for those not in the US. Is there such a thing as "Ebonics" over there? For those who don't know, it is the unofficial dialect of those determined to be "Gangsta Thugs." (Not necessarily race related.)"Yo, I be like standin' in duh skreet, an dis mofuckah comes up so you know dat I's gotsta buss a cap in his ass." Like that...------------------I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.~~~Dance as if noone is watching!~~~PLUR(RE) ---J---

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ellie
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Location: England
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Posted:Okay, so those of you who know the Essex girl reputation - please don't picture me with an Essex girl accent - I've only lived her 18months and I'm still trying real hard noy to pick up the accent, or the reputation...I'M NOT AN ESSEX GIRL!!LOL at'yae*

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
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Location: San Diego, California, USA
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Posted:Do californian's have accents?

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Whiffle Squeek
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Posted:Do Connecticuters?eh, probably not, cept maybe for a touch of a new englander drawl in some cases...and yeah ill back up SP on this one, girls swoon at the sound of a brit accent...:wishes he had one:

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
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Posted:I read HoP and imagine the person who wrote it - if I've seen a pic. Where I haven't I just make up my own image (you should see what some of you look like
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)Some people can pick I'm a coastal girl from my accent. Maeon - there's definately a distinctive queensland drawl, have a listen to Joh or any of the cockies up that way, it's very special
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maeon
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Posted:Ahhh....QLD cockies. So you mean more the Australian country folk drawl rather than a QLD drawl. Do you mean Joh Bjelke?? Is he the only QLDer anyone remembers?All QLDers are very special ...heheh.maeon.

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Kyrian
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Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
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Posted:conneticuters? what kind of a word is that? no offense whiffle i've just never heard taht and i've talked w/my friends quite a bit about what to call people from this state... i don't think CT has an accent cause the news people all sound like here, just a slight bostonian influence of leaving r's out more than they should....as to my own accent most of the people from the state i grew up in thought that i had a british accent but then they thought yvette had a british accent too and she was from australia so we won't go there. Since moving out to CT less than half of the people think i haev any accent so i guess go for teh american newscaster thing- with no r's whatsoever!
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Posted:Kyrian, I say that about the news people too...they all sound like they are from here!Funny!
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I pick up accents and dialects (yup, there is a *big* difference) very easily, and like Maeon, have run into people who think I am mocking them. My own dialect is quite the mish-mosh and so is not defined.(Oh.... Dialect is a form of our personal native language. For example...those of us who grew up speaking "English" do so with American, Australian and British dialects. An accent is what you have when you learn a language. For example, I speak Spanish with and American accent. Nomad and Cassandra speak wonderful English with beautiful French accents.)And as for how I read HoP...easy.... with a smile!
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Ade
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Posted:Yep Maeon, remember the Joh for PM campaign? And it was his wife who made pumpkin scones famous the word over.

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Posted:Well, I'm told (Though I can't hear it myself...) I have a throughly "posh" accent, or am I just well spoken
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probably from living in Surrey for a while. I don't mind it really, can't wait to go to the US / Australia if the girls like it so much
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As for reading these posts - I just do it in my "inner voice" thing which I guess is how I think I sound
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Posted:I read things in my own voice. However how you hear yourself is completely different to how you actually sound to other people. I really can't stand to hear my own voice! Mimicing other people's accents and mannerisms is a very common thing and is a natural social tool. It's a subconcious way to connect with the person you're talking to. Whenever I'm in Malta for sometime I pick up the Maltese accent and dialect from my family and then have to spend a couple of weeks in the UK readjusting.The Bill Hicks accent works for me! After growing up around the work I finally developed a Surrey accent, which is pretty easily exagerated into a generic Hollywood style British accent.Excuse me, post too long, I've got to go catch a flight to Denver....

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Posted:I pretend that each post is being read by a huge choir of tiny tiny midgets who have all been inhailing helium
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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
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Posted:For the HoP'iers who say that they don't mentally speak what they are reading, perhaps it's a case of not recognising what they've been doing all their lives. Like breathing or mocking David Hasselhoff, some actions are done so much they occur subconsciously.It's harder when the voices in your head are arguing tho./puts down icepick."He will come...the voice from the outer world, bringing the holy war, the Jihad, which will cleanse the Universe and bring us out of darkness."- Missiona Protectiva

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Pele
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Posted:How about this then Berzerker... I try to keep smiling while reading?
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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
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Posted:Nah mate, Midget tossing is still illegal in Australia. No wait... actually I don't know about the midget bit..../stares blankly at Cradle of Filth poster

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Posted:They tried to outlaw midget tossing in Germany, but the midgets signed a petition and stopped the bill going through.Half of them relied on midget tossing as a source of income...------------------Charles (AKA INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggle.co.nz/fire/fire.html

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Location: Down the road
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Posted:And what did the other half do?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
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