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Hi :)
I still hear a lot of differences in even very common phrases used in different areas of the US.  I 
think it's inevitable whenever people group together in any way.  The media seems to average things 
out a bit but it's more like a trading language that doesn't really belong to anywhere and isn't 
really anyone's "native" language but is added to be all sorts and then made instantly bland.   
Baltimore sounds different from other places, even phrases are different.  
Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Doug <>
Sent: Thursday, 1 August 2013, 1:16
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] How to define a dictionary for new language?

On 07/31/2013 03:50 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)


In England we have a lot of different types of 'English' some of which are completely 
incomprehensible to an outsider living as far as 30miles away.  None of my family ever 
understood my Gran for example, but she was always there offering cups of tea with a rock-hard 
scone or porridge only slightly less runny than cement (actually it was all good stuff really 
but don't tell her that).  In the case of cockney that was a deliberate attempt to avoid passing 
anything onto "the old bill" by accident.  Liverpudlian and Geordie are perhaps due to different 
peoples having invaded us at different times and different kingdoms all over the place or 
different tribes claiming different parts.  I'm sure it's much the same in any other country.

Regards from 
Is this still true? I am aware that it was true in the past, but I would
have thought that with radio, TV and movies, that the local
dialects would have mostly disappeared.  But what do I know. sitting
here on the other side of the pond, where dialects really have pretty
much disappeared.

(55 years ago, when I was in the Air Force here, I ran into some boys
from the backwoods of Kentucky, and they spoke a dialect that was
reminiscent of what you read in Shakespeare. I'm pretty sure that's
all gone, now. We get news reports with interviews of the locals from
all over the US, and there's very little "drawl" even. Probably those
of us in New York or Boston have more of a unique accent today. Altho
there is a woman reading commercials on KSEY-FM, in Seymore, TX, who
really sounds hillbilly! [KSEY is accessible by the Net, and plays
classic country music.])

I ask this OT question because I have been interested in language
all my life, and I notice accents. And of course, if _you_ can't
understand some folks in Merry Olde, surely I couldn't!


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