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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:55 am 
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Things people from california don't say: cali

Truth. This bothers me more than I'd like to admit. It just sounds so much like something some bro would say.

Sort of related: I hate The Californians SNL skit, mostly because I'm tired of people quoting mush mouth lines to me. The only truth to that skit is that we do put articles before the names of highways and interstates.


I wish it didn't bother me, but apparently it bothered me so much when one of my friends said it on facebook that I had to vent about it here!


I haven't lived there in over 6 months, and people saying "Frisco" or "San Fran Frisco" still makes me massively cringe.

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 Post subject: Re: Space to post things that do not go with any other topic
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:12 am 
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The one that drives me batty is people saying "Nevada" like "Nev-ah-da." I was highly amused when the Nevada tourism board did a whole ad campaign with the pronunciation marks.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:21 am 
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The one that drives me batty is people saying "Nevada" like "Nev-ah-da." I was highly amused when the Nevada tourism board did a whole ad campaign with the pronunciation marks.


I only found out in the past few years that it's not pronounced that way. On the rare occasion that I actually say it, I've pretty much trained myself to pronounce it the right away, but everyone around here says "ah."

I mean, it's on the other side of the country, so it's not exactly a word that Southeasterners hear that often.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:23 am 
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I lived there though, so it's on my radar. Also: people always correct you when you say it the official Nevada state way. That's the annoying part.

I'm deathly afraid to say "Oregon" because I never remember which way it is supposed to sound.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:28 am 
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Wait, how is Nevada supposed to be pronounced? (It's taken me years to master Maryland and Newfoundland - don't tell me there's another one I'm getting wrong!).

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:30 am 
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Wait, how is Nevada supposed to be pronounced? (It's taken me years to master Maryland and Newfoundland - don't tell me there's another one I'm getting wrong!).


second syllable should be the a sound in apple. I don't even know how to write that out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:31 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:38 am 
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Oh well, with my English accent that just sounds like I'm taking the peas out of an American accent!

It's a subtle difference, but the name of my city, Salisbury, is properly pronounced "souls-bree", and it's really noticeable when outsiders call it "sauls-berry". Its traditional name is Sarum, but no-one local really uses that.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:52 am 
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I'm not sure this is adorable, but I hear people here referring to West Virginia as 'the Dub V' and also a lot of 'West by God'. Very specific to my area, but Wayne County (bordering the one I live in) is a huge county that is pretty...country...and everyone calls the super country bits 'Out Wayne'. We even have those stickers, like you see for Hilton Head (HH) or the Outer Banks (OB), but ours are 'OW'. Or, if you go deep into Wayne, it's called Way Out Wayne, and the sticker is 'WOW'.

Oh, West Virginia.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 am 
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I do not understand why a large school system that has a massive IT budget has a crepe employee system that works ONLY on IE 8 or IE 9. IE 10, 11, etc, Firefox, Safari, Opera, do not work. Also, switching the browser reporting name doesn't work either.

My parents do not want me to install IE 9 on their new computer (that has IE 11) because they feel it will screw things up. I have to sign my work contract through this portal.

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 Post subject: Re: Space to post things that do not go with any other topic
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:08 am 
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Wait, how is Nevada supposed to be pronounced? (It's taken me years to master Maryland and Newfoundland - don't tell me there's another one I'm getting wrong!).




You could work on "Missouri" next... ;)

Anyway these things are very regional. Language maps will put me in northeastern Wisconsin, even though I'm not from there, and Nuh-VAH-duh is fine there.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:15 am 
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In California, you get both pronunciations and that is a neighboring state.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:43 am 
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allularpunk wrote:
I'm not sure this is adorable, but I hear people here referring to West Virginia as 'the Dub V' and also a lot of 'West by God'. Very specific to my area, but Wayne County (bordering the one I live in) is a huge county that is pretty...country...and everyone calls the super country bits 'Out Wayne'. We even have those stickers, like you see for Hilton Head (HH) or the Outer Banks (OB), but ours are 'OW'. Or, if you go deep into Wayne, it's called Way Out Wayne, and the sticker is 'WOW'.

Oh, West Virginia.


All hail the 304! Dub-vee, dub-vee, dub-vee!

Um, (coughs), excuse me. I seem to have forgotten myself.


Haha! And oh, yes, how could I forget the 304 thing?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:48 am 
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Oh and there are some interesting things I've heard for my region, DMV for DC, Maryland, (Northern) Virginia and also WMA (Washington Metropolitan area). Oh and then Mid-Atlantic, which was never a term I heard until I moved here which I guess gives a separation from the south and the northeast.

If I say I live in Maryland, people seem to think that Baltimore is my major city but I'm much closer to DC than Baltimore and all the public transit near me goes to DC and it is actually not that easy to get to Baltimore via public transit.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:03 am 
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That was way too much trouble. I got my contract signed. Tried and failed to use IE with Winebottler, tried and failed with a Firefox extension and a Chrome extension, then found another Chrome extension that worked well enough.

The first extension didn't work for mac, but I found it through a cnet article on using IE on mac. Nice editing job there!

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You know, I was watching an early scene from The Talented Mr. Ripley the other night and it has Matt Damon alone in a room with a turntable, a blindfold on and guessing which records he's spinning--BUT HE PUT THE RECORD ON THE TURNTABLE HISSELF--HE HAD TO, HE'S ALONE IN THE SCENE AND THERE'S NO ONE ELSE TO DO IT. And I think I spotted some sort of movie flub there.

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Wait, how is Nevada supposed to be pronounced? (It's taken me years to master Maryland and Newfoundland - don't tell me there's another one I'm getting wrong!).




You could work on "Missouri" next... ;)

Anyway these things are very regional. Language maps will put me in northeastern Wisconsin, even though I'm not from there, and Nuh-VAH-duh is fine there.


This whole conversation reminds me of the Simpsons with Freddie Quimby - "It's chowdah! I'll kill all of you!!"

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My mom is having a hip replacement surgery tomorrow. (Left one now, right one will be done 6 months later. The doctor said he's never seen hips so bad in someone so young, so it's probably genetic. Great.) So of course I am worrying! Can anyone tell me a story about someone who had a hip replacement and they turned out totally fine and I shouldn't worry so much?


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This whole conversation reminds me of the Simpsons with Freddie Quimby - "It's chowdah! I'll kill all of you!!"


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My mom is having a hip replacement surgery tomorrow. (Left one now, right one will be done 6 months later. The doctor said he's never seen hips so bad in someone so young, so it's probably genetic. Great.) So of course I am worrying! Can anyone tell me a story about someone who had a hip replacement and they turned out totally fine and I shouldn't worry so much?


I can! People keep telling me about their hip replacements, or their friends/relatives/neighbours and how their ops went totally fine, because I need one myself (will probably eventually need both doing). My hip problems are caused by congenital defects and I was originally due for surgery I chickened out of last year when I was 36, but nobody else in my family has needed a hip replacement, I've never heard of the problem being hereditary before (maybe I've just never looked?). Anyway, hope your mom's surgery goes really well, let us know how she is when it's done!

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My boyfriend found out that I hate the word "kiddo" at the same time that I found out that he hates how I pronounce "Inniswold" (eye-ness-wold). We've been torturing each other for like 24 hours now.

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My mom is having a hip replacement surgery tomorrow. (Left one now, right one will be done 6 months later. The doctor said he's never seen hips so bad in someone so young, so it's probably genetic. Great.) So of course I am worrying! Can anyone tell me a story about someone who had a hip replacement and they turned out totally fine and I shouldn't worry so much?


I can! People keep telling me about their hip replacements, or their friends/relatives/neighbours and how their ops went totally fine, because I need one myself (will probably eventually need both doing). My hip problems are caused by congenital defects and I was originally due for surgery I chickened out of last year when I was 36, but nobody else in my family has needed a hip replacement, I've never heard of the problem being hereditary before (maybe I've just never looked?). Anyway, hope your mom's surgery goes really well, let us know how she is when it's done!

Thank you! Yeah, the specialist seemed puzzled by how her hips had gotten to this point (there is literally no cartilage left in her joints at all, and it is just bone grinding against bone), so he said maybe it ran in her family. But none of her family members have needed joint replacements as far as we know (my mom's parents both passed away from cancer, so I guess it's possible if they had lived longer that one of them might have developed problems). I'll let you know how my mom does, and I hope when you have yours done, it goes well! My mom didn't want to have the surgery when she was first told she needed it either, but now it's at the point where she is in so much pain that she can't wait for it to be done, and has been counting down the days!


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