What has happened to proper nomenclature

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hoodeng
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Re: What has happened to proper nomenclature

Post by hoodeng » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:50 am

I have been lucky enough to have traveled various parts of the world, and have found myself in some English speaking country's to be hard to understand ,i have no doubt my accent is not helping me ,but i try to speak clearly, concisely and avoid using slang or abbreviations ,but to no avail .Conversely, to me ,some local dialects/accents are almost Swahili and leave me wondering if we studied the same language at school.
But one thing i have noticed no matter what country/county/state i am in is that local news readers are always easily understood! ,the only place this did not apply was north Scotland , i was convinced i must have been talking through a scrambler and they were replying in enigma using a yet to be discovered encryption, but they all seemed to understand each other perfectly well!
It's a bit like the observation that if one in five people is mentally unstable ,so if four of your friends seem sane the one with the issues is yourself.
Its a good thing we write everything we post on here , even if the semantics are called into question.
Its a propeller not a prupella!

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Re: What has happened to proper nomenclature

Post by Kenova » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:33 pm

hoodeng wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:50 am
.......the only place this did not apply was north Scotland , i was convinced i must have been talking through a scrambler and they were replying in enigma using a yet to be discovered encryption, but they all seemed to understand each other perfectly well!
Cheers.
:lol:
I have an affinity (did I use that word correctly) for the Scottish accent probably because my Grandfather was Scottish, but gawd can they be hard to understand.
I also appreciate the Australian accent and get a kick out of deciphering some of the slang.
Maybe I'm fascinated with accents because I have none of my own. :mrgreen:

Ken
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Retaining it is the hard part.

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Re: What has happened to proper nomenclature

Post by Monza Harry » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:40 pm

Ken we have an accent "Canuk"! I am surrounded by Americans on three sides here [about 75% American TV and Radio] and if I travel only 100 miles or so into the US I am identified as what I am, Canadian. Funny thing even if I travel 300 miles from home into Canada I am looked at quizzically for I am both Canadian and American sounding. Even when I go up to the "MonzaQue" [that is a party for us H-Body aficionados annually up north of Toronto and Ken and I meet there nearly every year] I can really hear the Canadian on the radio DJ's and they are speaking my language sort of :? Harry :lol:

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