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Postby Silenus » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:45 am

Filitsa wrote:
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Gasman wrote:I was speaking American, my second language.

I believe Gregory was speaking Bostonian...


Kwafee is Long Islandese, definitely not Bostonian.

I was once asked if I would like a cup of "kauwfi" in Massachusetts somewhere. Never been to Long Island.

They've got a great accent in and around Boston though, I can't get enough of those movies in which it is depicted...'Mystic River', 'The Departed', 'Thirteen Days' (badly in the Kennedy brothers).


Perhaps the person who asked was a Long Islander living in Massachusetts. Bostonians would pronounce it "cahfee. We're lazy elocutionsists: "chowdah" instead of "chowder," "theya" instead of "there;" "foah" instead of "four." If you like the accent be sure to see The Fighter starring Micky Rourke, the actual fighter from Lowell, Massachusetts.

Thanks for the movie recommendation!

The pronunciation I heard wasn't like 'cahfee'; as you say the offerer might not have been from there. Perhaps it doesn't matter that much, but it wasn't in Boston, rather several hours away in the MA countryside. I was stopped on a back road by a state trooper and was even more impressed by his uniform and intimidating demeanor than I was by his accent.
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Postby Silenus » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:51 am

"Showdair" :-D

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Postby Oracle » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:29 pm

Oh yeah, the sexification of English ... who better than Bostonian brainiac Loyd Grossman :D





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Postby Filitsa » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:52 am

He "came to Britain in 1974"? His British accent betrays his Bostonianism. There's nothing Bostonian about him. And neither does he sexify the English language.
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Postby Gasman » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:32 am

Ballantynes.
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Postby denizaksulu » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:47 am

Merlot. Finishing of my birthday celebrations and my official retirement.

I aint looking forward to a hangover tomorrow. Hic!!
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Postby apc2010 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:21 am

denizaksulu wrote:Merlot. Finishing of my birthday celebrations and my official retirement.

I aint looking forward to a hangover tomorrow. Hic!!



happy retirement ......................and enjoy the hangover ...no work now ..
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Postby yialousa1971 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:02 am

Now on my eighth bottle of Keo. :D
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Postby Cap » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:29 am

tea :oops:
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Postby Daniella » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:15 pm

caffè

(i see italian's wine are appreciate all around :D )
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