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    Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
    Interesting. The Colorado Avalanche captain, Gabe Landeskog must have have gone to a school that taught Canadian.

    As a native speaker of one of da Nordern Minnasoatah dialex, I like to inform anybody who talks about the movie "Fargo" just how fake the accents were.
    Ooh ya, shoor you betcha. I have a sneaking suspicion Joel and Ethan Coen were a bit provocative as always. 'Fargo' is such a funny film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenS View Post
    "Gie it laldy son.... gie it some welly"
    And what does that mean to the rest of us?

    'Gie it some welly' I think means to 'strike it hard' or something like that, but the first part I am having trouble with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Ooh ya, shoor you betcha. I have a sneaking suspicion Joel and Ethan Coen were a bit provocative as always. 'Fargo' is such a funny film.
    Ohh, ya. When dey played it up nort, nobody laughed. Dey coodn figgur aut what was so dam funny. I seen lotsa guyss sweepn-air driveway widda broom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
    Ohh, ya. When dey played it up nort, nobody laughed. Dey coodn figgur aut what was so dam funny. I seen lotsa guyss sweepn-air driveway widda broom.
    Dats sooper funny, hey. Been up to de iren range a feow times, and de folks liven dere arr too smart ta pick on. That's why dey put de guy throo de meat grinder.
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    Yup, you got it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    And what does that mean to the rest of us?

    'Gie it some welly' I think means to 'strike it hard' or something like that, but the first part I am having trouble with...
    Gie it some laldy- to really go for it
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Actually, I think there might me more variance amongst British accents than there are with American accents.



    Hope this works. I searched for it at work where I don't have the sound connected!


    Steve.
    It works, and it's funny.

    I know there's variation, I just mean that it seems to me the "farther" (phonetically) from a given accent the person hearing it is themselves, the less they tend to notice relatively small differences. I can certainly hear the difference between many British accents if they're put side by side like that. But if I just hear one in isolation I just think "British" and don't identify it further. It takes a minute of listening to distinguish an Australian from a Brit for example - it's clear enough, but I have to listen for just a bit. It probably takes you about half a word.

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    Jerzee accent over here.
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    All this talk of accents reminds me of The Dialectizer.
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