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Prompted by a Boing Boing post, I spent a few minutes (okay, nearly 20 minutes) reading a thread on Reddit of "culturally untranslateable phrases". My favourite so far: "Jou mammie naai vir bakstene om jou sissie se hoerhuis te bou," translated beautifully as "your mother engages in prostitution in order to raise funds for the building materials necessary to construct a brothel from which your sister will operate."
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 07:07am on 03/07/2008 under , , ,
Oscar has decided his first word is atishoo. Odd boy.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 09:09am on 02/11/2006 under , ,
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Northeast
Philadelphia
The South
The Midland
North Central
Boston
The West
What American accent do you have?
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Some of you may know that I did grow up (a bit) in the US, half San Francisco, half Chicago, so there may be some merit to this result. On the other hand I bet my accent is a lot more "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" than most Great Lakes folk, and I never call carbonated beverages "pop". They're minerals, silly. Or possibily "fizzy drinks" when I wish to communicate with my wife.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 09:04am on 03/09/2006 under , , ,
I'm no [livejournal.com profile] nhw but ... )

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