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Offline Bored chemist

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« Reply #25 on: 10/03/2008 21:38:00 »
I have lived in the South and the North and I have never heard anyone talking about a donkey type animal pronounce the word as "arse". An Easter play where Christ was said to have arrived in Jerusalem on his arse would have got a laugh wherever it was played out. On the other hand some of the people I know would have had different viewpoints on the pronunciation of the grass that the donkey stopped to eat.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 10/03/2008 22:51:39 »
I have members of my family from the North and from the South of the UK,
but I only hear the different accents in their kids not the parents,
as long as we can understand the people who are talking to us then that's
what matters as far as I see it.
 

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« Reply #27 on: 11/03/2008 02:58:44 »
The mysterious extra "r" at the end of words is not uncommon in the New England states. I don't have an accent because I grew up in near Washington, DC, but my grandmother hails from the Boston area and while speaking refers to her daughter (my aunt) as Leeser, yet spells it Lisa. JFK also used to talk about those missiles in Cuber. So it's not just an English thing... a New English thing too.

We are, as they say, two people divided by a common language.
 

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