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2013-11-14 04:29:15 PM
I was really hoping it would turn into something like this.
 
2013-11-14 04:54:22 PM
As informative as most other interviews I've seen.
 
2013-11-14 05:03:32 PM
Holy siht that cat pic made me laugh
 
Bf+
2013-11-14 05:05:10 PM
Still better than CNN.
 
2013-11-14 05:05:59 PM
Still better than Fox News Channel.
 
2013-11-14 05:07:19 PM
And I was wanting it to be this......

http://youtu.be/DhaRkWfaq10
 
2013-11-14 05:08:03 PM
This is the best story I've seen in a while.
 
2013-11-14 05:12:39 PM

Cagey B: I was really hoping it would turn into something like this.


One should not fark with Pinky the Cat.

\Pinky the Cat sounds like a 20's mob nickname.
 
2013-11-14 05:15:18 PM
"Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.
 
Bf+
2013-11-14 05:15:34 PM
images4.static-bluray.com
 
2013-11-14 05:17:07 PM
I'm willing to bet this didn't actually air on real television.. Probably filmed while waiting for a live shot, uploaded to YouTube for lulz.
 
2013-11-14 05:21:20 PM
About what I'd expect from a local reporter who doesn't pronounce the 't' in kittens.

/ Cat should have gone straight for the gonads or throat.
 
2013-11-14 05:22:07 PM
 
2013-11-14 05:23:44 PM

Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.


There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois
 
2013-11-14 05:24:05 PM
Florida tag broken or just sore and needs a well-deserved rest from overuse?
 
2013-11-14 05:27:50 PM

Cagey B: I was really hoping it would turn into something like this.


Bwahahahahahahahah
 
2013-11-14 05:33:56 PM

FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois


There was a L&O:CI where they found the perp because he overpronounced the Ts in pretty.

/ctvb
//waiting to hear what the duck has to say...
 
2013-11-14 05:45:21 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

That's one nice farking kitty...
 
2013-11-14 05:48:46 PM

fugeeface: Florida tag broken or just sore and needs a well-deserved rest from overuse?


Hard to say. Let me go create a town in Florida called Illinois and I'll get right back to you.
 
2013-11-14 05:55:30 PM
Springfield, Springfield, it's a helluva town
 
2013-11-14 06:23:53 PM
I was waiting for this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v07Q9i2UpNk  (wait till at least the 0:20 mark)
 
2013-11-14 06:26:13 PM

Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.


www.screeninsults.com

Milo Perrier: What do you make of all of this, Wang?
Sidney Wang: Is confusing.
Lionel Twain: [from moose head] IT! IT is confusing! Say your goddamn pronouns!
 
2013-11-14 06:47:15 PM
Well, that's just inappropriate.
 
2013-11-14 06:58:14 PM
As a local TV news photog, I see this as the natural progression to drive traffic to the station's website.

Internet = cat videos, so why not interview cats?

/consultant's idea?
//root word is "con"

///it's not mews, it's FARK
 
2013-11-14 07:17:44 PM
Too right, focusthis.  It's not mews or news, it's FARK! Caturday ought be green lit sometime this eve. Saved link to share for those who go straight there, without any more than minimal detour to actual fark.
i.imgur.com
En route to Caturday purrsonally, asap.
 
2013-11-14 07:19:38 PM

Genju: fugeeface: Florida tag broken or just sore and needs a well-deserved rest from overuse?

Hard to say. Let me go create a town in Florida called Illinois and I'll get right back to you.


Ouch.

/I LOL'd
 
2013-11-14 07:19:48 PM
Great - now the fat cats in Washington are going to start rubbing their asses on journalists to get out of interviews.
 
2013-11-14 07:45:02 PM

Cagey B: I was really hoping it would turn into something like this.


Poor Pinky :-D
 
2013-11-14 07:51:17 PM

fugeeface: Flori


Dinobot: I was waiting for this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v07Q9i2UpNk  (wait till at least the 0:20 mark)


PATOOEY!
 
2013-11-14 07:53:04 PM
www.catster.com

elitedaily.com
bios.weddingbee.com
 
2013-11-14 08:10:49 PM

havocmike: I'm willing to bet this didn't actually air on real television.. Probably filmed while waiting for a live shot, uploaded to YouTube for lulz.


Yep, exactly. Reporter/photog crews do the damnedest things in their time between liveshots.
 
2013-11-14 08:17:51 PM
I hope once he was finished, he put down the microphone and gave that cat some petting, because it sure seems like it wanted scritches from its body language.
 
2013-11-14 08:33:01 PM

FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois


I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but to my knowledge that is how I have always pronounced those words.
 
2013-11-14 08:46:17 PM

FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois


They live in places like Markinferk, which the rest of the world pronounces as American Fork.
 
2013-11-14 08:48:20 PM

Enigmamf: FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but to my knowledge that is how I have always pronounced those words.


I pronounce them more like "kitns" or "mitns." I definitely say the T but I just sort of leave out the e syllable after.
 
2013-11-14 09:37:59 PM

Enigmamf: FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but to my knowledge that is how I have always pronounced those words.


Not being sarcastic.  This is a current topic in linguistics, just like vocal fry (creaky voice), the Great Lakes vowel shift, or uptalking.

I want you to say those words and concentrate really hard on whether the front part of your tongue touches the roof of your mouth, or touches your teeth, or doesn't touch anything.

If it touches your teeth, or the roof of your mouth very close to your teeth, you're saying the 't'.
If it touches the roof of your mouth farther back, you're modifying the 't' into a 'd'
If it doesn't touch anything, you're eliding the whole consonant and just making a glottal stop between the 1st and 2nd syllables.
 
2013-11-14 10:04:58 PM
Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts is a program of Springboard for the Arts, providing legal resources, assistance and discounted or pro bono legal aid to artists, as well as workshops and clinics to raise legal literacy for artists. My daughter is a student at William Mitchell Law School, and this is one of her projects.

This short ad features my daughter's black cat "Snowball".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhR1oq-XT2s&list=UU2LMmZhwDD8XbEZ6 fjTkf -A
 
2013-11-14 10:09:35 PM
i500.listal.com
 
2013-11-14 10:11:32 PM

It Smee: This is the best story I've seen in a while.


It certainly beats most of the local reporting where I live.

Also, that's one friendly cat; it reminds me of my best fur-buddy.. Hope it wasn't a stray or got adopted shortly thereafter.
 
2013-11-14 10:13:05 PM
Damn, wrong link. Try this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lczEwrR8vOU
 
2013-11-14 10:42:34 PM

FrancoFile: Enigmamf: FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but to my knowledge that is how I have always pronounced those words.

Not being sarcastic.  This is a current topic in linguistics, just like vocal fry (creaky voice), the Great Lakes vowel shift, or uptalking.

I want you to say those words and concentrate really hard on whether the front part of your tongue touches the roof of your mouth, or touches your teeth, or doesn't touch anything.

If it touches your teeth, or the roof of your mouth very close to your teeth, you're saying the 't'.
If it touches the roof of your mouth farther back, you're modifying the 't' into a 'd'
If it doesn't touch anything, you're eliding the whole consonant and just making a glottal stop between the 1st and 2nd syllables.


Doesn't touch anything until the 'n' in kitten / button / mitten - glottal stop sounds like the correct description based on a quick google, though I'm no linguistic expert. Same with the 't' in Cat. But I'm still making a 'd' in "Kitty", so that it sounds like "Kiddy".

And now I've said those words so many times I'm experiencing semantic satiation.
 
2013-11-14 10:52:22 PM

Enigmamf: FrancoFile: Enigmamf: FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but to my knowledge that is how I have always pronounced those words.

Not being sarcastic.  This is a current topic in linguistics, just like vocal fry (creaky voice), the Great Lakes vowel shift, or uptalking.

I want you to say those words and concentrate really hard on whether the front part of your tongue touches the roof of your mouth, or touches your teeth, or doesn't touch anything.

If it touches your teeth, or the roof of your mouth very close to your teeth, you're saying the 't'.
If it touches the roof of your mouth farther back, you're modifying the 't' into a 'd'
If it doesn't touch anything, you're eliding the whole consonant and just making a glottal stop between the 1st and 2nd syllables.

Doesn't touch anything until the 'n' in kitten / button / mitten - glottal stop sounds like the correct description based on a quick google, though I'm no linguistic expert. Same with the 't' in Cat. But I'm still making a 'd' in "Kitty", so that it sounds like "Kiddy".

And now I've said those words so many times I'm experiencing semantic satiation.


Do you say pudding or puddin?

/if you were a trumpet player, I'd tell you to practice your double tonguing
//giggity
 
2013-11-15 02:01:41 AM

FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois


Do linguists only study whites? Because Southern blacks have been speaking this way for over a century....
 
2013-11-15 04:27:50 AM

FrancoFile: Enigmamf: FrancoFile: Enigmamf: FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but to my knowledge that is how I have always pronounced those words.

Not being sarcastic.  This is a current topic in linguistics, just like vocal fry (creaky voice), the Great Lakes vowel shift, or uptalking.

I want you to say those words and concentrate really hard on whether the front part of your tongue touches the roof of your mouth, or touches your teeth, or doesn't touch anything.

If it touches your teeth, or the roof of your mouth very close to your teeth, you're saying the 't'.
If it touches the roof of your mouth farther back, you're modifying the 't' into a 'd'
If it doesn't touch anything, you're eliding the whole consonant and just making a glottal stop between the 1st and 2nd syllables.

Doesn't touch anything until the 'n' in kitten / button / mitten - glottal stop sounds like the correct description based on a quick google, though I'm no linguistic expert. Same with the 't' in Cat. But I'm still making a 'd' in "Kitty", so that it sounds like "Kiddy".

And now I've said those words so many times I'm experiencing semantic satiation.

Do you say pudding or puddin?

/if you were a trumpet player, I'd tell you to practice your double tonguing
//giggity


Pudding the former.

And I played the Clarinet in high school - double-tonguing is pretty easy, I assume much easier than on a trumpet.
 
2013-11-15 04:41:11 AM

Enigmamf: FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but to my knowledge that is how I have always pronounced those words.


Oh, dear. Best practice a bit before the next big job interview.

/We all do, to some degree....
 
2013-11-15 09:01:49 AM

foxyshadis: FrancoFile: Beeblebrox: "Ki-ens"?  Say the farking "t"s, asshole.

There's a linguistic trend originating in young women in Utah-Colorado that does exactly that.  Soft glottal stop replacing double t in 2-syallble words.

Ki'ens, bu'ons, mi'ens

Apparently it's made its way to Illinois

Do linguists only study whites? Because Southern blacks have been speaking this way for over a century....


IANAL.  And I live in Ohio.  But I think southern blacks just soften the 't' do a 'd'.  Whites in Texas and Oklahoma do the same thing.  The full elision of the consonant and substitution of the glottal stop is something new.
 
2013-11-15 10:37:09 AM
Folks, it's real simple.  Say the farking "t"s.  They aren't silent.

Jesus, this makes me angrier that it should...
 
2013-11-15 02:06:13 PM
"Video has been removed by the user"

Anybody have a link????
 
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