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2021-04-18 11:39:21 PM  
so I'm tutoring some vietnamese kids in English and the girl says to me that her teacher said that its pronounced "Wa-ter", and I'm like, yeah, wooder.  that's what I said, and she goes, no, "Wa-ter".  It only took a few more rounds before I realized what she was trying to point out.
 
2021-04-19 3:26:12 AM  
I overheard a conversation between my 6 year old daughter and one of her cousins on facetime recently. At one point she asks him, " why do you say wooder? It's water."

And with that the Delco is gone from my lineage.
 
2021-04-19 4:01:13 AM  
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2021-04-19 4:34:01 AM  
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2021-04-19 4:43:24 AM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: so I'm tutoring some vietnamese kids in English and the girl says to me that her teacher said that its pronounced "Wa-ter", and I'm like, yeah, wooder.  that's what I said, and she goes, no, "Wa-ter".  It only took a few more rounds before I realized what she was trying to point out.


You want to hear some serious insanity, worked with a guy that was mainland Chinese originally - the dude he learned English from was a Scots rector.  He also learned Spanish from that guy.  He spoke both languages quite well, and the Scots/Chinese accent wasn't toooo weird with English - fair enough.  But listening to him speak Spanish with a Scots/Chinese accent... oh lawd!   It was entirely comprehensible, even the native speakers admitted that one - but DAMN was that a weird accent.

/"Din-de' staar 'il banyi?"
//yeah, you knew it was where was the bathroom but...
///snerk
 
2021-04-19 5:30:05 AM  
Wait till they hear about Yinzers.
 
2021-04-19 6:11:34 AM  
As a Delco native, "wooder" always made me embarrassed of my homeland. Even as a child, I went out of my way to avoid that one.
 
2021-04-19 6:25:16 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: SoundOfOneHandWanking: so I'm tutoring some vietnamese kids in English and the girl says to me that her teacher said that its pronounced "Wa-ter", and I'm like, yeah, wooder.  that's what I said, and she goes, no, "Wa-ter".  It only took a few more rounds before I realized what she was trying to point out.

You want to hear some serious insanity, worked with a guy that was mainland Chinese originally - the dude he learned English from was a Scots rector.  He also learned Spanish from that guy.  He spoke both languages quite well, and the Scots/Chinese accent wasn't toooo weird with English - fair enough.  But listening to him speak Spanish with a Scots/Chinese accent... oh lawd!   It was entirely comprehensible, even the native speakers admitted that one - but DAMN was that a weird accent.

/"Din-de' staar 'il banyi?"
//yeah, you knew it was where was the bathroom but...
///snerk


a co-worker tells me of a slow line waiting to get into Canada, when a small Chinese man was being interviewed. when my bud heard the man speak with a thick Scottish brogue he laughed heartily, not expecting it from the Asian looking fellow. Oy!
 
2021-04-19 6:27:40 AM  

sinko swimo: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: SoundOfOneHandWanking: so I'm tutoring some vietnamese kids in English and the girl says to me that her teacher said that its pronounced "Wa-ter", and I'm like, yeah, wooder.  that's what I said, and she goes, no, "Wa-ter".  It only took a few more rounds before I realized what she was trying to point out.

You want to hear some serious insanity, worked with a guy that was mainland Chinese originally - the dude he learned English from was a Scots rector.  He also learned Spanish from that guy.  He spoke both languages quite well, and the Scots/Chinese accent wasn't toooo weird with English - fair enough.  But listening to him speak Spanish with a Scots/Chinese accent... oh lawd!   It was entirely comprehensible, even the native speakers admitted that one - but DAMN was that a weird accent.

/"Din-de' staar 'il banyi?"
//yeah, you knew it was where was the bathroom but...
///snerk

a co-worker tells me of a slow line waiting to get into Canada, when a small Chinese man was being interviewed. when my bud heard the man speak with a thick Scottish brogue he laughed heartily, not expecting it from the Asian looking fellow. Oy!


That might be more jarring than my personal favorite - a deep southern accent coming from someone of Asian descent.
 
2021-04-19 6:35:21 AM  
If it was set in Dundalk, they'd be warshing dem maters n taters in the zinc hon
 
2021-04-19 6:37:50 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: SoundOfOneHandWanking: so I'm tutoring some vietnamese kids in English and the girl says to me that her teacher said that its pronounced "Wa-ter", and I'm like, yeah, wooder.  that's what I said, and she goes, no, "Wa-ter".  It only took a few more rounds before I realized what she was trying to point out.

You want to hear some serious insanity, worked with a guy that was mainland Chinese originally - the dude he learned English from was a Scots rector.  He also learned Spanish from that guy.  He spoke both languages quite well, and the Scots/Chinese accent wasn't toooo weird with English - fair enough.  But listening to him speak Spanish with a Scots/Chinese accent... oh lawd!   It was entirely comprehensible, even the native speakers admitted that one - but DAMN was that a weird accent.

/"Din-de' staar 'il banyi?"
//yeah, you knew it was where was the bathroom but...
///snerk


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2021-04-19 6:38:05 AM  
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2021-04-19 6:50:02 AM  

havocmike: sinko swimo: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: SoundOfOneHandWanking: so I'm tutoring some vietnamese kids in English and the girl says to me that her teacher said that its pronounced "Wa-ter", and I'm like, yeah, wooder.  that's what I said, and she goes, no, "Wa-ter".  It only took a few more rounds before I realized what she was trying to point out.

You want to hear some serious insanity, worked with a guy that was mainland Chinese originally - the dude he learned English from was a Scots rector.  He also learned Spanish from that guy.  He spoke both languages quite well, and the Scots/Chinese accent wasn't toooo weird with English - fair enough.  But listening to him speak Spanish with a Scots/Chinese accent... oh lawd!   It was entirely comprehensible, even the native speakers admitted that one - but DAMN was that a weird accent.

/"Din-de' staar 'il banyi?"
//yeah, you knew it was where was the bathroom but...
///snerk

a co-worker tells me of a slow line waiting to get into Canada, when a small Chinese man was being interviewed. when my bud heard the man speak with a thick Scottish brogue he laughed heartily, not expecting it from the Asian looking fellow. Oy!

That might be more jarring than my personal favorite - a deep southern accent coming from someone of Asian descent.


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2021-04-19 7:24:04 AM  
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2021-04-19 7:42:13 AM  

markie_farkie: Wait till they hear about Yinzers.


Wooder in da shaer is running.
And that car on your lawn needs gone.
 
2021-04-19 8:24:51 AM  
I love Kate Winslet, but this looks like another downbeat HBO series with a strong but troubled female lead (I think The Undoing was my undoing as well).
 
2021-04-19 8:38:44 AM  
Csb time, I was on a family vacation in Ireland and visiting the Waterford crystal factory. My Mom and I were outside waiting for the group when I asked for some "wooder" since my bottle was out. The woman smoking next to us turned and asked, "What part of Philly are you from?" I asked how she could know that, and she pointed out my pronunciation of water. I've since changed the way I say it.

/crick
//Cholie
///Ac-a-me
 
2021-04-19 9:21:28 AM  

CarnySaur: I love Kate Winslet, but this looks like another downbeat HBO series with a strong but troubled female lead (I think The Undoing was my undoing as well).


I'm thinking it's more Sharp Objects but in Philly. I loved Sharp Objects, so I'm not necessarily opposed.
 
2021-04-19 9:52:55 AM  
"...arguably the most distinctive, and least imitable, accent in North America..."

The author has obviously never attempted the Hoi Toider brough.
 
2021-04-19 9:53:55 AM  
A good friend of mine was frequently hit up for baby sitting duties by his sister in law, right up until he taught the children to say "wooder" and "fountin".  That was the end of his baby sitting days.

What I'm saying is that everything has value, if you only look hard enough.
 
2021-04-19 10:09:56 AM  
It goes back very far, Subby.  Watch this documentary:

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2021-04-19 10:30:27 AM  
It's more of a speech impediment than an accent
 
2021-04-19 10:30:40 AM  

robertus: If it was set in Dundalk, they'd be warshing dem maters n taters in the zinc hon


I still can't copy a proper Bawlmer accent, and I'm pretty good at accents, despite living here on and off (mostly on) for 20 years.
 
2021-04-19 10:34:18 AM  

havocmike: sinko swimo: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: SoundOfOneHandWanking: so I'm tutoring some vietnamese kids in English and the girl says to me that her teacher said that its pronounced "Wa-ter", and I'm like, yeah, wooder.  that's what I said, and she goes, no, "Wa-ter".  It only took a few more rounds before I realized what she was trying to point out.

You want to hear some serious insanity, worked with a guy that was mainland Chinese originally - the dude he learned English from was a Scots rector.  He also learned Spanish from that guy.  He spoke both languages quite well, and the Scots/Chinese accent wasn't toooo weird with English - fair enough.  But listening to him speak Spanish with a Scots/Chinese accent... oh lawd!   It was entirely comprehensible, even the native speakers admitted that one - but DAMN was that a weird accent.

/"Din-de' staar 'il banyi?"
//yeah, you knew it was where was the bathroom but...
///snerk

a co-worker tells me of a slow line waiting to get into Canada, when a small Chinese man was being interviewed. when my bud heard the man speak with a thick Scottish brogue he laughed heartily, not expecting it from the Asian looking fellow. Oy!

That might be more jarring than my personal favorite - a deep southern accent coming from someone of Asian descent.


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2021-04-19 10:41:47 AM  

Branniganslaw: Csb time, I was on a family vacation in Ireland and visiting the Waterford crystal factory. My Mom and I were outside waiting for the group when I asked for some "wooder" since my bottle was out. The woman smoking next to us turned and asked, "What part of Philly are you from?" I asked how she could know that, and she pointed out my pronunciation of water. I've since changed the way I say it.

/crick
//Cholie
///Ac-a-me


My favorite little touch about "It's Always Sunny" is that Frank calls Charlie "Chah-lee". That's how I heard it all my life from the old timers in Aldan, Clifton, Springfield and Upper Darby.
 
2021-04-19 11:27:07 AM  

markie_farkie: Wait till they hear about Yinzers.


Long ago when I lived in Florida for a few years, I had a coworker from figgin' New Joyzee try to make fun of my accent. The whole place was very amused with that argument.

/ yinzer
 
2021-04-19 12:21:19 PM  

Kali-Ma: robertus: If it was set in Dundalk, they'd be warshing dem maters n taters in the zinc hon

I still can't copy a proper Bawlmer accent, and I'm pretty good at accents, despite living here on and off (mostly on) for 20 years.


I can't speak it - there's a lilt in the accent I can't quite get.

/Grew up down here, but raised by New Yorkers
 
2021-04-19 12:22:40 PM  
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2021-04-19 1:21:55 PM  
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2021-04-19 1:49:35 PM  

Pipkin E: "...arguably the most distinctive, and least imitable, accent in North America..."

The author has obviously never attempted the Hoi Toider brough.


Dude, that accent. My most recent ex was from the Outer Banks and hoo boy, there's really nothing else like it. It doesn't sound like anything else. Pittsburgh, Philly, and that accent just break my brain.
 
2021-04-19 10:31:41 PM  
Living 12 years in Delco, 8 in Montco, with a wife from Southwest has irreparably harmed my SO Cal accent.

havocmike: Branniganslaw: Csb time, I was on a family vacation in Ireland and visiting the Waterford crystal factory. My Mom and I were outside waiting for the group when I asked for some "wooder" since my bottle was out. The woman smoking next to us turned and asked, "What part of Philly are you from?" I asked how she could know that, and she pointed out my pronunciation of water. I've since changed the way I say it.

/crick
//Cholie
///Ac-a-me

My favorite little touch about "It's Always Sunny" is that Frank calls Charlie "Chah-lee". That's how I heard it all my life from the old timers in Aldan, Clifton, Springfield and Upper Darby.



Damn. Now I'm thinking about Bernie's Pretzels
Crap. I'll never taste those again.
 
2021-04-20 5:25:29 AM  

Chevello: Living 12 years in Delco, 8 in Montco, with a wife from Southwest has irreparably harmed my SO Cal accent.

havocmike: Branniganslaw: Csb time, I was on a family vacation in Ireland and visiting the Waterford crystal factory. My Mom and I were outside waiting for the group when I asked for some "wooder" since my bottle was out. The woman smoking next to us turned and asked, "What part of Philly are you from?" I asked how she could know that, and she pointed out my pronunciation of water. I've since changed the way I say it.

/crick
//Cholie
///Ac-a-me

My favorite little touch about "It's Always Sunny" is that Frank calls Charlie "Chah-lee". That's how I heard it all my life from the old timers in Aldan, Clifton, Springfield and Upper Darby.


Damn. Now I'm thinking about Bernie's Pretzels
Crap. I'll never taste those again.


I want a Rosati, with the little wood paddle.

So many thirsty Pittsburghers in this thread. Your little "yinger" whatever is cute, but let's keep this conversation limited to cities with 4 professional teams, okay?
 
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