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The same reason Americans think there are four American cities.

-Yash Tulsyan (yasht, cosman246) <http://cosman246.com>
"Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this
would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to
enslave them." --Dune




On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM, Sam Stutter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Aargh! It's not even "cockney", it's just non-prestige. The amount of
> times I hear aspirational mothers tell their foals ::middle class Suffolk
> accent:: (presumably they've just been teleported up North in search of a
> Waitrose) "no Jeremiah, darling, it's "butter" not "bu'eh"", and then I
> (with my distinctly middle class Cheshire accent), deliberately say
> "buh'uh" in their general presence :)
>
> Aargh! Why does every American think all of Britain is London and that
> there are only two accents!!! :D
>
> Sam Stutter
> [log in to unmask]
> "No e na'l cu barri"
>
>
>
>
> On 8 May 2012, at 16:12, Jesse Bangs wrote:
>
> > On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM, Sai <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2604
> >>
> >> Enjoy / sorry,
> >> Sai
> >>
> >
> > Does being aware of glottal stops really bother ponies? I've been savvy
> to
> > glottal stops in American English for years, and it has never, ever
> sounded
> > Cockney to me. The Cockney glottal stop is in all medial positions (I
> > think), while the American one is only in codas, and only certain codas
> at
> > that. Not remotely the same thing.
> >
> > --
> > JS Bangs
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> > http://jsbangs.wordpress.com
> >
> > "Be kind, for everypony you meet is fighting a great battle" -Philo of
> > Alexandria
>