When someone from Britain speaks, Americans hear a "Britishaccent"...

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Fri Jul 1 19:43:19 CEST 2005


Delaney, Timothy (Tim) wrote:
> Grant Edwards wrote:
> 
> 
>>On 2005-06-30, Delaney, Timothy (Tim) <tdelaney at avaya.com> wrote:
>>
>> Due to some wierd property requiring conservation of
>> consonants, when speaking Strine you've got to take the r's
>> removed from words like "carrier" and "order", and add them to
>> the ends of other words like Amanda.
> 
> I feel obliged to point out that there's probably only about 50,000
> speakers of Strine in Australia out of approx 20 million people, so a
> lot of those consonants are ending up in landfill somewhere, rather than
> being conserved in an environmentally-friendly way.

So that's why pirates were always walking around saying "Aaarrrrrrrrrr."




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