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    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
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    Default MirryChristmus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mDoqrhiem0

    Apparently, according to overseas people, the funniest word we say is: Deck

    My deck is small....
    The deck is rotting....
    Got some pics of my new deck...

    Friends partner is German and she says yep, it is ....cause our e's become i's....
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: MirryChristmus

    They do indeed become i

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    Default Re: MirryChristmus

    I had a deck once

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    Default Re: MirryChristmus

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    I had a deck once
    Oh, so sorry for you

    Actually my ears hear Mary Christmas, same as ferries become fairies
    Remembering Rich Conaty, 1954 - 2016....."and don't you never forget, rhythm saved the world, Aloha"

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    Default Re: MirryChristmus

    I had a laugh when I saw that video a couple of days ago. It certainly is true of Kiwi-Speak for many, including so many in the media.
    I doubt we will ever really go back to the days of "how now, brown cow" but a lot could be improved. The e's often become i's and i's can become u's. As in hip pronounced as hup.

    Pronunciation can differ a lot between South Islanders and North Islanders and even various areas within each island.

    Who worries how someone from Lancashire speaks, compared to someone from Yorkshire? I know my Lancashire born sister-in-law doesn't.

    On that note....have a Mirry Chrustmus everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnie View Post

    Pronunciation can differ a lot between South Islanders and North Islanders and even various areas within each island.
    All I ever noticed was those in Otago and Southland roll their r's. Worrrrrk.
    And use some weird terms for things:

    Lux - vacuum cleaner
    Superheater - Hot water cylinder
    wipe your paws.

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    Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

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