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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737804
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Well that's nice to hear, akc and earl! Again, just to be clear, my above post wasn't meant to insult anyone, but to express my own self-conscious concern that we didn't have as sophisticated accent as the others mentioned. I'm 100% American myself.

I do find those foreign accents intriguing though.

Carry on!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: CadenzaVvi] #2737811
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Originally Posted by Jouishy
Well, you can judge by yourself. grin


I personally love your accent!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: CadenzaVvi] #2737812
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Originally Posted by Jouishy
Lyricmudra : very interesting story! This is inspiring! smile



Thanks so much, Jouishy! I like yours, too. It is special, particularly since it comes from a close friend of yours!

Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2737814
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Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


This is how American English sounds to non-English speakers :-))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2wkD-gbzI








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Re: Username Significance [Re: lyricmudra] #2737819
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Originally Posted by lyricmudra
Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


This is how American English sounds to non-English speakers :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2wkD-gbzI



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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2798693
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Once upon a time I had a guru. He gave me a new name: Animisha. I found that, except for Indian women, there are very few other Animisha's around. So if you would happen to see an Animisha somewhere, it is probably me. smile
And for the guru, he is dead. But someone here on this forum has his name as his nickname... laugh


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2798821
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Originally Posted by cmb13
To my American ears, all British, French (incl French Canadian), South African and Australian accents sound sexy and exotic. I sometimes wonder what an American accent sounds to a British person though - I imagine vulgar and uneducated. akc?


Interesting. I hear the irish connection in the American accent, generally if that word is appropriate here. The twang is there . . . . I don't care for it too long. But then i don't care to hear the English either unless they hail from Middlesex. Mild Cockney, almost.
My accent is the worst in the country. Northern English in it's most unrefined form. Sorry about that, guys . . . . .


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2798845
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Because I am...and, as everyone knows, a good one is hard to find...


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Re: Username Significance [Re: peterws] #2798849
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Originally Posted by peterws

My accent is the worst in the country. Northern English in it's most unrefined form. Sorry about that, guys . . . . .


You've never been to Maryport.

I'll get me coat, I'm gang yam...


^^^ going home. It means, going home. Yam. Home.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: elenmirie] #2798970
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Originally Posted by peterws

My accent is the worst in the country. Northern English in it's most unrefined form. Sorry about that, guys . . . . .


You've never been to Maryport.

I'll get me coat, I'm gang yam...


^^^ going home. It means, going home. Yam. Home.


I used to do work wi the band up that neck o' the woods in the '70's. Mirehouse Social Club, Whithaven. There was a Chinese which stayed open late enough to ensure I got no sleep that night. And Whitehaven must be the coldest place in the UK . .. . .Cleator Moor was another. And Maryport. I loved these places then and I do now. . . .


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2798974
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Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2798980
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Ted is my name. I am another boring one, what you see is what you get. Besides, I have so many forum and internet contacts that pursuing anonymity at this stage would be rather pointless.


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Re: Username Significance [Re: Sibylle] #2799034
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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin

Not boring at all for me! I like Sibylle and Irish names in general. We gave our daughter the name "Siobhan" even though I'm Chinese and my late wife/her late mother was Italian. Irish names are already mysterious and exotic for the rest of us non-Irish folk. Love how you Irish find other ways to pronounce letters like "s" and "b," actually. Is "Sibylle" similarly pronounced as something like "SHiVel" or SHiBel"? (maybe it's the "h" in "Siobhan" that gives the "V" sound?)


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Re: Username Significance [Re: Sibylle] #2799076
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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


So glad the thread was resurrected! And Sibylle is definitely exotic to most of us non Irish!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2799087
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Originally Posted by cmb13
Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


So glad the thread was resurrected! And Sibylle is definitely exotic to most of us non Irish!


And here I thought her name was German in origin, and that she had moved to Ireland???


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Re: Username Significance [Re: NobleHouse] #2799090
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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Originally Posted by cmb13
Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


So glad the thread was resurrected! And Sibylle is definitely exotic to most of us non Irish!


And here I thought her name was German in origin, and that she had moved to Ireland???

Neither grin The name is from Greek mythology, which also means that nobody in any country (except Greece, where I've never lived) can spell it. Trust me, I spend my life spelling that name, lol.

It's pronounced "cybil" in English and "see-bill-eh" in German, so nothing Irish about it, sorry folks!

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Re: Username Significance [Re: Sibylle] #2799094
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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Neither grin The name is from Greek mythology, which also means that nobody in any country (except Greece, where I've never lived) can spell it. Trust me, I spend my life spelling that name, lol.

It's pronounced "cybil" in English and "see-bill-eh" in German, so nothing Irish about it, sorry folks!

Well, then your parents picked it for the same reason my late wife and I picked our daughter's name: It was exotic and sounded nice! wink


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Re: Username Significance [Re: Sibylle] #2799095
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Originally Posted by Sibylle
Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Originally Posted by cmb13
Originally Posted by Sibylle
Best thread ever!

Also, I feel decidedly boring now. My username is just my, well, name. Pfff.

Maybe I'll change it to something mysterious and exotic, just to confuse people grin


So glad the thread was resurrected! And Sibylle is definitely exotic to most of us non Irish!


And here I thought her name was German in origin, and that she had moved to Ireland???

Neither grin The name is from Greek mythology, which also means that nobody in any country (except Greece, where I've never lived) can spell it. Trust me, I spend my life spelling that name, lol.

It's pronounced "cybil" in English and "see-bill-eh" in German, so nothing Irish about it, sorry folks!


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Re: Username Significance [Re: cmb13] #2799220
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Mine was made years ago from a random name generator and me adding bits.

The idea was to get a name that no one else ever uses.

So far I’ve had 100% success

Re: Username Significance [Re: Ojustaboo] #2799270
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Originally Posted by Ojustaboo
Mine was made years ago from a random name generator and me adding bits.

I thought your real name was Beau, and your nickname somehow: Oh, but I am just a boo! laugh


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