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Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc] #209966
03/11/13 02:11 PM
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OK, I agree that we don't need no steenkin' roolz but -
over this side of the pond, the general practice, even in 'street-talk', is that words starting with a vowel sound are preceded by 'thee' and all others by 'thuh.' That is not what your colourful example, above, shows (as Buff rightly says.)


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Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc] #209968
03/11/13 03:12 PM
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The "rule" I learned was "thee" before a vowel, "thuh" otherwise, with, of course, a few exceptions. (There are always exceptions...)

As RC says.

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Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #209970
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
OK, I agree that we don't need no steenkin' roolz but -
over this side of the pond, the general practice, even in 'street-talk', is that words starting with a vowel sound are preceded by 'thee' and all others by 'thuh.' That is not what your colourful example, above, shows (as Buff rightly says.)



I've always subscribed to the same, except "thee" when
used in emphasis: "That was the (thee) best dinner I've ever had".


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8] #209971
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Well now boys, is not sectional diversity wonderful? How rigid are the (pronounced thuh) uh, arbitrary rules over in England and how richly is the (pronounced thee or thuh according to whim) English Language used here in the ever-evolving southern South.

Here, you see, we drawl but conserve our words. Nuance, pitch, so forth, and et cetera are all incorporated into a mishmash of meanings and this is why our words are alive and yours are becoming dead. laugh

Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny] #209973
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how richly is the (pronounced thee or thuh according to whim) English Language used here in the ever-evolving southern South.


That's why the rest of the world some little once in a while has a hard time reading you.

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Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea] #209984
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Maybe, Branshe. Or perhaps they are just stolid. smile

Jump Donald Trump you are slipping in the ratings
Find a frump Donald Trump the ratings are abating
Tryst her hire her
Admire her fire her
Hump Donald Trump the whole wide world is waiting

HEIRESS - HEPCAT

Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny] #210046
03/17/13 12:02 AM
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Who flew off to party in Paris.
She fell in with a hepcat
Who pampered her, 'cep' that
His acts were designed to embarrass.

COOKIE COPILOT

Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator] #210075
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The Copilot was the vet the pilot was the rookie
Their mission: Bomb the munitions plant at Kwazooki
The pilot had a boxlunch; a chicken and a cookie
The co-pilot's lunch was to bomb the plant at Kwazooki
He said:
"Lookie, Zero, nine oclock!" and stole the rookie's cookie.

FARMER - FATALITY

Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny] #210076
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Loverly. crazy


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Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny] #210115
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A sodbuster of utmost banality.
Thought himself a great charmer,
This troglodyte farmer.
His results were cupidic fatality.

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