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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 16 October 2020, 21:40

I dunno, Scottish is quite varied too. I’ll take Edinburgh over Glaswegian, and the further north you go the harder it is to know what’s actually being said. I’ll keep my completely indistinct nowhere accent.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 16 October 2020, 21:48

Derek wrote:I have nothing to add except that Scottish accents are 100 times sexier than English accents.

This is an incredibly unpopular opinion, but I'm partial to the Liverpudlian accent.

Scouse is the language of the gods.

Marmaduke wrote:I’ll take Edinburgh over Glaswegian

I'm seething.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 16 October 2020, 21:50

Magic J wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:I’ll take Edinburgh over Glaswegian

I'm seething.

Such is the life of the Glaswegian gentleman.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 16 October 2020, 21:53

These names and places are all just made up, right?

I have the exact same accent as someone in Washington 800 miles to me northwest or someone in Florida 1000 miles to my east.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 16 October 2020, 21:55

Wait... people actually find Scottish accents sexy?

2020 really is just the most bizarre year if this is now a thing, too.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 16 October 2020, 21:59

Severelius wrote:Wait... people actually find Scottish accents sexy?

2020 really is just the most bizarre year if this is now a thing, too.

Yeah, because David Tennant would absolutely get to the end of “Hello” before you fell to your knees and started maniacally trying to open his belt.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 16 October 2020, 21:59

Derek wrote:These names and places are all just made up, right?

I know Glasgow exists. Edinburgh does too. And Liverpool.

Essex though... I'm not entirely convinced. Possible fever dream.

Derek wrote:I have the exact same accent as someone in Washington 800 miles to me northwest or someone in Florida 1000 miles to my east.

Surely not? I'm entirely ignorant, though. I have three go-to US accents: "Standard Yankee", "Southern Drawl", and "Minnesota". Minnesota is, obviously, the sexiest.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 16 October 2020, 22:03

Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:Wait... people actually find Scottish accents sexy?

2020 really is just the most bizarre year if this is now a thing, too.

Yeah, because David Tennant would absolutely get to the end of “Hello” before you fell to your knees and started maniacally trying to open his belt.

It's optimistic of you to assume I'd be able to wait long enough for him to even start talking in the first place.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 16 October 2020, 22:07

Severelius wrote:Wait... people actually find Scottish accents sexy?

I think most Americans would agree with me. There was a time when English accents were considered desirable too, but now it just makes you think about football or pedophilia.

Magic J wrote:Surely not? I'm entirely ignorant, though. I have three go-to US accents: "Standard Yankee", "Southern Drawl", and "Minnesota". Minnesota is, obviously, the sexiest.

I could name a dozen or so distinct American accents, but they're pretty marginal. Almost everyone sounds the same now, with subtle inflections of Midwest or Southern.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 16 October 2020, 22:37

Derek wrote:These names and places are all just made up, right?

I have the exact same accent as someone in Washington 800 miles to me northwest or someone in Florida 1000 miles to my east.

In England (maybe Scotland too if you go really rural? :shrug:), there are literally cases where people can't understand 50% of what someone from the next town over is saying. Sometimes even people born in the same town seem to have trouble understanding each other :lol:

I wouldn't be surprised if there was more variety when it comes to accents in some single individual English counties than there is in the whole of the continental United States.

Severelius wrote:Wait... people actually find Scottish accents sexy?

2020 really is just the most bizarre year if this is now a thing, too.

Oh yes, definitely. I've often wished I had a nice Scottish accent! Though I'd settle for a nice English one :D
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 16 October 2020, 22:40

René wrote:
Severelius wrote:Wait... people actually find Scottish accents sexy?

2020 really is just the most bizarre year if this is now a thing, too.

Oh yes, definitely. I've often wished I had a nice Scottish accent! Though I'd settle for a nice English one :D

To each his own I guess, I've just never gotten the horn from a Scottish accent. :shrug:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Brenden » 17 October 2020, 12:59

Marmaduke wrote:I dunno, Scottish is quite varied too. I’ll take Edinburgh over Glaswegian, and the further north you go the harder it is to know what’s actually being said. I’ll keep my completely indistinct nowhere accent.

There are barely any Scottish people left in Edinburgh. It's all English people and continental immigrants. I swear, every time I'm in Edinburgh everyone I interact with is English or Eastern European.

Glaswegians have a lovely Scottish accent. :oface:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 19 October 2020, 23:23

I wish I wasn't such a monumental pussy when it comes to anything vaguely scary. There are so many great horror films/series/games I really want to be able to experience but I'm just way too easily scared to ever put myself through them. At least not without utterly destroying my sleep schedule for about a month afterwards.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 19 October 2020, 23:27

I can't stand horror movies or games. I don't get what's supposed to be fun about them. Why would you ever subject yourself to that when you could pop a xanax and play Stardew Valley?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 19 October 2020, 23:34

I mean if you ask me to explain why I'm drawn to horror I couldn't possibly tell you. I'm clearly not really built for it, but I just love it all the same. I'm constantly fighting the urge to just binge-watch horror movies even though I know what they'll do to me.

I literally own a shelf full of horror movies on blu ray, most of which I haven't watched because fuck that noise. But I still buy them fully intending to scare myself shitless with them at some point.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 20 October 2020, 00:07

It's like masochism. And not the good kind. I am not drawn to watching things I know I'll find upsetting. I don't get why anyone would be.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 20 October 2020, 00:40

René wrote:It's like masochism. And not the good kind. I am not drawn to watching things I know I'll find upsetting. I don't get why anyone would be.

There is something to be said for being able to experience something utterly terrifying to give yourself the associated adrenaline rush but doing so in a way that you know is completely 100% safe and carries no actual danger.

Like when I was 13 my drama class at school went to London to watch a production of The Woman in Black and I maintain to this day not only was it the scariest thing I have ever seen in my damn life... it's also one of the most fun trips to see any kind of entertainment I've ever had.

Or when I watched The Thing for the first time and scared the piss out of myself but now consider it one of my favourite films.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 20 October 2020, 16:45

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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 20 October 2020, 23:12

I spent much of my day at work arguing with liberals on reddit about electoralism. Obviously I need more xanax and Stardew Valley.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby PopTart » 21 October 2020, 05:25

Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Severelius wrote:Wait... people actually find Scottish accents sexy?

2020 really is just the most bizarre year if this is now a thing, too.

Oh yes, definitely. I've often wished I had a nice Scottish accent! Though I'd settle for a nice English one :D

To each his own I guess, I've just never gotten the horn from a Scottish accent. :shrug:

No, the Edinburgh accent is hot. Glaswegian sounds too perpetually angry to really be a turn on for me though.

Oddly enough, I do like the west country accent :3 I knew this guy some years ago :keke: it was cute. Forget combined harvesters, this guy could say anything with his slight West Country twang and I'd have done anything he asked.

Liverpudlian? Manchurian? :runaway:
The accent of Birmingham and its perpetually depressed tones? :nono:

I love the Irish accent too! But not the northern Irish, the southern Irish.

I struggle understanding Welsh if its from the valleys. Much in the same way I struggle with highlands Scottish.

On a side note, many academics, now believe that the west country accent was actually the dominant English accent during Shakespeare's time and that Shakespeare was written with that accent in mind. I actually find it does sound better if one adopts (in my case a bad) west country accent. :rofl:
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