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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
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ewe2 said

Go and watch something English on youtube and see if you can pick the Northerners and Southerners, it's fun. I like watching Andertons guitar demos, and Lee Anderton (the owner) is definitely a Southerner, and Rabea (one of the demonstrators and a brilliant musician in his own right) is clearly a Northerner. 

Indeed. As a scholar of accents, I find this fascinating; I have also seen a couple of those videos (the Gilmour and Bellamy on a budget ones, I think) and found Rabea's accent positively delightful (I'm rather fond of Northern accents).

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Interesting history there, ewe2, thanks! I'd assumed the "a/ah" phonic differentiation was primarily a trans-Atlantic thing. 

I wonder if there are many North Americans like myself who feel awkward whenever singing along with the  Southern English pronunciations ("The lunatic is on the grahss", for ex)?

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The way the Minions say crown sounds like corona.

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Von Bontee said

I wonder if there are many North Americans like myself who feel awkward whenever singing along with the  Southern English pronunciations ("The lunatic is on the grahss", for ex)?  

I usually imitate the inflections if the original singer anyway. What's interesting about that example is that it almost sounds like "cross", which has a whole host of interesting connotations.

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I have a bizarre crush on Larry Hagman- yeah I know a-hard-days-night-paul-10.

 

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I just.... there's something about an alcoholic who had champagne with his cornflakes that's oh so appealing.

 

Also the fact he just continued wearing cowboy hats LONG AFTER Dallas was over and he wouldn't speak on Sundays. Like if you met him on a Sunday and said hi he wouldn't answer back, any other day though and you'd get a response. If you asked him for an autograph, he would also often ask you to sing him a song first.

 

Funny fella.

 

I also don't think it gets mentioned enough (for a show that's over 50 years old we need more commentary dammit!) how much of an ass Tony could be to Jeannie sometimes, the relationship was borderline abusive. Jeannie too and her absolute hatred of any woman who so much as glanced at her Master is also pretty toxic.

 

What I'm saying is, they should have never ended up together!

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I can't judge, as well. 

I find myself extremely attracted to Frasier Crane at all times and I'm especially attracted to Lilith Sternin. I have a thing for impassioned yet awkward intellectual psychiatrists, both make and female.......

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@Sky999 a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 How goes it? Hope all is well. You shouldn't be such a stranger, miss seeing you around.

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@Sky999 a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 How goes it? Hope all is well. You shouldn't be such a stranger, miss seeing you around.

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Good to hear, @Sky999. Sorry to hear about the divorce but that's the way it sometimes, and in your post in another thread sounds like you're in a better place.

Maybe drop by here a little more often... a-hard-days-night-george-10

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AppleScruffJunior said

What I'm saying is, they should have never ended up together!  

I dunno, sounds to me like they were pretty well matched in toxicity. Kinda like that one couple on the Andy Griffith Show. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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AppleScruffJunior said
I just.... there's something about an alcoholic who had champagne with his cornflakes that's oh so appealing.

 

Also the fact he just continued wearing cowboy hats LONG AFTER Dallas was over and he wouldn't speak on Sundays. Like if you met him on a Sunday and said hi he wouldn't answer back, any other day though and you'd get a response. If you asked him for an autograph, he would also often ask you to sing him a song first.

 

Funny fella.

 

I also don't think it gets mentioned enough (for a show that's over 50 years old we need more commentary dammit!) how much of an ass Tony could be to Jeannie sometimes, the relationship was borderline abusive. Jeannie too and her absolute hatred of any woman who such much as glanced at her Master is also pretty toxic.

 

What I'm saying is, they should have never ended up together!

  

Yeah but she had been trapped in a lamp for god knows how many years. I think her jealousy towards all other suitors was addressed in the show at times, even if she was batshit crazy. Tony was a horrible arsehole at times and the fact the two of them ended up together saved others from having to ever go there. Another of many relationships that exist where the rest of humanity should be deeply relieved that two people ended up together.

Anyway. It was Sixties TV where overall men could be utter tossers to women and the women would only love them more to prove just how obedient, nice and decent they were to their man, Generally as a reward from ending their pointless existence as life might as well not be lived without a man around to satisfy.

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Yeah but she had been trapped in a lamp for god knows how many years. I think her jealousy towards all other suitors was addressed in the show at times, even if she was batshit crazy. Tony was a horrible arsehole at times and the fact the two of them ended up together saved others from having to ever go there. Another of many relationships that exist where the rest of humanity should be deeply relieved that two people ended up together.

That's a very optimistic view point that I hadn't considered before. This makes me happier than I was before.

 

Well, more Major Healey for me then.

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ewe2 said

Go and watch something English on youtube and see if you can pick the Northerners and Southerners, it's fun. I like watching Andertons guitar demos, and Lee Anderton (the owner) is definitely a Southerner, and Rabea (one of the demonstrators and a brilliant musician in his own right) is clearly a Northerner. 

Indeed. As a scholar of accents, I find this fascinating; I have also seen a couple of those videos (the Gilmour and Bellamy on a budget ones, I think) and found Rabea's accent positively delightful (I'm rather fond of Northern accents).  

This is somewhat related... https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/.....n-invasion

I think the Beatles' Scouse accents helped them to be well-received in America because it sounded so foreign and droll to our ears, but it also didn't sound "posh" like the more common (at the time) BBC Received Pronunciation accent. It was at once funny and unfamiliar in its musical lilt, and relatable in its down-to-earth-ness and lack of those stretched-out A's.

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That's definitely where it was, BeBu. The conversation after it also shows it's a different head as mmm notes it sold for £140, and this Madame Tussauds head was bought for £200.

  

Afraid it's not that one SighB (I shall call you this from now on). After some wonderful snooping done by @Beatlebug and some confirmation by RN, it is not that head.

 

The search continues. I also love how people buy those rotten heads, you know the Beatles' image is iconic and valuable but all that glitters is not gold ESPECIALLY with those monstrosities.

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