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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby ItsAllRyche » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:33 am

I thought we had a language topic somewhere? I was searching for it..or I have lost my mind, because I thought I was talking about learning Russian here at WTF.

Oh, well, hey gang! I am learning Russian. I am very bad at it still, and realized that I am just too lazy right now to add anything else onto my poor brain.

I took Spanish in school in Pennsylvania, (4 years) so when I moved to AZ I thought, 'cool' I can talk to everyone here. Yeah, I quickly learned that the Spanish you learn in high school in PA and the Spanish they speak in the streets of Phoenix are not very close at all. :rolleyes: Just the basic words are same, and the slang here is crazy. I learned more Spanish at work from my co-workers that are Hispanic than all 4 years of school. :wink: More colorful words as well.
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:44 am

You're in the right place, ItsAllRyche - this is the Language thread. :wave:
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby vmh » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:56 am

You're not crazy, Ryche. There is another one: http://whatthefolk.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2711

We also have a thread on accents: http://whatthefolk.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2625&start=0
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby SuzyBatt » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:28 am

Yeah, righto vmh. This one started up more about grammar pet peeves and kind morphed. Oh well.
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby ItsAllRyche » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:55 am

Oh, it can morph back pretty easily.

SheWolf wrote about the word tooken...

is it the same as what some people use here? [by here I mean Phoenix]I have no patience for this...Let me show examples:

This is how a conversation with them may go, on their end... "I tooken went to the store the other day"...or..."I tooken opened the door"...or...."I tooken brought in the groceries" ....or.....aaaarrrrgggghhh!!!! I cannot stand it!!:argue:

Does anyone you know talk like that? I don't know if they are saying "tooken" or "took and" ??? Either way I am way too annoyed to ask them. :x :x

These are the same people who use "irregardless" and "could care less"

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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:09 am

I have never heard anyone say tooken like that. I've only heard good ol' country folks say, "Golly, sumbuddy musta tooken mah car!" :roll:
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby vmh » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:23 am

Same. I've never heard anyone use the word "tooken" before.
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby SheWolf » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:53 pm

Ryche = :dunno: I've never heard people talk like that before. What the heck is that? I just use tooken or tookened sometimes in place of took but only coz I think it's funny. I once heard that the past tense of smitten is smote. I think that's funny too.
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby Nancy » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:25 am

I just looked it up - it is. :shock:

I always thought of it as an adjective, which it is, but it is derived from the verb smite, which means the past tense would be smote. Who woulda thunk it? :dunno:
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby Peaches » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:25 am

Baha, if I heard someone say tooken I'd laugh in their face! :lol:
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby closet jemainiac » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:22 pm

I heard a former co-worker use the word "squoze" once ---as in the past tense of squeeze....I must have had a really retarded look on my face cause she stopped in mid sentence and said, " yeah I said squoze" :lol:


Apparently she likes it better than squeezed. :D
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby Nancy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:07 am

Squoze?? Justified because of Froze? :lol:
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby SheWolf » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:51 pm

How could I have forgotten about the overuse and misuse of per se? As far as I can tell there is no need to use this phrase in everyday conversation.
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby biscuit » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:58 pm

I wouldn't call it overuse per se... :lol:
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Re: Topical Linguistics - All aspects of Language!

Postby Nancy » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:17 pm

Biscuit, I wished I coulda squoze you - per se! :rolls:
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