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Fleeboy wrote:Oops. Pardon my redundancy
No problem. Now I'll get back to whatever MLB Baseball game T-W cable is offering. ;)

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Fleeboy wrote:
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Fleeboy wrote:(and the thread on the GSF forum) made my day.
Hmmm... I thought I knew what GSF stood for. Perhaps I was wrong.
Oops. Pardon my redundancy.

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/GSF
I thought the GSF forum was where you talked about the GS forum?

Sorta like how we're sometimes a Sony forum forum :D
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RIP Deacon Jones, the man who taught us its OK to be in both the glee club and play football.

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Bamaman wrote:RIP Deacon Jones, the man who taught us its OK to be in both the glee club and play football.
As much as I like sports that was my first thought when I saw the sad news. So if you were on "The Experts" I guess we know your area?

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I'm a little young to remember his playing days, so that's pretty much my only frame of reference for him. Although I did not think of Greg Brady first when Don Drysdale died.

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Some interesting maps about variations in word usage and pronunciation across the continental U.S.

The one the surprises me the most is the fact almost the entire country pronounce Mary/merry/marry as the same. Also most of the country uses roundabout instead of traffic circle. I always figured "roundabout" as a British thing.

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Don't they call them "rotaries" in New England? I've only heard @roundabout" used in Old Blighty.

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Johnblue wrote:Don't they call them "rotaries" in New England? I've only heard @roundabout" used in Old Blighty.
All my friends from England called them roundabouts when we here still called them traffic circles. Of course, that was back in the day when there were only three in Hamilton.

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BoK wrote:Also most of the country uses roundabout instead of traffic circle. I always figured "roundabout" as a British thing.
"Roundabout" is the official U.S. DOT-approved term: for example, here, here, and, my favorite, here.

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This is my (and XTC's) favourite roundabout:
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That sorta resembles one of those plastic adapter devices you put in a 45 RPM record.

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BoK wrote:Some interesting maps about variations in word usage and pronunciation across the continental U.S.

The one the surprises me the most is the fact almost the entire country pronounce Mary/merry/marry as the same. Also most of the country uses roundabout instead of traffic circle. I always figured "roundabout" as a British thing.
I'm originally from Brooklyn. While I've lost much of my accent, I'm still firmly in the camp that pronounces Mary/merry/marry all differently, thinks they should be pronounced differently, and has no desire to pronounce them the same.

Grew up saying "traffic circle"--there was a large one in Latham, NY with Latham Circle Mall (that I hear fell upon hard times) nearby. My friend from Boston always called it a rotary. Where I live now, someone apparently decided that roundabouts R gr8 because there are a bunch of them, and I hate them.

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My dad's from Long Island, and everyone else in our family teases him mercilessly over his pronouncing Mary/marry/merry all differently. Also he pronounces "what" as "watt". Long Islanders are weird :lol:

And no way could I navigate that traffic circle without crashing. They're pretty much foreign to me. That's one reason why I love my hometown. Nearly all roads run either directly north-south or east-west. None of this "hey let's have an intersection where five different streets meet" nonsense.

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Jasoni22 wrote:And no way could I navigate that traffic circle without crashing.
As you approach, reduce speed to the limit (usually 25 in the ones around here); keep moving, yield if you have to. That's it. Easy peasy.
Unfortunately, they're relatively new in this region (save the aforementioned Latham Circle) and the majority of drivers treat them as "Stop at the entrance and enter when it's empty." (Although to be fair, those drivers are slightly better than the "No lights? Awesome!!" Z=O=O=O=O=O=M! drivers. )
I've found that as long as drivers are sticking relatively close to the limit, you have plenty of time to enter if your "6 o'clock" vehicle enters the circle when the closest car is at "9 o'clock."

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Jasoni22 wrote:My dad's from Long Island, and everyone else in our family teases him mercilessly over his pronouncing Mary/marry/merry all differently. Also he pronounces "what" as "watt". Long Islanders are weird :lol:
Yes, we are. But we also pronounce things correctly. :)

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econgator wrote:
Jasoni22 wrote:My dad's from Long Island, and everyone else in our family teases him mercilessly over his pronouncing Mary/marry/merry all differently. Also he pronounces "what" as "watt". Long Islanders are weird :lol:
Yes, we are. But we also pronounce things correctly. :)
... especially if we've gotten rid of our accents.

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alietr wrote:
econgator wrote:
Jasoni22 wrote:My dad's from Long Island, and everyone else in our family teases him mercilessly over his pronouncing Mary/marry/merry all differently. Also he pronounces "what" as "watt". Long Islanders are weird :lol:
Yes, we are. But we also pronounce things correctly. :)
... especially if we've gotten rid of our accents.
How many do you have?

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Congrats to Todd for today's NYT Crossword!

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This is old so I apologize if you've seen it. I probably posted it on the Sony board my first year there but I just came across it again and it's hopefully worth a repeat.

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