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  # 2284338 26-Jul-2019 17:20
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Typical of the ignorant Americans (Yanks)  😀


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  # 2284345 26-Jul-2019 17:38
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Who else remembers the "Soddering Techniques" video at the BCNZ Training Centre in Wellington?

 

I do, from 1981! Never forgot the "soddering thing"!!!!


 
 
 
 


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  # 2284347 26-Jul-2019 17:43
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Is sword pronounced sawed or sward I always thought it was the former, but many American TV shows use the latter, I don’t recall any historical knights of american descent wielding swords.

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  # 2284358 26-Jul-2019 18:45
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It's similar to the "erb" and "oreggannno" things I suppose.

 

 

 

They can't help it. Mind you, there are plenty of Kiwi oddities.

 

 

 

"uplift" instead of collect or pick up for example. "yous" instead of you. Darter instead of day-ter.

 

 

 

It is what it is. 






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  # 2284364 26-Jul-2019 18:51
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Dial111: Is sword pronounced sawed or sward I always thought it was the former, but many American TV shows use the latter, I don’t recall any historical knights of american descent wielding swords.

 

 

 

It should rhyme with sawed.

 

 

 

Another like this is pronouncing Anthony - which should sound like ant-onny - as an-thon-ee.






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  # 2284375 26-Jul-2019 19:01
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Geektastic: Mind you, there are plenty of Kiwi oddities.

 

"uplift" instead of collect or pick up for example. "yous" instead of you. Darter instead of day-ter.

 

Conversely, "uplift" is apparently of Scottish origin, I've heard Americans say "yous" and I've heard Brits say "darter".

 

It is what it is.

 

That it is! 😛


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  # 2284381 26-Jul-2019 19:11
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British Youtube tech videos aren't without their own sins either. "Rooter" seems very wrong. Can't quite decide whether that or sodder is more distracting.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2284384 26-Jul-2019 19:17
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Geektastic: Darter instead of day-ter.

 

I'm sure that is another Americanism, like raut vs root.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2284426 26-Jul-2019 21:48
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One time, I ordered a glass of Merlot.  I received Miller Light.  Didn't enjoy it at all.

 

And then, there is buoy...





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  # 2284441 26-Jul-2019 22:24
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mdf:

 

British Youtube tech videos aren't without their own sins either. "Rooter" seems very wrong. Can't quite decide whether that or sodder is more distracting.

 

 

Actually "rooter" I believe is the correct way for router to be pronounced if you're from the likes of UK, NZ or Oz. After all the word route is the path you travel and a router selects the route for data to travel.   I know it might not sound right, but that's only because we have allowed ourselves to be indoctrinated by the US pronunciation.

 

We have a word "rout" (disorderly retreat) in the English language prounounced exactly like the Yanks pronounce route. I wonder how they say rout? 

 

Then we can start on aluminium or aluminum. 🤯





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  # 2284444 26-Jul-2019 22:30
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mdav056:

 

One time, I ordered a glass of Merlot.  I received Miller Light.  Didn't enjoy it at all.

 

And then, there is buoy...

 

 

Did you mean booee?





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  # 2284449 26-Jul-2019 23:03
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mdf:

British Youtube tech videos aren't without their own sins either. "Rooter" seems very wrong. Can't quite decide whether that or sodder is more distracting.


When I started work in 1981 (in NZ) we had an english built computer and some of the visiting support techs were english.
They pronounced the word "rooter". My boss (never a squeamish or pretentious man) said - "I am not pronouncing it like that - it just sounds so wrong".
I guess we have our own Australasian alternative meaning for the word, so american pronunciation sounds more seemly.




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  # 2284451 26-Jul-2019 23:13
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Sawed ...Sod
Sold ...Solder

Was in a Supermarket in the US last week and asked where I’d find Beetroot.
After 3 or 4 goes he said “ do you want hand cream “ ???
BTW they’re called beets ;-)

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  # 2284464 27-Jul-2019 07:58
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robjg63: When I started work in 1981 (in NZ) we had an english built computer and some of the visiting support techs were english.
They pronounced the word "rooter". My boss (never a squeamish or pretentious man) said - "I am not pronouncing it like that - it just sounds so wrong".
I guess we have our own Australasian alternative meaning for the word, so american pronunciation sounds more seemly.


Ah the Muldoon years. In 1979 posters appeared around Wellington proclaiming "Rooting pig shot in Ngaio; P.M. safe"

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  # 2284520 27-Jul-2019 11:43
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Technofreak: Then we can start on aluminium or aluminum. 🤯 

 

Pretty sure Aluminum is correct but the British altered it to fit with other elements ending with "ium".


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