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Old 12th April 2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Depends on what part of America- our accents are quite variable. Where I grew up (the Chesapeake Bay), it's "boy' un see." In California, I more often heard boo' yun see.
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Old 12th April 2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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in new england (MA, ME,VT, CT, NH) it' boy-ansee, but the device that floats is a boo-ee.

the town of Quincy is pronounced kwin-zee instead of kwin-see like everywhere else in the US as well as the classic kah for car and yahd for yard
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Old 12th April 2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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Here in another of the colonies it's boy and boy un see.

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Old 12th April 2009, 10:52 PM   #4
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Being in Canada, we often use English-style or American-style pronunciation... depending on my mood i'll call it a boy or a boo-ee.

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Old 22nd July 2009, 07:30 PM   #5
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seems that here in the USA, the closer we get/live to Australia,

(south, as in 'Dixie')

the more pronunciation is alike ...

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and we also have a special connection, quick transport, to 'OZ'.

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Old 23rd July 2009, 01:15 AM   #6
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Old 24th July 2009, 12:05 PM   #7
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Weird, SY. We call her Bee-on-say down here...
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Old 21st August 2009, 03:33 AM   #8
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Had a fine trip to Sidney recently. Stayed in Dalling Habba (Darling Harbour for the rest us) where the vocabulary comes from porn movies; I wish I could bring home some of those "flat whites" but wasn't really interested in the "long blacks".

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Old 21st August 2009, 10:55 AM   #9
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I'm glad you cleared that Up Stuey!!! I had no idea what SY was on about!! I was thinking he was possibly talkiing about buoy's ie the things in the harbour you tie boats to!!

I assume Geek is refering to the tornado (though I could understand if he was referring to the pronunciation) and I'd have to say I agree!!!

On differences between American pronunciation vs Australian, I'd say the first that comes to mind is MOM vs MUM and Zee vs Zed (for the letter Z)

but even within Aus there are quite big differences. Queenslanders tend to pronounce things differently to new south welshmen. Newcastle is a good example. in nsw the castle is pronounced with an ar as in car. Queenslanders tend to pronounce it with an a as in cat.

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Old 25th August 2009, 02:52 PM   #10
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you say tom-A-to , I say tomarto, but potarto? no way!

I hear from the States 'off of'.... isn't it just off? lol

but the Kiwis are worse...fush and chups...for suxpence haha
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