It's not even that funny! *boggles*

*begins totally pointless mini-rant*

Today I was talking with a friend, and we somehow got onto the subject of oranges. Now, I say "orange" like "are-ange." She pointed it out, and was like "since when did you hail from Boston?"

...erm, that's how I've always said it. Not my fault you're not observant enough to have picked up on it before. That's how I've always said it. That's how I always WILL say it. Pointing it out and laughing at me won't change a damn thing.

My accent is a mixture of Boston, New York, and Southern. Different bits come out in different words. Words like "orange" and "car" are Bostonian in nature. Yes, I can do the whole "pahk ya cahr in Hahvud yahd" schtick. And people ask me to do it all the time, so don't ask me to do it. *SNORFLE* Words like "water" and "ball" come from New York. And I say "ya'll" and "fixin'" a lot. When I get really emotional, certain parts come out really strong. When I get angry, my voice turns southern. When I'm happy, it tends to go a little New Yorkish. When I'm sad, Boston mixes in. *shrug* I blame my grandparents - one set is very northern, and one set is very southern, so I got influenced by both of them.

Because my accent is all over the place, people often think I'm trying to imitate various accents to seem "cool." Uh, no - that's just how I talk. Deal with it.

/end pointless mini-rant

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


When I was just a wee little Anna, we moved from Maine to Pennsylvania. I was 1 1/2 and had just started learning to talk. So I had a Maine accent, but was eventually forced to assimilate by the asswads at my elementary school via speech therapy.

Now, I sound like a combination of Maine and Pennsylvania. I only go full-on Maine when I'm sleepy, drunk, or not thinking about what I'm saying. I get picked on by my friends for how I say "uncomfortable." (It comes out "un-comf-tuh-ble" XD)

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


Wee little Anna. *SNORT*

I went to a kind of "speech therapy" type thing when I was young too, but it was a combination of speech and vocabulary and reading and association and stuff. Like where you get three different pictures that tell a story, and you're supposed to switch them in the correct order. My preschool recced it, because they said I was "bright." It was kind of fun, because I had an awesome counselor. :D I don't think she taught me how a certain way to pronounce certain words - I think she just gave me a general idea, and I was allowed to pronounce them with any accent I had... she didn't drill into me any "right" way to say things. Which I'm infinitely grateful for.

I do the same thing! When I'm really sleepy, I go hardcore Boston with a bit of southern mixed in. It's funny. And that's how I say uncomfortable too! Though sometimes it comes out more like "un-comf-tah-ble." XD

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


Oh, my school wasn't like that. They heard my accent at age 7 and told my parents I had a speech impediment, and I was just being lazy. My mom tried to tell them that no, it was just a New Englander accent, but they wouldn't listen...even when my (at the time) 47 year old father went to the meetings and TALKED IN THE SAME FUCKING ACCENT. My elementary school FAILS AT LIFE. XD

I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, in a county right on the border with West Virginia and Maryland, so we say y'all and stuff too. The one thing I don't get is the whole "soda vs. pop" debate. Was at a Giant Eagle near where I used to live for college last year, and heard two people arguing over which was the right word to say. I shit you not, the old man's argument for "pop" being the correct word was "Soda is what you use to clean up spills on the carpet." I nearly died laughing at how ridiculous it was.

Related Side Note: My family calls it "sodapop," like Dad's side of the family up in Maine does. I've NEVER been told that "sodapop" is the wrong word. XD

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


Lametastic. I hate when people are like that. "ZOMG your child talks funny! She must have a speech impediment! Let's make her conform to our ways!" *burns*

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA - that's both ridiculous and true, technically. *snort* My family says soda, though my grandfather calls it "sodapop." The only soda I drink is Coke, so all soda to me is Coke - I don't give a damn either way. :D

...and is it a bad thing when I tell you that the both times I tried to type "Coke," I typed "cock" instead? *cough*

It's kind of like the whole "sneaker vs. tennis shoes" debate, or "couch vs. sofa." It doesn't matter WHAT they're called, Christ! *facepalm*

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


When I was older and got the whole story, what REALLY burned me was them telling my dad that, when ANYONE with a working set of ears could hear that my dad, a full-grown man, had the same accent! What'd they do, tell HIM that HE had a speech impediment too? If they did, he probably would've kicked their asses. Dad didn't take shit like that sitting down. He had that accent till the day he died...our favorite thing to do when we were kids was ask him to say "Bar Harbor." XD

I notice that it's "pop" from Florida until you get to around the middle of New York, then it's "soda" until you get to Maine...where it's "sodapop." And hee. I keep having to backspace when I write "sez," because it INEVITABLY comes out as "sex" the first time. I think our brains are trying to tell us something...*looks around for Logan* XD

To me, all shoes are shoes...unless I can see my toes when I wear them. Then, they are sandals. Couch vs. Sofa...who fucking cares? As long as it's comfortable and I can sleep on it, I don't care WHAT you call it! XD

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


I bet he was waiting for them to say that to his face, and was slightly put out when they didn't. *snort*

Funny, I live in Florida, and no one calls it pop here. At least, in the four towns that I've lived in. Or maybe I just hang around people who say "soda." XD My brain is either telling me that I need to get laid, or I need to write gay porn. Probably both. *looks shifty and looks around for Danny*

I hate shoes. Shoes are EVUL. If I have to wear shoes, I wear sandals. Even if it's 30 degrees out. It once went down to 28 here (which is about as cold as Florida gets, heh), and I still wore sandals. I only ever wear sneakers if I absolutely HAVE to. And even then, I bitch and moan about it. *likes being barefoot*

I once heard some people arguing over "sprinkes vs. jimmies." Either way, it ruins ice cream, so WHATEVER. XD

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


Yeah. *giggles* Never piss off a Green Beret, no matter HOW long it's been since he's been in the service. And for the love of all things sacred, do NOT screw over a Green Beret's child. The parental rage will be EPIC. XD

I like what your brain is telling you re: gay porn. I prefer to write het myself, but I fully endorse writers who write boys who want to have sex with each other! I honestly don't think I'd be able to write hardcore. I could probably write a wicked implied fic, but nothing hardcore. What you don't see is sometimes more powerful than what you do see. (That also happens to be the reason I like classic horror films better than the newer gorefests. XD)

Sandals are my favorite shoes ever. The minute the first day of spring hits, I'm wearing sandals. Doesn't matter what the temperature is; I'm wearing sandals unless it's snowing. XD

Yeah, sprinkles, jimmies, who cares. They fuck with perfection. DO NOT WANT!

Finished the meme: http://collegeanna19.livejournal.com/93375.html. Think will pop open a Word document and type up that second chapter I have lying around in my notebook. :D

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


It'd be like Rambo. XD They both have a funny way of talking! XD

I can't write het. I used to read it when I first got into fanfic, and then I discovered slash, and then when it came to het, I was like DO NOT WANT! I only read it on occasion now, and I just can't write it. I physically cannot bring myself to do it. I keep thinking of all the men I can pair together, and then I'm like "screw it," and I scurry away to write me some slash. *g*

And I agree with the implied bit - sometimes, sex just isn't right for a certain fic, and it's better if it's implied. Unless you're writing a SNAFU!sex series (*coughcough*) - then the whole POINT is to write porn in some fashion. XD And classic horror flicks PWN. Seriously. *adores*

Sweet - another sprinkles/jimmies-hater! *bows*

And I saw, and I totally commented. :D And ORLY?? XD

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


Oh yeah, it was EPIC. He had to take me to the emergency room one night, because my worst enemy in high school had punched me really hard in the arm and my arm was feeling wonky (ended up having bit of nerve damage, which required a sling for the weekend), and one of her friends was outside the hospital. She started making fun of me, and Dad fuckin' let LOOSE on her. She avoided doing anything to me personally the rest of senior year. :-D

I ain't complaining! I love reading me some slash. I really have only one requirement: it has to be well-written. If it's shitty writing, then it doesn't matter WHAT the fic is about...I'll end up screaming and running away. Yeah, SNAFU!sex is one of the only times blatant porn is pretty much a requirement. The classics rock. Give me The Picture of Dorian Gray or Rebecca or Dracula (Lugosi style!) over Saw any day! Although, I have to say, I do enjoy the Nightmare on Elm Street series, but that's only because Robert Englund is hilarious and gave Freddy a whole personality.

YA RLY! Uh, fair warning though, if I haven't warned you already...there isn't going to be any slash at all in this. But I'm guessing the fact that there's a gratuitous amount of Victor will make up for the hetness? :D

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


Hot damn, nerve damage? Holy crap - bitch! My dad would have done the same thing - he's insanely protective of me. He was in the Army - and now he teaches yoga. How's that for mind-boggling? *SNORT*

Well, since you got through my fic, I guess I wasn't too shabby! *is happy*

Dracula is awesome! Though Gary Oldman as Dracula is THE SEX. Heeeeeee! Oh, and don't forget Evil Dead! They had blood coming out of the WALLS in those movies. *shifty*

That's okay. Victor will distract me. *shifty* I'll imagine that Michael is getting it on with him. Or Sam. I'm not picky. *uber!shifty*

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


Hee hee. It boggles the mind, but he must be in surprisingly good shape with the combination. Wish I was in good shape. :(

Like I said, well-written is the big thing. It also helps if it's a fandom I give two shits about. XD

Oh man, he TOTALLY IS. Except with the white-hair costume. That was just fugly on so many levels. *laughing her ass off* Evil Dead isn't scary, though. Well, not anymore. Now it's just funny. :D

Something tells me Sam wouldn't be receptive. He's already in a long-term relationship with Jose Cuervo. Michael, on the other hand, would probably be...if there was a guarantee that Fiona wouldn't dismember either of them. XD I wasn't going to make the porn overt anyways, so maybe that'll make it easier for you to read. Still, you're getting gratuitous Victor, and also mental images of Victor naked, so there ya go! XD

*uses her FAVORITE Michael Shanks icon*

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


Come to one of my dad's yoga classes! Or one of my grandparents' for that matter (they teach it too). :D

It was!! But then I was like "heeeee, GARY OLDMAN," and I ignored it. And Evil Dead scared the beejeezums out of me when I first saw it - and I was eight. *SNORT* But yes - now it's just funny. I laugh every time blood gushes out of the wall at Ash in the second one, or when blood comes out of the cellar after Jake gets pulled in. XD

I once read a fic that explored the time when Sam and Mike first met. Sam rescued Mike from burning in the desert, and took him back to his little bunker-type thing to help heal him. They were both totally in character, and it was awesome. Near the end of the fic, Mike was sleeping, and Sam woke him up by pouring some tequila (I think it was tequila) on his stomach. It was funny. *loves* I haven't read it in ages though. *digs through her bookmarks*

But gratuitous Victor shall be welcomed. More than welcomed, actually. DEMANDED. *beams*

*uses one of her favorite Michael Weatherly icons*

'Cause, let's face it, I can't choose just one. XD

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


I just laughed my ass off at how shitty the special effects were. Also at the fact that Bruce Campbell looked kinda girly in the first Evil Dead movie. Knowing how he's kind of a god of badassery now, it just cracked me up. XD

I'd like to read that, if you find it. For some reason, I can't picture Sam wasting good tequilla like that. XD

I'm thinking that maybe Victor hooks up with Sam's daughter once or twice, just because of how much shit it would get him into (and yes, for mental images of nekked!Victor). Angry Sam is Funny Sam. My family has decided that. :D

Oh man, that icon. I love that icon. :D

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


I know! "I can't shoot Shelly, she's a friend of ours!" You wimp! Then he toughened up and turned into a womanizer. Awesome. XD

Here you go! Silly Anna - he doesn't waste it! He licks it off! :D

BAHAHAHAHAHA poor Sam. *pets Sam*

I lovers it too! Feel free to steal, if you want. :D I'm about to do a mini-icon dump, and I'm gonna put that one in. *g*

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


And the HAIRCUT. Oh, the HAIRCUT. It looks much better when it's all messed up and covered in goop and stuff. XD

Ooh, will have to read it! :D

Hee hee. I torture Sam, but it's because I know he can handle it. Navy SEALs can handle anything! :D

Ooer! I think I shall! :D *steals it and runs off, cradling it gently so as not to hurt the pretty*

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


I know!! His hair was SO FUNNY! *dies* Gotta love the early 80s. XD

Yes! Read it! It is awesome. :D

That just gave me an idea for a NCIS/Burn Notice crossover. *shifty*

You can nick any of the icons I've got in my userpics - I don't care. *beams*

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


The Early '80s: When The Only Words Appropriate Enough to Describe Fashion Were "Shit Happens." XD

Oh man, that WAS awesome. And EEEEEEEEEEEE NCIS BURN NOTICE CROSSOVER. I can has Michael/Tony/Gibbs threesome? :D

YAY! Same to you. Just so long as you credit, but I think that's a given. :)

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


What an accurate phrase! XD

I told you! AND I KNOW, RIGHT??

...mebbeh. *shifty* I've never tried writing a threesome before. *ponders* I just want to see how Sam will interact with everyone. *dies laughing*

Well, yeah! Duh. :D

From: [identity profile] collegeanna19.livejournal.com


Sam would probably hit on Ziva and get a black eye, and Fiona would give Ziva a black eye for hitting on Michael. And then they'd have the most EPIC CHICKFIGHT EVER. *dies laughing*

At least, that's my guess. XD
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LOL! I think it's cute. Besides, the whole potato / potahto thing is just ridiculous. I love different dialects and accents!

Wanna hear something funny? I tend to turn into a bit of a chameleon wherever I am. When I'm in Canada, rest assured I'll end every other sentence with "eh?" after two days. When I visit my best friend down in Tennessee, I'll start drawling with the best of 'em. When I'm in England, I sound like Patrick Stewart after a while. When I talk to my Australian friend for long enough, my "today" will sound like "to die" and everyone will ask me who got killed. LOL! It's...weird.

Personally, I prefer my soft Californian slang. But that means I have to actually be in California! LOL!

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


It is ridiculous! *facepalm*

I did that when I was younger! When I went to visit my family in Georgia, my accent would slip into a lazy drawl. *SNORT* Now whenever I visit, it doesn't regress so bad - it comes out a little more, but not too much. It's just morphed into how I talk everyday. *g*

From: [identity profile] milanthruil.livejournal.com


I've always said "orange" as "orng". Who needs all those extra vowels anyway? lol My mom calls them "Orinches"... but sshe's from the country part of the Northwest... where the call it "Worshington."

Accents make me happy, though! (I especially love foreign accents is general) I will unconsciously assimilate my 'accent' like crazy in the course of a conversation sometimes. Like, I went to California, and stared talking like people down there in the first couple minutes.

I can put on fairly good Scottish and Irish accents given a few lines to shape them in my mouth.

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


All those extra vowels just waste time!

I love foreign accents too - I can do a mean London accent. Had to learn how to do a proper one awhile back for drama, and I have loads of fun using it. I go downtown and pretend I'm a tourist when I'm bored. *snort*

From: [identity profile] milanthruil.livejournal.com


I know, don't they? damn vowels. lol

My friend and I went to a Lord of the Rings film festival and pretended she was visiting from France. It was pretty awesome. :D

British is a little hard for me.. but I can get it after a while... I can also do German.. kind of...

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


Duping people is just too much fun - how can you not do it? *g*

From: [identity profile] cookiemom6067.livejournal.com


I was raised in Kansas, but Dad was from Oklahoma and Mom hailed from Louisiana (which is pronounced LOOSIana, not LOUISEiana, thank you very much). They also spent 10 years in Chicago (no idea what part of my accent owes its origin to that part of the country). It always took awhile for our accents and idioms to inch back up above the Mason-Dixon after a week or two at Grandma's.

My mom always said AREange, too - and she was definitely not from Boston.

It's a lot more interesting than everyone sounding like they came from Nowheresville, anyway.

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


It's the same with us - my dad's got a Key West accent (which is very similar to a New York accent), and my mom's got a Boston accent (from her dad) - but whenever we visit family in Georiga, we always pick up certain phrases and idioms, and when we get back into town, people always look at us funny. Heh.

Indeed! Accents add character - makes you less boring. Blah.

From: [identity profile] cookiemom6067.livejournal.com


Mom was always a little sad when the "Ma'am" wore off and we were back to our disrespectful little midwestern selves.

As a small child, I used the Southern "Coke" to refer to fizzy fountain beverages of all flavors, but finally settled on the more prevalent (here in the flatlands, anyway) "pop" of my peers when I got older. But, I don't think I would start an argument with someone that calls it "soda."

Dad was the only one that would "Warsh" his hands before dinner. All the rest of us preferred to wash them.

I got here via your recent Rocket-Propelled Romance series, and the title of your post compelled me to read and comment. I'm enjoying "String Theory" - you write very well.

Accents are fun -

From: [identity profile] spoonyriffic.livejournal.com


My mom doesn't like anyone calling her ma'am - says it makes her feel old. *snort*

I call it soda, and sometimes coke - never called it pop though, only my grandfather calls it pop. Says it feels weird to call it "soda" or "coke." Heh.

Ohhh, thanks very much! *gg*

Accents are made of win. End of story. *nods*
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