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Oct 1, 2020 - 6:49:44 AM
55629 posts since 12/14/2005

The importance of  clear pronunciation of the lyrics was much LEANED on by our vocal coach, back when I was part of a folk trio which HAD a vocal coach.

Great example:

First several thousand times I heard THIS song   https://youtu.be/pc0ReziWL7E

I couldn't tell if they were playing baseball with SHIRRED rocks, or SHIRT rocks, or "sure drox"..

I could imagine wrapping a rock in enough strips of old shirt to make it about the size and weight of a baseball.

But I had NO IDEA what a "shirred rock" might be.

Finally, with computer access to the actual lyrics, I discovered that they were referring to  mineral form of silicon dioxide (SiO 2 )

CHERT ROCKS

Edited by - mike gregory on 10/01/2020 06:50:41

Oct 1, 2020 - 7:02:42 AM
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Owen

Canada

6414 posts since 6/5/2011

It's not just in songs....

Just this a.m. over breakfast I'm looking out the window and ask: "Is that fog in the field?" 

My wife looks and says: "I don't see it. Where?" 

Me: "Well, just look out across... you can't see the trees."

Wife:  "Oh fog, I thought you said 'dog.' "

Me: "Well it's no wonder you can't see the dog... the fog is too thick."

Edited by - Owen on 10/01/2020 07:16:42

Oct 1, 2020 - 9:16:15 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Owen

It's not just in songs....

Just this a.m. over breakfast I'm looking out the window and ask: "Is that fog in the field?" 

My wife looks and says: "I don't see it. Where?" 

Me: "Well, just look out across... you can't see the trees."

Wife:  "Oh fog, I thought you said 'dog.' "

Me: "Well it's no wonder you can't see the dog... the fog is too thick."

 


Sounds very much like conversations in my house, only it would be punctuated at the end with me saying "OW!" and rubbing my arm. 

Oct 1, 2020 - 11:10:42 AM
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251 posts since 10/4/2018

pray that you don't shart rocks.

Oct 2, 2020 - 6:33:27 AM

55629 posts since 12/14/2005

"Flee! Flee! there's a shart approaching!!"

-Chief Brody-

Oct 2, 2020 - 7:27:44 AM
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You don't hear as many regional accents nowadays. Two local Alabamians were discussing a fire which had happened. The pronounced the word "fire" in such a way it sounded like the word "far". A snowbird who was unfamiliar with local speech patterns asked "What is a "far"?"

My wife watches English programs on TV. Sometimes I don't even know what the actors are saying.

Oct 8, 2020 - 9:34:26 AM
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Owen

Canada

6414 posts since 6/5/2011

..for your consideration:

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Oct 9, 2020 - 4:13:29 AM

3643 posts since 12/6/2009

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

It's not just in songs....

Just this a.m. over breakfast I'm looking out the window and ask: "Is that fog in the field?" 

My wife looks and says: "I don't see it. Where?" 

Me: "Well, just look out across... you can't see the trees."

Wife:  "Oh fog, I thought you said 'dog.' "

Me: "Well it's no wonder you can't see the dog... the fog is too thick."

 


uh oh....sounds like our conversations.....in our house lol...." its snow out"...".what, you lost your pole.".........".you ol fool"....."what tool"...."forget it"

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