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Old 01-23-2008, 01:28 AM   #41
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Ah yes, I remember upper-middle class...

Then I moved out, and now, I would say "lower class" fits my life now. At least it feels like it. My son lives a first class life though, the kid owns more clothes and toys than I do, and I have a 24 year head start....

But I still occasionally mooch off of mom and dad.

Wait, why am I posting here instead of Samandmax.net....And why am I posting in someone else's conversation...

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Old 01-23-2008, 08:19 PM   #42
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London! England!

Originally from Lancashire, North England.
I'm from London, England too..

Originally from Staffordshire. :- P
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:24 PM   #43
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Nottinghamshire, England, UK.
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Originally Posted by ThunderPeel2001
Lancashire, North England.
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Lancashire
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Staffordshire
Looking at the evidence, I don't think I can get so angry now when Americans think we all live like Hobbits.

My county is Buckinghamshire by the way. :S


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:51 PM   #44
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Germany, hm.

"Mir Schwäble könne allesch, nua kee hochdeeusch."
Yes.

Aber ich kann hochdeutsch.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:00 PM   #45
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Did somebody say "Aber"?

What does that word mean in German?
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:55 PM   #46
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It means 'but'.

But I think in terms of British geography in towns, i.e. Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Abertawe it means 'over' followed by the river the town/city is on.

As for me, I live in Cardiff, Wales, though I am from the north-east of Scotland.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:49 AM   #47
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Did somebody say "Aber"?

What does that word mean in German?
Yeah that confused the **** out of me went I went to Germany. It's pronounced Ar - ber rather than Ab - er, at least in Bavaria. Maybe a real German could comment on what it's like in whatever the German equivalent of RP is. I know there's a few knocking about ...


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:24 PM   #48
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Yeah that confused the ****
The **** what?

Bavaria is not Germany, Bavaria is Bavaria. No that was a joke. Bavaria is Germany.
I say a-ber.

And what is a "equivalent"?

Wikipedia:
"Aber and Inver as place-name elements

Aber comes from a Brythonic word meaning confluence or river mouth and appears in Welsh, Scottish and Breton place names. Standing alone, it is the popular short form of the following Welsh place names:

* Abergwyngregyn
* Aberystwyth"

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"Other

* Aber Diamond, a Canadian diamond mining company.
* Aber is also the name of a company that makes photo-etched brass detailing sets for model military vehicles.
* Aber is the German word for "but".
* ABER is an abbreviation for abduction with external rotation, an important position of the arm for MR imaging of the shoulder
* ABER can also be an abbreviation for abercrombie"
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:22 PM   #49
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Bavaria is not Germany, Bavaria is Bavaria.
Joke or not, you have no idea how many times I've had this conversation with someone from Bavaria. I don't know if this is representative of the views of the majority, but so many people down there say Bavaria should be independent from Germany as a whole. And Franconia should be cut off from Bavaria too.

Anyway, by a "German equivalent of RP" I mean the correct way to pronounce things in German. In English, for example, we have Recieved Pronounciation (RP) also known as the Queen's English. This is how rich/posh people talk and it is considered to be correct. Since I learned German in Bavaria I have a Bavarian accent and I don't know "Proper German". Which is why I suggested I could be wrong.

EDIT: I guess that would be the hochdeutsch you were talking about earlier.


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:59 PM   #50
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Hochdeutsch is not only for rich people. It´s an accent. Hochdeutsch is the "normal" german, that you find in an english-german/german-english, spanish-german/german-spanish, french-german/german-french and so on... diktionary. Or in a book, movie or what else.

@Bavaria
Yes, i know, but you can´t chance it. Bavaria belongs to Germany. But it WAS own. From 555 to 1871. Since 1871 it belongs to the German Reich. Today Germany. Since 1949 it belongs to the Federal Republic of Germany.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:50 AM   #51
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