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Cunning Linguists Languages and their use. What languages do you speak and why? What do words really mean? Can you say things in one language that you can't say in another? Should there be a national language? How many languages should a person know and what are they?

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Old 2007-06-19, 18:50
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This may sound like a rather strange topic, but when you prounounce the "tt" In the middle of a word- such as "Better"- Do you say:

"Bedder"
If you're American you'll probably do this- (Pronounce your T's as D's.) Yet i do this on some occasions and i am English.

The original "Better"
If you're an upperclass Brit you'll probably do this- It generally sounds quite posh.

And of course, the "Be'er"
True English slang, most classes of the average English person will do this; Being of general loutish type accents, that is.

Yes, as said previously- This is a strange topic but curiously interesting- It also says alot about yourself.. Plus as i have OCD, i get obsessed at times with which one i say, which is fucking annoying.
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Old 2007-06-19, 18:53
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We Have A Forum For Words.
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Default Re: On a certain annoyance of speaking English..

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The original "Better"
If you're an upperclass Brit you'll probably do this- It generally sounds quite posh.

And of course, the "Be'er"
True English slang, most classes of the average English person will do this; Being of general loutish type accents, that is.
Those two.

Depends on the company and situation.

For example, with my mates or dad generally messing around I'd say "Be'er" most likely.
But with other people who are older/not seen as much or at a special family occasion like a wedding I'd say "Better".
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I say "better". I HATE it so fucking much when people say d's instead of t's or when they completely skip the sound and say something like "thaaa" instead of "that" or whatever.
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"Bett'a"
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Old 2007-06-19, 19:22
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Come to think of it, i do use the "Be'er" Every now and again when i'm not thinking.. Argh, i never used to think of it before, now i always do Its a hindrance.
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Old 2007-06-19, 19:24
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Default Re: On a certain annoyance of speaking English..

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"Bett'a"
Word up. Bett'a all the way.
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Old 2007-06-19, 19:25
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people are so fucking stupid. Scroll down on the community page you mother fucker.
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Old 2007-06-19, 19:27
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Default Re: On a certain annoyance of speaking English..

I've been sitting here for the past few minutes trying to figure out which way I say it, but I honestly can't tell the difference between "better" and "bedder". They sound the same to me...
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Old 2007-06-19, 19:28
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