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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:44 pm 
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The second map is accurate. People from Buffalo/Cleveland/Detroit/Chicago/St Louis all have basically the same accent. If you move to a city with lots of transplants it’s like you can hear each other from across the room.


What about David Cross' bit about the 'redneck' voice? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPuS1XoRoJs ... a co-worker who's just moved from Alberta says a lot of people there speak like they're from Texas, though born and raised in AB. If true, have they adopted it from the culture they devour?


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... and over 100 years ago, Kitchener used to be called 'Berlin'. Re-named after Lord K, though a lot of smaller towns and villages that surround this German- and Mennonite-heavy area weren't forced to change names.


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Bowens wrote:
The second map is accurate. People from Buffalo/Cleveland/Detroit/Chicago/St Louis all have basically the same accent. If you move to a city with lots of transplants it’s like you can hear each other from across the room.


What about David Cross' bit about the 'redneck' voice? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPuS1XoRoJs ... a co-worker who's just moved from Alberta says a lot of people there speak like they're from Texas, though born and raised in AB. If true, have they adopted it from the culture they devour?


I feel like that applies to every non-southern country music singer. Like they can be from Columbus, Ohio but for some reason have a Columbus, Georgia accent.


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Bowens wrote:
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The second map is accurate. People from Buffalo/Cleveland/Detroit/Chicago/St Louis all have basically the same accent. If you move to a city with lots of transplants it’s like you can hear each other from across the room.


What about David Cross' bit about the 'redneck' voice? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPuS1XoRoJs ... a co-worker who's just moved from Alberta says a lot of people there speak like they're from Texas, though born and raised in AB. If true, have they adopted it from the culture they devour?


I feel like that applies to every non-southern country music singer. Like they can be from Columbus, Ohio but for some reason have a Columbus, Georgia accent.


I try not to listen to that rubbish, but family do ... and I agree. Same goes for Canadian country singers. But from what I have heard, it wouldn't surprise me if they only select men and women who fit the standard and/or make them sing the same as everyone else because the genre is so bloody manufactured these days (I had a musician / music nerd tell me the vast majority is all pop music in its construction, and some have even included rhythmic spoken bits inspired by hip hop). George Jones and Hank Sr must be rolling in their graves! :)


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Cool site that you are probably aware of, but that I wasn't:

http://brilliantmaps.com


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Respondents to what, as it could have been a comic aimed at 7 year old kids


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Respondents to what, as it could have been a comic aimed at 7 year old kids


It literally says registered voters.


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More of a graph than a map, but of such profound geopolitical significance I felt it belonged here:

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George III's collection of military maps comprises some 3,000 maps, views and prints ranging from the disposition of Charles V's armies at Vienna in 1532 to the Battle of Waterloo (1815). They are now available online. The index map viewer is here. [Story via The Guardian]

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More of a graph than a map, but of such profound geopolitical significance I felt it belonged here:

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Yeah but per capita NZ clearly chugs out by far the most Chinese gooseberry...


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Just a point of order: Swaziland has changed it's name (by royal decree) to e'Swatini. Which basically means "Land of the Swazis".

I look forward to the USA being renamed (also by royal decree, natch) Trumpland.

That would make my day. :thumbup:


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Interesting map, curious about rose hall for Jamaica, didn’t realise it had an unbroken line as a business from 1770. Thought both the house and estate went into ruin for a least part of the twentieth century.


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No burnt wasteland ?


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Brit rail network, functioning and decommissioned:

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Seems to be missing Swanage. Should go right to the tip of Studland, but neither a disused or used railway according to the map.

Could have included the Isle of Man railways on there too, though I guess that's fair as its not the UK.


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I know they are only culchies but imagine living west of the Bann in NI?
No wonder they all drink and drive as there seems to be f**k all public transport.


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American regional accents. I've heard it proposed that some Yank accents are closer to regional English accents of the 17th or 18th century than is the case today in England?


Near where I'm from the Outer Banks and Downeast of North Carolina the natives speak an accent based on Elizabethan English. It's not considered an American accent. You can find some videos on YouTube about it. They are called "hoi toiders" because of how they pronounce "high tide". It's dying due to the migration of "dingbatters" into the area.


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... and over 100 years ago, Kitchener used to be called 'Berlin'. Re-named after Lord K, though a lot of smaller towns and villages that surround this German- and Mennonite-heavy area weren't forced to change names.


I can take you to Angola, Brazil, Mexico, Lebanon, Peru, and you will never leave Indiana.


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What's West of Westeros? Middle Earth!

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According to that, Essos=Valinor.


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East surely ?


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East surely ?


I didn't have you down as a flat earther.


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Gondor's beacon system from LotR, inspired by an actual Byzantine system in Anatolia:

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Can't make alcoholic drinks out of Tomatoes


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Tomato Europe probably aligns reasonable well with vineyard Europe.


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The Cenote Ring, every red dot is a cenote in the vicinity of the Chicxulub crater.


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The Chathams have put on some weight...

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Minced Oaths, anyone?

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Fuckin' usually.


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Lost 2020 vacation destinations 1: Greece

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Lost 2020 vacation destinations 2: Croatia

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Cool! Remember seeing a doc about the Armada that said England had a system as well ... though am just now reading that it goes back to ancient times for most people where there were hills and a major city far from the coast.

Bigger pic in the pdf below:

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https://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Rese ... 046-08.pdf


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Napoleonic Signal Towers in Ireland http://www.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index ... 1fc092b03e


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Kind of a map ... bird's eye of the Great Fire of London.

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Kind of a map ... bird's eye of the Great Fire of London.

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:thumbup: That's cool, I always like to see what cities looked like in the past (or approximations).


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