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Old 10-29-11, 09:20 PM
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I learned a new word today.

Bidialectal.
To be proficient in two dialects of the same language.

Those who have heard me around other Southerners would agree, I am bidialectal.
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Old 10-29-11, 09:29 PM
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Give me a few shots of single malt and I could be tridialectical.

English, Scottish, and Irish.

English was my second language btw...
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If I ride an upright and a recumbent, does that make me bi-cycl-ual?
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I learned a new word last week. nystagmus - involuntary eye movement - and in Ming's case - left to right (slowly) in right eye only. Guess it can be hereditary for siamese and associated cats. Not a word I wanted to learn, but now I know why she looks cross-eyed at times.
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I thought surly was a name.
turns out it's an adjective.
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Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
Bidialectal.
To be proficient in two dialects of the same language.

Those who have heard me around other Southerners would agree, I am bidialectal.
Pfft. Newb.

I know English, Chinese English, Warehouse slang and Ebonics.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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I speak American, English and Texican with a smattering of proper Spanish. I understand most of the southern dialects, even Jawjawn.
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I speak American, English and Texican with a smattering of proper Spanish. I understand most of the southern dialects, even Jawjawn.
Wasn't he in Star Wars?
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I speak English, Yooper, and Autotune.
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we had to send my youngest to pre-school to learn to speak west-virginian. He's fluent - but not so much in english.
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we had to send my youngest to pre-school to learn to speak west-virginian. He's fluent - but not so much in english.
Now you're gonna need to brush up on Okie and Texican for next football season- Welcome to the Big 12!
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we had to send my youngest to pre-school to learn to speak west-virginian. He's fluent - but not so much in english.
I should have you writing my West-by-God stories.

Y'all keep an eagle eye on that youngin and some day he'll be a "guberment" translater.
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Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
Bidialectal.
To be proficient in two dialects of the same language.

Those who have heard me around other Southerners would agree, I am bidialectal.
Quaddialectal
Texican
Southern drawl
Prarie squabble
Jawjawn(wtf that is?)
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I should have you writing my West-by-God stories.

Y'all keep an eagle eye on that youngin and some day he'll be a "guberment" translater.
well, he's now 19 and bossing those old folks around the oil rigs - he's got 2 guys who are the fathers of kids he went to school with. Just a little awkward...
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If you can row on both sides of a crew (eights are 'sweep' boats, singles are 'sculling' boats) then I refer to you as 'Bisweptual'.
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If you can row on both sides of a crew (eights are 'sweep' boats, singles are 'sculling' boats) then I refer to you as 'Bisweptual'.
I always thought those Yale and Oxford crews were light in their loafers.
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well, he's now 19 and bossing those old folks around the oil rigs - he's got 2 guys who are the fathers of kids he went to school with. Just a little awkward...
Not a good boss job to be the guy looking down the top of the well tube for oil.Very messy indeed.
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If you can row on both sides of a crew (eights are 'sweep' boats, singles are 'sculling' boats) then I refer to you as 'Bisweptual'.
Done there, been that. College rowing team, 1984-1988. Spent most my career as a starboard, but occasionally filled in at port.
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