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#3301 picka

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:26 AM

Like all languages, the Japanese language has many dialects, from well-known
ones like Osaka-ben and Kyoto-ben to the unintelligible utterances of people
from the Tohoku region of northern Honshu, whose strangely inflected speech is
caused (according to one theory) by centuries of living in the cold, which
encouraged people to learn to speak with shorter words and not open their
mouths as widely while talking. When the capital of Japan was officially moved
from Kyoto to Edo (which was renamed Tokyo or "East Capital" in homage to the
cities of Beijing and Nanjing, "North Capital" and "South Capital"
respectively), the official language of Japan became the dialect used in
Tokyo. Today Japanese from all regions of the country have to come to terms
with this bi-dialectical aspect of their language, the existance of their own
local dialect in relation to the "official" language taught in schools, which
can differ quite a lot. In the U.S., we don't have a physical region that we
define standard American English by, just as we lack an official body to
define the boundaries of our language like the Academie francaise in France --
whatever dialect they're using on the evening news is the most accurate
bellweather of standard American English, for the most part.
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#3302 gadfly

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 04:42 PM

I'm having pear cider and a fried egg sandwich with pepper cheese for breakfast! :kowt:
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:53 PM

Sounds pretty good......

I am having Foster's Freeze. Burger combo deal.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:34 AM

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#3305 gadfly

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 03:23 PM

Cool pics, picka! :kowt:

I was disturbed by the house that had a santa sleigh on the lawn and another on the roof...two santas? WTF?
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Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:19 PM

Originally posted by gadfly
Cool pics, picka! :kowt:

I was disturbed by the house that had a santa sleigh on the lawn and another on the roof...two santas? WTF?


How the hell do you think He get's all that shit done in 1 night!?!?! :cheers:
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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:12 PM

Originally posted by picka
How the hell do you think He get's all that shit done in 1 night!?!?! :cheers:



Ah! That's it! He just moves so fast that it looked like there was more than one of him! :gadfly:
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