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Dr. Goodword Discusses the Rebel-Yankee Test on NPR

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Dr. Goodword Discusses the Rebel-Yankee Test on NPR

Postby Dr. Goodword » Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:31 am

The NPR story on the alphaDictionary Rebel-Yankee Test can be heard and read about at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5496546
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:03 am

OOh! The Doc Himself! I wonder if we'll get to hear some Russian spoken with a Southern drawl while he's on the air? :lol:
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Postby bdhsd » Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:59 pm

Loved the show, but really!!! To say that no one west of Ohio has a noticable accent!!?? I'm from South Dakota and I can tell you that my Scandanavian cousins in the Dakotas and Minnesota take extreme umbrage! Especially as to the question of whether or not "route" rhymes with "root" or "foot." We ALL know route ryhmes with boot while root is pronounced like roof!

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Postby Bailey » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:40 pm

dang, I missed the show, and can't find the replay on npr, help?

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Postby Bailey » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:41 pm

Bailey wrote:dang, I missed the show, and can't find the replay on npr, help? route(rowt) rhymes with boot?

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listenin to da show

Postby bdhsd » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:09 pm

well, it's on:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5496546

or if you're on the npr homepage you should be able to put this line into your browser address bar and hit enter:

javascript:getMedia('ME', '20-Jun-2006', '15', 'RM,WM');
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Postby Bailey » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:03 pm

thanks, I found that page before but overlooked the
'listen' link. I enjoyed the show, and it's as I've always said, I really have no accent, mine is pure and is as easy to understand as possible.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:21 pm

I'm sure the interview was great.

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Postby Perry » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:52 am

I just listened. Well done Robert!
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Postby sluggo » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:05 pm

Bailey wrote:
Bailey wrote:dang, I missed the show, and can't find the replay on npr, help? route(rowt) rhymes with boot?

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I can't get the feed :cry: -is the Dr. saying that 'rowt' for route is a Southern thing? I'm still attached to my NFL media theory. Sure seems to me that this is a word currently in transit. Have others noticed this as a shift?

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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:33 am

I just listenend to the doc's interview. Why so short :?:

Contrary to what I thought, the doc sounds like a very nice guy. I always imagined him much more serious. Don't ask me why.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:34 am

I just listened to the doc's interview. Why so short :?:
I had downloaded Windows Media Player 11 (I think) and thought that might help me listen to the radio show, and it did!

Contrary to what I thought, the doc sounds like a very nice guy. I always imagined him much more serious. Don't ask me why.

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Postby gailr » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:41 pm

The mac just looked at me blankly, but the pc downloaded the interview on the first try. (Mac, love, you're killing me, here...)

The interview segments are often short, unless the person is a well-known pop icon or political figure. It was good exposure for the alphaDictionary, though. I also noted the reference to "Mr. Beard"...

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Postby sluggo » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:24 am

gailr wrote:

The interview segments are often short, unless the person is a well-known pop icon or political figure. It was good exposure for the alphaDictionary, though. I also noted the reference to "Mr. Beard"...

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Scandalacious! He's a well-known icon 'round these parts, though I'd hesitate to call him "Pop".
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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:28 am

Why? Would you call him Soda?

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