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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    My favorite local construction is

    "Ah wuz jest fixin' ta cut off the lahts."
    The first time I heard it, I had no idea what it meant.

    When I got my masters at the local university back in the late 70s, a lady classmate asked me,
    "Do you have a pin?"
    I looked at her and shook my head, "A pin?"
    "Yes, I need to borrow a pin."
    "Sorry, no."
    "I need something to write with."
    "Oh, you need a PEN?"
    "Yes, that what I said, a pin."
    I let it go and gave her my pen.
    I love it!
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    I don't understand the confusion with pen and pin.
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    I remember i basic training in Ft Jackson South Carolina and a drill instructor told us to fall out on the Roay. Since we were all from the North East we had no clue he was saying Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Klingon View Post
    I don't understand the confusion with pen and pin.
    Where I grew up this was resolved by persons specifying a "ink pin", in contrast I suppose to a "pig pin".
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Klingon View Post
    I don't understand the confusion with pen and pin.
    [unless you're being facetious] Coming from New England, I had never heard anyone say 'pin' when they meant 'pen', but MOST people with Southern accents pronounce it exactly like my word 'pin'. In this conversation, I seriously thought she was asking me for a 'pin'. She, on the other hand, had no idea where my confusion came from. She thought she was saying an entirely different word from what I clearly heard.
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    I am still puzzled.. I don't know a different way to pronounce pin and pen.... if the DI pronounced road as roay, how did he pronounce rode?
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    Jo Jo Rabbit, a scientific psycho babble look at Adolf Hitler.
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    Pin/Pen
    My wife the left handed language genius is a stickler for this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bypd6_6CxUI
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    Though I'm a native New Englander I have had the opportunity to Iive an work in a few deep South locations where accents were thick. It took a little time but after 3 or 4 months it was as right as any english accent in the world.
    As for pin and pen the southerner pronounces pen , more like piyen , .. they kind of loiter around that vowel.

    Only a person suffering from asburgers woud ever get confused.
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    The only films that I've seen in a while have been "Motherless Brooklyn" and "JoJo Rabbit". I enjoyed them both. Both were in multiplexes. The sound system was much better for "Motherless" which by itself made it the more enjoyable of the two.
    Why "in a while"? I hate having to buy tickets in advance for reserved seats. If I don't want to pay the ridiculous fees they tack on for purchasing the tickets on-line I have to drive ten miles round trip hours in advance of the showing, as if I haven't anything better to do with my life.
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