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Old 11-28-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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Hi Folks,
I'm an Information Technology professional (20 yrs.) and have run my own network service business for the last 10+ years.

The local economy and real estate market in this area have really taken a nose-dive in the last year. (Yeah, I know... It's the same everywhere.)

TIA,

Mike
ComputerGuy,

I think I found a way for you to make ends meet while in OK! It works. Just follow the easy instructions by this entrepreneur (pic below) and you too can instantly make megabytes,...er megabucks in Oklahoma!

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff275/redbird4848/Will_code_HTML_for_food.jpg (broken link)
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:13 AM
 
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How often do you Okies actually hear "y'all" in everyday life?
Very seldom, and whenever it happens it could be that the person is a transplant from Texas.I wonder though, wouldn't "you'all" be more proper and make more sense that "you guys?"

What I do unconsciously and always have is that whenever someone is speaking to me in an accent, I slip right into it and answer back the same way. I have tried to control myself, but it just happens. No one seems to notice. My step-father and ex-mother-in-law were from Arkansas. Maybe that is why. I also went through high school with a friend that was from Arkansas. And I grew up thinking the word wash was pronounced worsh. And so I am always correctly myself on that one.

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Old 11-29-2007, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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ComputerGuy,

I think I found a way for you to make ends meet while in OK! It works. Just follow the easy instructions by this entrepreneur (pic below) and you too can instantly make megabytes,...er megabucks in Oklahoma!
THAT'S NOT FUNNY!

M.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Very seldom, and whenever it happens it could be that the person is a transplant from Texas.I wonder though, wouldn't "you'all" be more proper and make more sense that "you guys?"
We say "you guys" up here... Even when referring to women...
I guess it's a gender-neutral term.

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What I do unconsciously and always have is that whenever someone is speaking to me in an accent, I slip right into it and answer back the same way. I have tried to control myself, but it just happens. No one seems to notice. My step-father and ex-mother-in-law were from Arkansas. Maybe that is why. I also went through high school with a friend that was from Arkansas. And I grew up thinking the word wash was pronounced worsh. And so I am always correctly myself on that one.
I pick up languages and accents easily, but not unconsciously...

In MA, "Park the car in the yard" was pronounced "Pahk the cah in the yahd."
Took me years to learn to pronounce my "R"s when I got to NH.

Also in MA, I had an IT job in a health care facility where about 70% of the employees spoke Spanish... Within about 6 months, I was almost fluent.

In the management job after that, there were 2 girls who spoke Spanish amongst themselves and thought they had their own secret code...
You should have seen their faces when I made a comment about the subject they were talking about in Spanish... THAT was funny.

The REAL born and bred locals where I live now talk like this:
"Nine is fine" becomes "Noyn is foyn"... I've resisted picking that up...
I'm an IT guy... We just don't talk that way.
My wife on the other hand has picked up the local patios a bit...
That's kinda scary.

I think I know why some people say "worsh"...
They were picking up all the "R"s I was dropping.

What I thought was really funny was when we watched a ton of John Wayne movies and I caught myself talking like The Duke... That came pretty natural for me, so maybe I do belong a bit farther West.

You have to admit though...
If everyone sounded the same, it would be pretty boring.

Speaking of which...
Does anyone in OK say "kinda" (kind of) or "gonna" (going to) ?
It's so normal in New England I even type it that way.

M.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Speaking of which...
Does anyone in OK say "kinda" (kind of) or "gonna" (going to) ?
It's so normal in New England I even type it that way.

M.
Yes, all day and night long.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I use kinda and gonna all the time..
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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i do too but i am from california.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Good...

I'm kinda glad I'm not gonna have to give up kinda and gonna.

M.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Default Tulsa

We've seen a ton of really inexpensive places listed in Tulsa that look pretty suburban or even small town, as opposed to city...

Is it possible that those places could even be remotely quiet?

M.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:03 PM
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Location: Pawnee Nation
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DM me some mls numbers and I will get you some neighborhood information
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