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Old 12-09-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
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Since I've befriended so many people from NJ at work, school, and in my own community I, too, now say "dawg", "tawk", "draw" (instead of drawer), etc. I find NJ accents to be a huge turn-on, so hopefully I can get the hang of it soon enough!

its funny because many of my co-workers who try to mock me are now stuck talking the way i do lol

 
Old 12-09-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
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I say:

dawg, tawlk, wawter ... and I tell you this ... I must be very bored also as it took me quite a while thinking about this to actually figure it out ... saying the words over and over ... using them in sentences ... LOL ... now who was more bored you or me ... LOL
:-p
 
Old 12-10-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Since I've befriended so many people from NJ at work, school, and in my own community I, too, now say "dawg", "tawk", "draw" (instead of drawer), etc. I find NJ accents to be a huge turn-on, so hopefully I can get the hang of it soon enough!
Why fake an accent....I can see maybe dropping some "NEPAisms" for a more neutral accent....but intentionally trying to fake a NY/NJ accent??

I'd like to have an Irish accent...but I know I would sound like a goof if I tried.....
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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Why fake an accent....I can see maybe dropping some "NEPAisms" for a more neutral accent....but intentionally trying to fake a NY/NJ accent??

I'd like to have an Irish accent...but I know I would sound like a goof if I tried.....
I don't even think you have to "fake" it after being in it for awhile...

It took me about 2 years 'til I said "y'all" for the 1st time!! When it came outta my mouth, I thought "did I REALLY just say that"???

My friend & her daughter lived in upstate NY (Ithaca) & they moved to NC when her daughter was 13. I talked to her daughter on the phone last year (she's 22 now) & she sounded like a dyed-in-the wool southerner!! Funny thing was, she didn't "hear" it!!!
 
Old 12-12-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Should the US get into making cars? Why are we bailing out car companies? Just think where NE PA would be today if the US Govt bailed out the Textile and Machinist workers back in the day. NEPA has been losing workers since the 1980's and no bailouts! Now we must bailout car makers or the total US economy goes down the tubes.

Just look back at history for the true answer:

Farmers left the fields for the factory's. Economy grew and people still had food.
Toy industry left the US. Economy grew and kids still had lots of toys.
Electronics manufacturing industry left the US. Economy grew and we all have electronic gadgets.
Appliance industry left the US. Economy grew and no shortage of washer/dryers.
Computer manufacturing left the US. Economy grew and computers got more plentiful.
Help desk support left the US. Economy grew and we are learning the Indian-English language.

So the lesson is NO industry is so key to the US that we will NOT find a way to grow. That is free enterprise, the market is telling us we have TO MANY car companies. Let the market work without government involvement.

The government has lot's to do in order to take our streets back from the gangs and drug pushers. To solve our US health system crisis. To give its people a true funded Social Security system. To fill our schools with teachers and not just free food for the breakfast and lunch programs.

They do not need to run our banks and our car industry.

We have a Drug Czar, a homeland security Czar and now a 2B Car Czar! Please!
 
Old 12-14-2008, 12:18 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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The Bi 3 sucks anyways. Honda and Toyota blow away GM, Chrysler, and Ford. My Honda has well over 100,000 miles and runs and looks like new...just change the oil and put gas in it. Most Chevys are ready for the junkyard at that point. And Honda, Toyota, and other import companies continue to invest in America, building plants here, while the Big 3 close American plants, yet build plants in places like Mexico and China. Screw the Big 3...let them sink already with their unreliable gas-guzzling garbage.

I will never drive anything but a Honda or Toyota. I'm not driving "American" (I use this term loosely for the reasons I stated above, namely Japanese companies moving production to America while "American" companies put Americans out of work in favor of paying Chinese workers 12 cents an hour) just to be a jingoistic flag-waving fool.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
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The Bi 3 sucks anyways. Honda and Toyota blow away GM, Chrysler, and Ford. My Honda has well over 100,000 miles and runs and looks like new...just change the oil and put gas in it. Most Chevys are ready for the junkyard at that point. And Honda, Toyota, and other import companies continue to invest in America, building plants here, while the Big 3 close American plants, yet build plants in places like Mexico and China. Screw the Big 3...let them sink already with their unreliable gas-guzzling garbage.

I will never drive anything but a Honda or Toyota. I'm not driving "American" (I use this term loosely for the reasons I stated above, namely Japanese companies moving production to America while "American" companies put Americans out of work in favor of paying Chinese workers 12 cents an hour) just to be a jingoistic flag-waving fool.
couldn't agree more.. my 07 impala has already cracked 2 ball joints.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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My 1999 Ford Contour has only ever broken down ONCE during the 60,000 or so miles I've now put onto the engine, and even then it was only a problem with the alternator. I'd happily buy a Ford Focus next year, but methinks buying an American vehicle only to have the company fold two months later, reneging on its warranty/service programs in the process, would be an unsound investment, hence why Toyota/Scion of Scranton will be getting my business in 2009 for a Corolla!
 
Old 12-14-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
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My 1999 Ford Contour has only ever broken down ONCE during the 60,000 or so miles I've now put onto the engine, and even then it was only a problem with the alternator. I'd happily buy a Ford Focus next year, but methinks buying an American vehicle only to have the company fold two months later, reneging on its warranty/service programs in the process, would be an unsound investment, hence why Toyota/Scion of Scranton will be getting my business in 2009 for a Corolla!
Go with the Civic!!... lol
 
Old 12-15-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Let's see why I don't buy Big 3 cars:

88 Chevy Monte Carlo. After 25k miles Cam Shafts rounded off. Chevy paid SOME of repair due defective Cam Shafts but not 100%. Grrrr!
81 Ford Escort. Blown Head Gasket. No recovery, FORD provided rebuild kit due to known problem.
Problem #2. Drive belt broke and took out the values with it. Great! Expensive fix for a design flaw.
98 Chevy Blazer. Motor very good! Rest of vehicle had cheap knobs and handles that broke during normal use. Driver side mirror broke off! Eats battery's, on my 4th one sine its new. Side mount terminals get loose over time and eventually cannot be tightened anymore. Transmission blew out 3rd and 4th gear due to a 'cheap' gasket that allows transmission oil to leak inside the engine without being visible. Known problem with Blazer's that are over 8 years old.

88 Honda Accord. No major issues, normal wear items and maintenance with exception to CV Joints every so often.
92 Honda Accord. No major issues and still running with over 175k and would drive the car to Costa Rico and back and feel safe.
93 Honda Prelude. No major issues, great car!

Tell me how $15B will fix their design flaws on future cars?? I don't want to buy non American but I also don't try to throw my money away on bad investments as our Federal Government seems to like to do. At this point buying American cars is a bad investment IMO.

Also, if they put a car assembly plant in everyone of our 50 states I may be more inclined to say they should be bailed out.
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