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Old 30th Apr 2021, 15:05
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RAF at Rucker

If any RAF Puma crews at Rucker fancy getting their hands on a possible replacement 'contender' this weekend - and a slice of Alabama hospitality then please PM me and I'll put you in touch. Open invite
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EESDL - might be worth posting on the mil aircrew forum, quite a few lurkers hang out over there but less frequently in rotorheads. Sounds like an interesting project whatever you've got going on!
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Sounds like a thinly disguised p&ssup
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Sounds like a thinly disguised p&ssup
Crab, it probably is, but doubt you will make it seeing as its 4500 miles from home, plus you would then have a language problem if you ever go to Alabama or anywhere in the Deep South ..... firstly even with the finest middle class British accent 75% of people I meet ask if I’m from Australia and the other 25& generally reply “what did you just say” all that aside huge respect over here for the British Military that work side by side with American forces.
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If any RAF Puma crews at Rucker fancy getting their hands on a possible replacement 'contender' this weekend - and a slice of Alabama hospitality then please PM me and I'll put you in touch. Open invite
At this time they are at NAF El Centro for Exercise Imperial Leather sorry Zephyr




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Nomorehelos - I know what you mean, on our last holiday in the USA we stopped for a coffee before crossing Death Valley and I asked for a Mocha (pronouncing it mocker) - the lady behind the counter looked absolutely blank and after a couple more tries I pronounced it mowker and she instantly understood

So shouting 'Make way, British Officer' doesn't work then?
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Nomorehelos - I know what you mean, on our last holiday in the USA we stopped for a coffee before crossing Death Valley and I asked for a Mocha (pronouncing it mocker) - the lady behind the counter looked absolutely blank and after a couple more tries I pronounced it mowker and she instantly understood
"Mowker"? I'm surprised that worked at all, since the US pronunciation is "moe-k-uh", long O, very soft A, emphasis on the first syllable.

I deal with a fair number of UK and AUS folks. The UK accent is easier for me to understand most of the time, neither is very difficult unless it is very noisy. I don't hear too many Irish accents, but not too tough. Scottish is tough, and the NZ accent to me is nearly incomprehensible.
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If you pronounce mowker 'mow - kerr', as I did eventually, it is as you describe, a long o and emphasis on the first syllable. Just goes to show that writing it down doesn't help
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If you pronounce mowker 'mow - kerr', as I did eventually, it is as you describe, a long o and emphasis on the first syllable. Just goes to show that writing it down doesn't help
So "kerr" = "kuh"? It's the same sound?
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So "kerr" = "kuh"? It's the same sound?
Not in Amurkaland it isn't.
It's the one translation option google doesn't have. English to American
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So "kerr" = "kuh"? It's the same sound?
probably not quite but since the emphasis is on the first syllable it makes little difference. I pronounced the O in mocha as the O in orange rather than the O in owner. It seemed beyond her ability to make the connection between the two.
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All just as I thought. Seems there are even challenges with the written tongue

Next time just point and grunt...
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After many years of being asked by many Americans if I am Australian, I have reached the sad but unavoidable conclusion that to the untrained ear, those 2 accents must sound very similar. I think the British outrage at being asked if you are Australian (something I am long over) stems more from the indignity of the presumed cultural proximity, than there being a real difference in the accents.
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