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Poor Tani.

She is playing some sort of brain game on her DSi that makes her shout colours at it.

No problem, eh?

Well, the DSi only seems to understand American English, so the poor child is shouting "blue" at the thing and it doesn't recognise the word, because when she says it, it sound more like "blew".

The louder she shouts, the more nasal the "blew" gets.

Very frustrated little mouse...



Yeah, I told her to say "bloo", it worked like a charm. Picky gadget.



Anyhow, today Tania went up one reading level. YAY!

She can now select 'turquoise' books. Children here take home a book every day to read with their parents. Books are sorted by a colour scheme representing the suitability for certain reading abilities. Turquise is quite high up.

*grins like a loon*

And to think that a bit more than a year ago she could not speak English or read in any language! Now she reads books by herself AND has taught herself how to read German as well.

I think I'll take the little genious for a treat on the weekend.
lady_of_clunn: (Default)
Poor Tani.

She is playing some sort of brain game on her DSi that makes her shout colours at it.

No problem, eh?

Well, the DSi only seems to understand American English, so the poor child is shouting "blue" at the thing and it doesn't recognise the word, because when she says it, it sound more like "blew".

The louder she shouts, the more nasal the "blew" gets.

Very frustrated little mouse...



Yeah, I told her to say "bloo", it worked like a charm. Picky gadget.



Anyhow, today Tania went up one reading level. YAY!

She can now select 'turquoise' books. Children here take home a book every day to read with their parents. Books are sorted by a colour scheme representing the suitability for certain reading abilities. Turquise is quite high up.

*grins like a loon*

And to think that a bit more than a year ago she could not speak English or read in any language! Now she reads books by herself AND has taught herself how to read German as well.

I think I'll take the little genious for a treat on the weekend.
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Uh huh.

Right.

When I moved, I had to close our account with ScottishGas. The girl in the contact centre sounded REALLY Scottish. Not 'look I am so funny I am Scottish but still you can understand me TV personality Scottish', but Highland Scottish.

I didn't have a clue what she was saying. And it appears she couldn't understand me, either. After a lot of 'pardons' I said:

"I am sorry, I used to live in America, I have a funny accent."

Instead of something like "Ah, you know, I have a Scottish accent, must be difficult for you, too." Or anything equally polite, she just said:

"Yes."

Well. There you go.
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

New York City. You are most definitely from New York City. Not New Jersey, not Connecticut. If you are from Jersey then you can probably get into New York City in 10 minutes or less.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

 

 

 

And to think that the amount of time I spent in NYC in my entire life so far sums up to a total of 4 or 5 days ...

I think it just came out that way because it only tests for American accents. Mine has toned down considerably. I am getting into all these nasal tones lately.
lady_of_clunn: (Default)
Uh huh.

Right.

When I moved, I had to close our account with ScottishGas. The girl in the contact centre sounded REALLY Scottish. Not 'look I am so funny I am Scottish but still you can understand me TV personality Scottish', but Highland Scottish.

I didn't have a clue what she was saying. And it appears she couldn't understand me, either. After a lot of 'pardons' I said:

"I am sorry, I used to live in America, I have a funny accent."

Instead of something like "Ah, you know, I have a Scottish accent, must be difficult for you, too." Or anything equally polite, she just said:

"Yes."

Well. There you go.
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

New York City. You are most definitely from New York City. Not New Jersey, not Connecticut. If you are from Jersey then you can probably get into New York City in 10 minutes or less.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

 

 

 

And to think that the amount of time I spent in NYC in my entire life so far sums up to a total of 4 or 5 days ...

I think it just came out that way because it only tests for American accents. Mine has toned down considerably. I am getting into all these nasal tones lately.

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