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Nonius Unbound
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Posted: 2017-06-22 22:07

Sick of hearing posh psuedo RP English accents in:

1. British Costume dramas. First layer of bullshit. Non-Rhotic pronunciation is a relatively modern phenomenon. King George and George Washington both spoke English with Rhotic accents. Non Rhotic bullshit became popular in the early 19th century because...well, it sounded more posh.

2. Anything Roman. Come on. Romans sounded more like East LA drug dealers than some English fag with an RP accent.

3. Fantasy stuff, like Lord of the Rings. etc.

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Posted: 2017-06-23 12:42
Me no english man, but I think Game Of Thrones is really bad....

Even though I like the Tyrion Lannister character, it is obvious to a non native speaker that he has a really realy hard time with the RP accent....

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Joined: Jun 2004
Posted: 2017-06-23 16:54
re GoT, The Aidan Gillen / Tommy Carcetti character is the best Smiley

Can't wait for the next series

@Nonius if you've enough of posh british accents you could check out Peaky Blinders - I'm sure there is a lot more to watch between HBO,BBC International, and the ****** bay, but I'm the wrong person to ask.


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Posted: 2017-06-24 01:27
But it's how I got paid, old man?!?

A CEO (not mine) had the audacity today to ask me if I could put a quick VaR model together. I told him I can do all of them but VaR, however I could connect him with a guy who could VaR it up. I came close to saying I could give him his fax number but that might have been a step too far.

Seriously Nonius with certain Bell-ends it can go a million miles. Let's not mention the use of it with the women of New York City...

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Joined: Feb 2005
Posted: 2017-06-26 07:39
@nonius - is this what happens when vol is too low and you have too much time?

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Posted: 2017-07-05 15:13
GoT is a just a degenerate and trashy version of LoTR

what we need is more sci-fi. hyperion, the three-body problem etc.
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