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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:23 am 
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There's definitely something going on there besides his American accent - and from the Poles I know in the UK, some of what he says definitely has the same kind of sound as my Polish friends; more subtle, but definitely there. Given the way it sounds, to me it seems more likely that he is a Pole who has learned an American accent (albeit it very well) rather than an American who has picked up a Polish "twang" to his voice - but that's just my impression.

Either way, I don't think he is a native American:

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:25 am 
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There's definitely something going on there besides his American accent - and from the Poles I know in the UK, some of what he says definitely has the same kind of sound as my Polish friends; more subtle, but definitely there. Given the way it sounds, to me it seems more likely that he is a Pole who has learned an American accent (albeit it very well) rather than an American who has picked up a Polish "twang" to his voice - but that's just my impression.

Either way, I don't think he is a native American:

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I agree, his accent has hints which are similar to some of the Poles I used to work with in Southampton and certainly closer to those than the native Americans I met during my recent month in America.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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He clearly says he is from Houston, Texas at 0:12 and he shows his family house at 1:47, saying that is the place where he grew up. Yet there are indeed people who questioned that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7DPdKWMKCQ


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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He clearly says he is from Houston, Texas at 0:12 and he shows his family house at 1:47, saying that is the place where he grew up.

Who believes everything they read on the internet?

He could have spent most of his life in Texas but be born in Poland and moved to Texas with his family at a young age - that could explain his Polish sounding American accent?

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And how do you like "He works here" read by a Polish teacher at 3:32 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhMUXLQ ... 5rk0h00410

Does he sound British?


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Hr does manage to capture the difference between the British (South-eastern England IMO) and American pronunciation quite well while he is explaining things but when he speaks the whole sentence at 3:32 he definitely does not sound British. He definitely has a foreign accent. It's hard to tell how strong it is in such a short sentence, but it sounds pretty strong to me.


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rinse vs. rinse off

1. If say a fork lands on the ground and might get dirty, do I 'rinse' it or 'rinse it off'?
"Wait, I need to rinse this fork"
"Wait, I need to rinse this fork off"

2. If I'm washing say a plate and it is covered with soap/foam, do I 'rinse' the soap or "rinse it off"?
"Rinse that soap before you place the plate in the dishrack"
"Rinse that soap off before you place the plate in the dishrack"


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kaliope wrote:
rinse vs. rinse off

1. If say a fork lands on the ground and might get dirty, do I 'rinse' it or 'rinse it off'?
"Wait, I need to rinse this fork"
"Wait, I need to rinse this fork off"

2. If I'm washing say a plate and it is covered with soap/foam, do I 'rinse' the soap or "rinse it off"?
"Rinse that soap before you place the plate in the dishrack"
"Rinse that soap off before you place the plate in the dishrack"

I would say:
"Wait, I need to rinse this fork" because the whole fork is being rinsed, but say:
"Rinse that soap off before you place the plate in the dishrack" because only the soap is being rinsed off the plate (the rest of the plate may remain dirty).

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I watched a video on YT, a fork fell on the floor and a Canadian said:

"The floor doesn't look clean. I should rinse it off before I eat my food"

So why did he use "off"? Incorrect English?


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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kaliope wrote:
I watched a video on YT, a fork fell on the floor and a Canadian said:

"The floor doesn't look clean. I should rinse it off before I eat my food"

So why did he use "off"? Incorrect English?

Because he was talking about rinsing off the dirt from the floor.

Isn't English wonderfully inconsistent!!!!!!!

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