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Postby k1w1 » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 5:11 pm

I reeeckin that hour acceeeents are larv-ly. (translation: I do believe our accents are right nice 8-) )

I have to be really aware of my pronunciation at times and change it when it just far too hard to fight (picture me in classroom telling students they should put their red pens on their desks - my colleagues find that example hilarious). It's like a default switch though, and it reverts right back to "kiwi" when I am done.

Love, love, love the haka. Love the affect it has in rugby games, love that anyone who has ever seen NZ play remembers it. Just love it. (rant over)

Whot wur wee torkeen abou'?

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Postby tiki » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 5:34 pm

Quasimodo wrote:As for Tiki's sig, Wolfie - it's the first verse of the 'scare the shit out of my opponents before we've even touched the ball' hakka - - - kind of like a declaration of battle for Maori. Particularly effective recently against the Wallabies . . . :?
(Mrs 'Cluse is a big Blacks fan (Canterbury supporter) and turns up the hakka on our stereo whenever there is a game but refuses to give me the remote comtrol when Les Bleus or the Oz anthem comes up)

Here's the cream of the crop, by far:

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this started with accents and is going towards bods and nz footballers

That's because Kiwis have a very strange accent. An Aussie friend of mine is fond of saying:

NZ, nice country, silly accent.



Much success of NZ rugby has to be attributed to the Pacific Islanders. This photo for example is of Tana Umaga the recently retired Captain and he is actually of Samoan heritage. He was the first Samoan to captain the team. The guy on his left, also of Samoan heritage.

It pays well to play rugby in NZ though NZRU have been accused of poaching.

As for the accent, I say...

no worries brah! We're happy with the great bods and rugby trophies :wink:

PS For those who think Maoris are big.... you've yet to meet them Tongans and Samoans. A famous Samoan - Wrestling's THE ROCK.
These Men are huge... and quick on their feet!
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Postby Ling2 » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 6:02 pm

Funny I could understand the NZ accent, but my gfs have problems following up with my ex hahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was driving and told my gf to called him, to state where he is to meet us. After a few mins, she passed me the phone, telling me, that she could not understand a word he said :lol: :lol: :lol: He was just telling her, he is standing besides the Mall directory.

He also complaint many times how the cab drivers or people at the stores couldn't understand what he said.

Maybe I was trained to understand norwegian. Snakke du norsk? that's why I could understand germans, aussie & NZlanders? Oh, I have a big problem with the Scottish accent though... :???:

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Postby Quasimodo » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 7:19 pm

Ling2 wrote:Funny I could understand the NZ accent, but my gfs have problems following up with my ex hahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was driving and told my gf to called him, to state where he is to meet us. After a few mins, she passed me the phone, telling me, that she could not understand a word he said :lol: :lol: :lol: He was just telling her, he is standing besides the Mall directory.

He also complaint many times how the cab drivers or people at the stores couldn't understand what he said.

Maybe I was trained to understand norwegian. Snakke du norsk? that's why I could understand germans, aussie & NZlanders? Oh, I have a big problem with the Scottish accent though... :???:


Sampling your way through Europe, ling-ling? :)
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Postby Ling2 » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 7:47 pm

Quasimodo wrote:
Ling2 wrote:Funny I could understand the NZ accent, but my gfs have problems following up with my ex hahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol:

Maybe I was trained to understand norwegian. Snakke du norsk? that's why I could understand germans, aussie & NZlanders? Oh, I have a big problem with the Scottish accent though... :???:


Sampling your way through Europe, ling-ling? :)


:shock: :shock: :shock: In the offshore/marine business, I have to communicate with people from all over the world not just Europe :P Oh yes, sampling their accents helped alot esp. dealing with people with lots of typos :lol: :lol: :lol: :P Forstaar du det? :P

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Postby Ling2 » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 7:50 pm

tiki wrote:Here's the cream of the crop, by far:

It pays well to play rugby in NZ though NZRU have been accused of poaching.

As for the accent, I say...

no worries brah! We're happy with the great bods and rugby trophies :wink:

PS For those who think Maoris are big.... you've yet to meet them Tongans and Samoans. A famous Samoan - Wrestling's THE ROCK.
These Men are huge... and quick on their feet!


Just great bods & rugby trophies? :lol: :lol: Maoris are big<-- big where? :P

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Postby tiki » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 8:23 pm

Ling2 wrote:
tiki wrote:Here's the cream of the crop, by far:

It pays well to play rugby in NZ though NZRU have been accused of poaching.

As for the accent, I say...

no worries brah! We're happy with the great bods and rugby trophies :wink:

PS For those who think Maoris are big.... you've yet to meet them Tongans and Samoans. A famous Samoan - Wrestling's THE ROCK.
These Men are huge... and quick on their feet!


Just great bods & rugby trophies? :lol: :lol: Maoris are big<-- big where? :P


You'd be lost for words..

at least for a few days :wink:

By the way, rugby is the only game you're lauded for being a 'hooker'.
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Postby Ling2 » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 9:09 pm

:oops: :oops: :oops:

Really? I assumed that hooker is a position held by the player, and I looked up further...what I found? :P

You have prop forward, then lock forward then inside half, half back, then again outside half, out half, stand off, and inside center & flyhalf hahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: am going wild :P

I am lost in those positions :???:

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Postby Quasimodo » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 10:12 pm

Ling2 wrote::oops: :oops: :oops:

Really? I assumed that hooker is a position held by the player, and I looked up further...what I found? :P

You have prop forward, then lock forward then inside half, half back, then again outside half, out half, stand off, and inside center & flyhalf hahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: am going wild :P

I am lost in those positions :???:


Reading up in the Kama Sutra might help!!! :shock:
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Postby Ling2 » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 10:26 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Perhaps Rugby is the karma sutra for NZ guys as football is for the british guys :P

No wonder all those terms for positions :lol:

Ok. I better hit the sack before I start typing erotically :P

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Postby tiki » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 9:59 am

Ling2 wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:

Perhaps Rugby is the karma sutra for NZ guys as football is for the british guys :P

No wonder all those terms for positions :lol:

Ok. I better hit the sack before I start typing erotically :P


Hope you had a wonderful sleep last night, peppered with 'scrum'ptious dreams of men running around with an 'odd-shaped ball' :wink:
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Postby tiki » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 12:41 pm

Ling2 wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:


No wonder all those terms for positions :lol:

:P


Oooh...

A mate of mine plays the game for a living and there was once when filling out the 'Occupation' column for a travel visa, he wrote down

'Hooker'.

Told him to put down his rates just incase....

too many knocks to the head on that boy.
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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 3:19 pm

Interesting thread..... :o

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Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 4:25 pm

Play Rugby - feel a man!

:)

I was left wing many moons ago, playing in the cold Yorkshire winters, I aways wanted to be a forward as it looked so much warmer all huddled together, you could even see steam rising off the pack
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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 4:36 pm

You fancy men, Baron? :mrgreen:

Eric


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