Wanderingcowboy wrote:ishikiri wrote:But how do you confuse a Canadian accent with an English one? How? They're nothing alike! On a business trip in Conneticut my Boss (with the finance manager) had someone ask if he was from Canada whilst speaking face to face!
In America, there are two types of accents. First, there are American accents, which includes such flavors as the southern accent, the Boston accent, the New York accent, the Chicago accent, and a few other nice varieties.
Then there is the foreign accent, which is divided into "heavy English" (must say "gov'nor at least once per sentence), "heavy Australian" (must say either "mate" or "G'day" twice a sentence), "heavy Canadian" (There's a moose aboot the hoos!), and "other", which is if you speak English, are clearly not American, but don't lay your accent on thick enough for us to distinguish. Canada's pretty close to us, so that's what we'll assume.
My Dad is always told he has an English accent and he's lived in Australia all his life. He's never sure whether to be happy or not about it.
Nath wrote:Luthen wrote:eternal luna wrote:This! It's almost as if people consider those two interests [lit and calculus] as incompatible. And as though it's an either/or thing.
For most people it is.
I don't think so. Most of the people I know who like to think (and are good at it) enjoy many different kinds of thought. Most math/science/engineering people I know also enjoy a good book. I don't know many lit geeks, though, so I don't know whether they like to think about math-type stuff.
Well lots of people of can't do either would be really jealous of someone who can do both.
kellsbells wrote:I would consider myself a bit more of a lit geek than a math geek, but I truly enjoy both. I love reading and writing (I write a lot), but I love the clean logic of math and most science.
I think the problem is mostly that I am always friends with science/math people. Lit nerds or history nerds or whatever nerds are hard to find, so I always fall in with science-y people, who seem to not comprehend my other likes. The arts and sciences are not mutually exclusive! ARGH!!! I want to smash things with books and with lasers!
Smashing to so caveman, vaporising with a book though... that'd take skill.