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emhere
1153347.  Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:10 am Reply with quote

before coming to my question, I might rattle off a few of these
(note that I live in the U.S., so some of these might not work depending on how you pronounce things)

stereotypical "broad" aussie accent:
    "good eye might" = "good day mate"
    "rise up lights" = "razor blades"
    "my bull fine" = "mobile phone"
    "emma chisit" = "how much is it?"
    "spice rice" = "space race"

stereotypical jamaican:
    "beer can" (posh british accent) = "bacon"

stereotypical bostonian:
    "PSDS" = "pierced ears"

various uk accents:
    "pay soaf" = piss off
    "norfolk and chance" = no f***ing chance
    "whale oil beef hooked" = well I'll be f***ed

etc.

now onto the question...

is there as word to describe this phenomenon? it seems well enough established to warrant some sort of term (buzzfeed has produced a video on this, even) ... except about an hour of searching has turned up nothing other than the individual phrases themselves.

going to submit and probably immediately get some sleep, it's about 3:00 here.

thanks in advance for the help ^_^

 
Jenny
1153441.  Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:26 am Reply with quote

Well I live about a hundred miles north of Boston and PSDS is definitely a good one for that accent.

I don't know of a word for this phenomenon, but you might like to check out the Meaning of Liff thread in QI Lists and come up with one :-)

 
'yorz
1153453.  Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:44 am Reply with quote

Mother Goose Rhymes?

 

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