I have recently joined a new guild (I left the other one as the deer was becoming a bit too clingy for my liking), in the search for some more interesting people and I certainly found what I was looking for about 10 minutes after I jumped on their ventrilo!…
I initially really liked the guys I was talking to, and still like one of them to be fair, they seemed friendly and willing to tell me what the hell American sports are all about and other cultural stuff. This was of course in exchange for similar English based stuff. I learnt, for example, that Canadians sound a bit like kermit the frog and not everyone in Salt Lake City is a Mormon.
After a short time of rather badly veiled war jokes however, along the lines of “You’d all be speaking German if it wasn’t for us”, I decided to try and break from the flow of the conversation with the cockney rhyming slang game…this is a game that seems to fascinate and confuse many Americans and is well worth a go.
If you aren’t aware there is a made up London language called cockney rhyming slang (You can have a quiz of it here) where, instead of saying a word, such as wife, you replace it with a phrase that rhymes with the word. I.e Trouble and strife = wife.
A few questions down the line and the friendly Canadian blurts out, in some convoluted link to dialects, how he thinks that everyone who doesn’t speak English as a first language in Canada shouldn’t be there…his weird anger wasn’t exactly helped by the Ohioan replying with “Ey, what’s that all aboot”. After this it was just weird so I quickly ditched ventrilo and wandered off to bed, hardcore.
Meanwhile, in the land of the levelling, the little fella’ is now level 34 and has some decent damage going on in instances (no screenshots of yet!), as well as 200 in all chosen primary and secondary professions. So far, so good.
Summary so far…Crazy ass continent