Coal Speak Forum for Ferral_Imp

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Mastershakes, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    I don't usually start threads, but Perris has encouraged me to do so.

    This is for you Ferral_Imp, this thread is dedicated to 'Coal Speak'

    Here is some sample text ripped off a recent 'Spiderman' incident article on CNN.

    Wearing only a pair of red pants, Alain Robert, 42, scrambled up the Cheung Kong Center on Saturday -- the flagship building of Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing -- in about an hour. He said the building was 283 meters (928 feet) tall.

    During his climb, Robert rested several times and even answered a reporter's phone calls.

    "I can't talk to you right now. I'm climbing," said Robert, renowned for scaling buildings without ropes or other equipment.

    After reaching the top of the building, he waved to a small crowd of spectators on the ground below. He said he was greeted by police, firefighters and security guards at the top of the building.


    Please submit your translated 'coal' speak of the bolded text above for review.

    The judging panel has yet to be commisioned. Nominations are currently being accepted in thread.
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Wearin' nothin but some farr-engine-red knickers, Alain Robert (a man who's too old to be runnin up buildings of any sort, specially Chinese ones), said the buildin' was 283 meters big. Dunno what that means in feets, but it sounds awful high.

    Up'n his climb, Robert set a few times and even took a coupla phone calls on the cellyer.

    "Cain't talk now. Ahm climbin!" said Robert, renowned for scalin o' buildins 'thout ropes er nuthin.

    Anyways he got to the top o' th buildin an flapped his fool arms at the folks below. Th' cops an farrmen an securrty at the buildin' wun't to impressed.
     
  3. Mastershakes

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    Unwonted is now chairman of the judging panel.

    Nicely done. ;)
     
  4. Petros

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    Ha...I was raised around it. I hain't said "worsh" since I was 10 though.
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Awesome thread. :laugh:

    Sorry. :(
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    A language all unto it's self. :p
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hey unwanted, I would like you to decypher this. :rolleyes:

    mrducks
    mrnotducks
    osar cdedbdwings?
    yib mrducks

    In Coal Speak of course.:D
     
  8. Petros

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    The age-old argument. Also don't forget snakes. cmedbdi's? Lib! mrsnakes

    Mrpuppies, too. cmpn?

    By the way, "coal speak" is a new term for me. I just thought that's how my grandparents (and my mom, for a while) talked. Grandpa (pronounced Gramp-uh) was a coal minin' man too...
     
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  9. Perris Calderon

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  10. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Them are ducks.
    Them are not ducks!
    Oh yes they are! See them itty bitty wings?

    Why, I'll be!

    Them are ducks.
     
  11. Perris Calderon

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  12. ThePatriot

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    I am fortunate enough to live right smack in the middle of Da Antersite Coal Minin' region...Da bootiful 'Lectric City, Scranton, PA!

    Seriously, I live in a suburb of Scranton, and though the term 'Coal Speak' is a new one to me also, the dialect here is sure unique.

    I was discussing with a coworker a few weeks ago (who was headed for vacation in California), how people I met in Basic Training way back when in Georgia knew EXACTLY where I was from by my 'accent'.

    Kinda funny doncha tink? Hayna er no?
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Heh heh. Oooh what fun. :p
     
  14. Mastershakes

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    Excellent Unwonted. Now I notice he is the only person translating, and is also chair of the judging panel.

    No challengers?

    cmon, everybody in on the action:
    if you don't have the home field advantage - cheat !
    http://www.coalregion.com/Speak/speakA.htm


    :) Enjoy.
     
  15. Mastershakes

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    Someone invite me over for this:

    Anthracite Special : standard fare at weddings, funeral breakfasts, and other social occasions in the coal region. All food is served family style by women who are usually in a hurry. Usually ham or beef, chicken, kelbo. A really big to-do will feature both filling AND stuffing (filling is made from potatoes, stuffing from bread). Bottles of A-Treat soda are placed on tables before guests arrive; early arrivals get to change the bottles around to their tastes. Usually the fare includes cold cuts, city chicken, and potato salad, with jello or ice cream (or both) for dessert.
     
  16. Petros

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    I didn't think a joke of mine could spawn a whole new thread here. :eek: :speechless: I thought it was hilarious reading what Perris wrote in the other thread cuz it so reminded me of how my gram, her siblings and a bunch of her friends talk.


    And yeah "coal speak" is a more modern term that was coined for the dialects of the anthracite coal region. (to answer Gonaads, Unwonted, The Patriot).


    I think I'll shut up now and not say anything fer awhile. :speechless:
     
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