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Old 11-19-2007, 08:34 PM
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"Word". I still have no idea what it means, but hey. It makes me seem suave.

SYKE

I've found myself saying "syke" more, also.
Believe it or not, it's actually spelt "Psyke".
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:52 PM
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Re: Odd Speech Quirks

Half my speech is made up of grunts:

Hmm
Uh?
Erm...
Eh?
Gya? (emphasis on ya, g has very little inflection)
heh?
grrr
Uhhh...
Meh

Also for me:
Passing hallway conversation:
Me:Scone on?
Other Person: Sup?
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:00 PM
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Half my speech is made up of grunts:
Hmm
Uh?
Erm...
Eh?
Gya? (emphasis on ya, g has very little inflection)
heh?
grrr
Uhhh...
Meh
I say these too. Only when I'm drunk and/or half asleep.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:32 PM
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I say these too. Only when I'm drunk and/or half asleep.
I'm half asleep... 50% of the time. Never been drunk in my life.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:33 PM
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I'm half asleep... 50% of the time. Never been drunk in my life.
Drunk is fun. Sometimes.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:35 PM
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:45 AM
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It comes with the accent, dear.
The accent is nOWhere near boring. It's the type of english accent I have never fallen out of love with xD

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Believe it or not, it's actually spelt "Psyke".
Don't you mean "psyche"? xD
I haven't seen your version before :p

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Pretty much the only quirks I have are either because I'm French or because I have a retainer. The retainer cause spit to gather in my mouth so I can't pronounce stuff that well. And with French I'll either say a word in French in my English conversation or I'll swear in French instead of English.
Oh wow!
You're french =O
One of my very good friends here is in France currently and.. I rEAlly feel like brushing up on and learning french. As in really. So.. I'm going to ask you for a favour - can you recommend me a casual forum where the main spoken language is french? just so that I can be able to practice and such and see it in constant use.. =X
I'd be very thankful!
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:49 AM
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Don't you mean "psyche"? xD
I haven't seen your version before :p
I guess that that way would work too.

I've always seen "psyke" as a way to verbally say (j/k), and "psyche" is a person's emotional state of being.

I think.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:35 PM
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Re: Odd Speech Quirks

I just remember another that I stole from Final Fintsy VI.

Uwah?!

Expression of disbelieving exlamation.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:02 PM
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Re: Odd Speech Quirks

Normally when I'm in a regular conversation, I place more complicated words than were nessecary in my speech. Example: I could've said "yeah" but I said "I concede that point".

Plus, I speak in such a deadpan manner, people can't tell if I'm being sarcastic ever. This combined with that first one makes me very difficult to understand -_-
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:07 PM
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Don't you mean "psyche"? xD
I haven't seen your version before :p
1capitalized : a princess loved by Cupid
2[Greek psychē] a: soul, personality <the nation's consumer psyche — D. J. Kevles> b: mind 2
Definition of psyche - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

So, uh, no?
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:12 PM
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Re: Odd Speech Quirks

Actually, I remember the word being used in the late 80's to mean something like "Fooled you!"
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:16 PM
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Re: Odd Speech Quirks

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Actually, I remember the word being used in the late 80's to mean something like "Fooled you!"
Yes, that carried on to the 90's too. Maybe Asia's just too old to be familiar with it. ;P

It's apparently not just American slang, since GDwarf and Sabbo know of it.

(And the spelling I've always seen is mz's way.)
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:25 PM
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Re: Odd Speech Quirks

Oh, I know what it's supposed to mean, and I've always seen it spelt Psyche!, but really, "Psyche" is pronounced "Sy-kee", not "Si-ke"


Edit: Oh, and UZ!, why obfuscate normal conversation? ()
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:56 PM
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Roughly 50% of my verbal communication comes in the form of unintelligible grunts and groans of varying affect, depending on the situation. It gets the job done most of the time.

I also have a supposedly annoying habit of just stopping halfway through sentences before I can convey a complete thought while I'm speaking. If I'm too lazy to even bother finishing a sentence, I guess that's as good a sign as any that I've lost interest in whatever I was talking about.

On the rare occasion that I actually make a valid point or take a stand, I tend to bog it down with so many neutralizing modifiers that it loses most of its impact. This seems to annoy people too. (Ex: "How can you even think something like that isn't cool when it's obviously the greatest creation of ours or any age? Well, maybe kinda sorta, but not really, I guess...but I still like it?)

Of course, this is only applies to the rare occurences where I actually bother talking at all; normally I'm overwhelmingly content just blatantly ignoring people or driving them off with an awkward standoffish stare. My social skills are kinda underdeveloped, to say the least, but I somehow make due.

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Oh, and UZ!, why obfuscate normal conversation? ()
Because it's fun, but really only if other people choose to follow suit IMO. Then you can work together to derail a conversation into a hopeless mess of incoherent rambling spiked with needlessly archaic and stuffy words here and there. Bonus points if you can force an onlooker to lose their train of thought! Doing it on your own with no proper feedback just makes you look like an ass, though.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:03 PM
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Re: Odd Speech Quirks

I'm actually pretty bad at speaking sometimes. I'll reverse what I mean to say. Like today, I forget what I said, but I took the first letters from two words and switched them up. I do crap like that all the time. It's sort of embarrassing, but I don't mind. I laugh at myself. You have to.

Girls think it's cute.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:09 PM
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Ah yes, Spoonerisms. Rest assured that you are not alone in mixing up syllables and letters.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:10 PM
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Yes, that carried on to the 90's too. Maybe Asia's just too old to be familiar with it. ;P
NoOOoOo! xD
*laughs and flails*
Altamira you traitor *pushes into a handy bubble bath that just appears out of nowhere*

and waitwaitwait - know of it how? as "Syke"?
I have NEVer seen that word! I inSISt! xD

GDwarf- come to my aid! :p

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I also have a supposedly annoying habit of just stopping halfway through sentences before I can convey a complete thought while I'm speaking. If I'm too lazy to even bother finishing a sentence, I guess that's as good a sign as any that I've lost interest in whatever I was talking about.
Gaaaah! I HATe it when people do that!
Mum does it all the time. She'll start relaying a tale, and I'd be all ears and then she'd just stop. After 2 minutes of me staring intently at her in silence,a nd she looking off into space, she'll continue on from a completely random topic altogether and not remember the story xD xD
You kinda people frustrate me so much

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Of course, this is only applies to the rare occurences where I actually bother talking at all; normally I'm overwhelmingly content just blatantly ignoring people or driving them off with an awkward standoffish stare. My social skills are kinda underdeveloped, to say the least, but I somehow make due.
*lAughs* xD

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I'm actually pretty bad at speaking sometimes. I'll reverse what I mean to say. Like today, I forget what I said, but I took the first letters from two words and switched them up. I do crap like that all the time. It's sort of embarrassing, but I don't mind. I laugh at myself. You have to.
Hah!
Happens here too.
Just be thankful your brain didn't get into cahoots with your tongue 'n strike while on TV/Radio. THAT could be embarrassing xD
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:58 PM
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Re: Odd Speech Quirks

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NoOOoOo! xD
*laughs and flails*
Altamira you traitor *pushes into a handy bubble bath that just appears out of nowhere*

and waitwaitwait - know of it how? as "Syke"?
I have NEVer seen that word! I inSISt! xD

GDwarf- come to my aid! :p
XD

*nodnods* Yes ma'am--although the last time I've seen it written out was probably when I was a little eight year old running around in pigtails, and children's spellings aren't exactly reliable, so...I could be wrong. Maybe. : P

There are multiple spellings listed on urbandictionary.com (syke, sike, psych, etc.), if you want to trust that source for spelling. ^^;;

*goes to dry herself off*
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:22 PM
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Syke and sike I can see, but psych? Shouldn't that be pronounced "S-ick"?
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