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Another Kevin
2013-10-02, 01:30
Being the new guy, I'm not certain whether this is appropriate, but I though that some of you might like a couple of pictures from my last clueless weekend outing. Trip report is over at http://dftscript.blogspot.com/2013/10/blackhead-range-2013-09-2122.html.

I managed to get a critter to stand still for a portrait,
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/10030277274_8576871619_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ke9tv/10030277274/)
Garter snake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ke9tv/10030277274/) by ke9tv (http://www.flickr.com/people/ke9tv/), on Flickr

and snag pictures of a few nice views:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7406/10031428824_c62435e709_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ke9tv/10031428824/)
Capra Lake, Kaaterskill High Peak, and Round Top (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ke9tv/10031428824/) by ke9tv (http://www.flickr.com/people/ke9tv/), on Flickr

even if the Saturday ended a bit wetly once this thunderstorm overtook me:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/10031459724_d260077bc6_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ke9tv/10031459724/)
Devil's Path and an approaching storm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ke9tv/10031459724/) by ke9tv (http://www.flickr.com/people/ke9tv/), on Flickr

Big Mac
2013-10-02, 09:57
Isn't it cute - the fng is worried about being "appropriate"?

Nice pics by the way. Trip reports always welcome. Most everyone over here actually hike.

john pickett
2013-10-02, 11:06
" Most everyone over here actually hike"
Speak for yourself, please.

sheepdog
2013-10-02, 13:50
hiking is often hot or cold and makes you late for supper.

sheepdog
2013-10-02, 13:50
nice trip report.

Superman
2013-10-02, 14:04
hiking is often hot or cold and makes you late for super.

Fixed it for you.

Another Kevin
2013-10-02, 15:05
Isn't it cute - the fng is worried about being "appropriate"?

Nice pics by the way. Trip reports always welcome. Most everyone over here actually hike.

Well, of course. Depending on the context, 'appropriate' might mean language appropriate to Sunday school, or appropriate to a company of Marines. Around here, I'm coming to suspect the latter, given the discussion of the J-word in another thread..

Big Mac
2013-10-02, 15:42
Well, of course. Depending on the context, 'appropriate' might mean language appropriate to Sunday school, or appropriate to a company of Marines. Around here, I'm coming to suspect the latter, given the discussion of the J-word in another thread..

Good observation.

Another Kevin
2013-10-02, 17:50
Well, of course. Depending on the context, 'appropriate' might mean language appropriate to Sunday school, or appropriate to a company of Marines. Around here, I'm coming to suspect the latter, given the discussion of the J-word in another thread..


Good observation.

In that case, I'm outclassed. I've never learnt to swear that colourfully.

john pickett
2013-10-02, 17:53
What, you swear in black and white?

Another Kevin
2013-10-02, 17:57
What, you swear in black and white?

'Grey' isn't a four-letter word? (It certainly appears to be one when applied to my hair!)

Lugnut
2013-10-02, 17:57
In that case, I'm outclassed. I've never learnt to swear that colourfully.

...and you talk and spell like they do in England! :albertein

hikerboy
2013-10-02, 18:06
some accents are difficult to understand



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r48KA2X2Rb4

Superman
2013-10-02, 18:44
some accents are difficult to understand



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r48KA2X2Rb4

Have you ever been to Connecticut. They all talk like a bunch of wankers. Just sayin.

hikerboy
2013-10-02, 18:47
actually it became a running joke on the trai when i hiked with the aussies, sometimes had no idea what they were talking about. id usually be ahead of them, wait for them at the next site, and id here from a distance the battle cry"eleven!!"

Another Kevin
2013-10-02, 20:01
...and you talk and spell like they do in England! :albertein

I often write for international audiences. Americans are less distracted by standard English spelling than folk of other nations are by American spelling. So I do tend to spell words as they are spelt everywhere but the US. (Although Canadian spelling is a bit of a hodgepodge.)

Even many Americans spell the past participle of 'learn' as 'learnt', to distinguish it from the two-syllable adjective "learned". (As my learned friend is no doubt aware.)

In speaking, I sound pretty much like a typical damnyankee. (Note that I know enough to know that's one word!) I've mostly got over my Queens accent after nearly forty years away. Although I bet it would come back if I were drunk and around people like hikerboy.

hikerboy
2013-10-02, 20:02
I often write for international audiences. Americans are less distracted by standard English spelling than folk of other nations are by American spelling. So I do tend to spell words as they are spelt everywhere but the US. (Although Canadian spelling is a bit of a hodgepodge.)

Even many Americans spell the past participle of 'learn' as 'learnt', to distinguish it from the two-syllable adjective "learned". (As my learned friend is no doubt aware.)

In speaking, I sound pretty much like a typical damnyankee. (Note that I know enough to know that's one word!) I've mostly got over my Queens accent after nearly forty years away. Although I bet it would come back if I were drunk and around people like hikerboy.

i dont have an accent. other people have accents.

Sarcasm The Elf
2013-10-02, 20:15
Have you ever been to Connecticut. They all talk like a bunch of wankers. Just sayin.

Define Connecticut? We're not really a state so much as a bunch of land that our neighboring states didn't want.

The state accent consists of:

- The Southwest gold coast, which has a variation of an NYC accent.
- The Northwest, which is an area is inhabited by a decreasing number of poor landowning farmers, they're slowly being pushed out as the area becomes a glorified hospice/grave yard for rich elderly faux-bohemian New Yorkers. I cant stand them so to me their accent sounds like someone ripping a nasally sounding fart while sneering (think of the more annoying residents of Kent or Salisbury)
-The northeast of the state varies between a quieter rural corner, some of the locals have the closest thing to a true CT accent that I can think of, the others have a southern Massachusetts/Bahston accent.
- The eastern shore is really just part of Rhode island
- And the two river valleys in the state have an what sounds like a bad mix of all of them plus a bit of Louisiana thrown in for good measure.

Plus they hate the 2nd amendment.

john pickett
2013-10-02, 20:43
" So I do tend to spell words as they are spelt everywhere but the US"
And here was I thinking you were just uneducated!

Superman
2013-10-02, 20:47
Define Connecticut? We're not really a state so much as a bunch of land that our neighboring states didn't want.

The state accent consists of:

- The Southwest gold coast, which has a variation of an NYC accent.
- The Northwest, which is an area is inhabited by a decreasing number of poor landowning farmers, they're slowly being pushed out as the area becomes a glorified hospice/grave yard for rich elderly faux-bohemian New Yorkers. I cant stand them so to me their accent sounds like someone ripping a nasally sounding fart while sneering (think of the more annoying residents of Kent or Salisbury)
-The northeast of the state varies between a quieter rural corner, some of the locals have the closest thing to a true CT accent that I can think of, the others have a southern Massachusetts/Bahston accent.
- The eastern shore is really just part of Rhode island
- And the two river valleys in the state have an what sounds like a bad mix of all of them plus a bit of Louisiana thrown in for good measure.

Plus they hate the 2nd amendment.

So that proves that I have the superior accent.:angel:

Another Kevin
2013-10-03, 09:07
some accents are difficult to understand

...video snipped ...

It's all right that elevators don't go to eleven. Nigel Tufnel has it covered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3L4EZwmRrA

Another Kevin
2013-10-03, 09:18
Define Connecticut? We're not really a state so much as a bunch of land that our neighboring states didn't want.

There's a lot of that going on in that part of the world. Ever hear the story of Boston Corner, NY (http://www.trivia-library.com/b/history-of-boston-corner-new-york.htm)? Massachusetts in effect said to New York, "We don't want it. Do you?" I stumbled on that bit of trivia while reading up on the Taconic Crest Trail. The Robert Brook and Alander Brook trails come out to Undermountain Road in the ceded parcel of land.