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615 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by falconwing

Do you tend to change the way you talk depending on the people you`re around?


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13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 9/24/06 - 5:28:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
The only difference is whether or not I'll use curse words.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 10/7/06 - 4:43:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah. I tend to take on the persona of who ever Im with.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 10/7/06 - 4:47:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, I only use profanity around certain people. I try to be more careful in front of children and the general public.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 12/20/06 - 10:10:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm an exchange student and I was on student government. I am sometimes required to give speeches. It really helps the audience understand when you adapt to them. And now that I'm in a foreign country, I've learned to pronounce words in a way everyone can understand.
For example:
When I'm with my friends, grammar and manners go out the window. Around my superiors, I don't use profanity and I speak properly. When I'm around Brasilians, I pronounce English words with a Brasilian alphabet, if that makes sense.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 12/24/06 - 2:16:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
i swear alot with my friends occasionaly around my parents and no at all at work
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 12/24/06 - 12:01:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I only use profanity in front of my friends. I don't do that in front of my customer's.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 12/25/06 - 3:43:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I'm really outgoing with my friends and I joke around with them but when I'm with teachers or people who intimidate me I'm much more softspoken.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 12/25/06 - 8:10:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't. I talk the same around different people.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 12/25/06 - 9:17:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think everybody does that to a certain extent. It's part of being a social creature. We don't want to be rejected by others, so we conform to the social norms of a situation. Ever find yourself looking around to see what other people are doing when confronted with a new situation?
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 12/25/06 - 10:00:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
I do.

At school, I find that my accent goes less posh, and *slightly* more Londoner-ish. (At the risk of sounding snobby) I also find that I sort of dumb everything down at school, when speaking to some students.

13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 12/26/06 - 1:42:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeah. i hate doing it, though. i try hard not to.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 12/26/06 - 1:50:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I live in the "barrio" so a lot of my friends are Hispanic, mainly Mexican so when I'm around them I use more slang and Mexican-Spanish words.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 12/31/06 - 2:13:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I tend to talk more politely around adults than when I'm talking with my friends.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 12/31/06 - 2:19:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure. I don't curse around anyone but my friends. At school, during classes, I'm quite shy where as when I'm with my friends I am more outgoing.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 2/2/07 - 5:36:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/24/2006 5:28:21 PM _CRYN_OUT_ wrote:
The only difference is whether or not I'll use curse words.

I do when I go to my parents for dinner. Usually the reverend it there and I do tend to curse alot. I do watch it around my parents too.

13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 2/2/07 - 5:37:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
yep im definatly guilty of this
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 2/2/07 - 5:50:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/24/2006 5:28:21 PM _CRYN_OUT_ wrote:
The only difference is whether or not I'll use curse words.

Yep, same here. Aside from the presence or lack of profanity, I think I sound pretty much the same from situation to situation.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 2/24/07 - 3:49:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well I speak a different language around my parents and I tone down the cursing a lot too.
12 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 6/18/07 - 9:45:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
i try not to but i do
12 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 11/13/07 - 2:41:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Perfect example? Dog the Bounty hunter's racist tirade recently.



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