What is Pinky's accent?

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Kim Robarts

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Feb 19, 1995, 6:39:21 PM2/19/95
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It's British, I know - but, like Wakko has a clearly Liverpool accent - so
what about Pinky??
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Diana M. Taibi

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Feb 22, 1995, 12:04:37 PM2/22/95
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Pinky is from Virginia, I tell you!!! Just listen to the way he says
house!

-Diana (whose comment leaves everyone from anywhere but Virginia
perplexed)
8D

dlouh...@cobra.uni.edu

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Feb 27, 1995, 2:06:22 PM2/27/95
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Dear Sir,
Because of my infinite experience within the field of accents and
dialects, I feel the need to inform you that Pinky is quite definitely of
English decent, specifically of the county of Yorkshire. This accent is also
sometimes referred to as cockney.

Signed,
Dave, Ph.D of
Acme Looniversity.

Frou-Frou

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Feb 27, 1995, 4:37:26 PM2/27/95
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Pinky's a Cockney I tell You!! you know that weird accent from the west
end of London that's in every single Oliver production. I'm new here and
just couldn't resist answering that one.

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Spike

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Feb 27, 1995, 5:53:28 PM2/27/95
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John A. Gowin (jag...@planetx.bloomu.edu) wrote:

: actually I worked with one over this last summer. Quite a beautiful
: young lady named Pippa, but that is another story. It may be.

G'day.

I can't believe that there are any Australians anywhere calling themselves
'Pippa'. Sheesh. Sound like someone from a crappy soap opera set at a beach.
(We invented them, you know. Yippee)

Anyway, Pinky is definetly _not_ Autralian. I had him pegged as a Brit.
Rural area somehwere I suspect. Any locals care to comment?

Spike

Slakko

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Feb 27, 1995, 9:32:26 PM2/27/95
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Ron O'Dell (kee...@cats.ucsc.edu) wrote:

: In <3ij6v0$8...@pentagon.io.com> str...@pentagon.io.com (The Cybertiger) writes:

: >Actually, (Pinky) may be Australian.. at least that's what he sounds like
: >to me, Narf! :>

: Haven't heard many Australians, have you?
Obviously he hasn't
: --
Want to find out about Aussies? Ask one!

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dun...@smug.student.adelaide.edu.au Keeper of DOT/RITA for a.t.animaniacs
SSPA ws* pb* mm+++ ss+++ rr+++ gf++ ms++ bm+ mt+ cb hh- kk? fw 2.2pt164 Pinky
"Oh sure. Take all the umbrage. kDon't leave any for us." - Yakko

Richard Harrison

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Mar 2, 1995, 4:42:59 PM3/2/95
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dlouh...@cobra.uni.edu wrote:
: Dear Sir,

: Because of my infinite experience within the field of accents and
: dialects, I feel the need to inform you that Pinky is quite definitely of
: English decent, specifically of the county of Yorkshire. This accent is also
: sometimes referred to as cockney.

Oh puhleeez! It is _NOT_ a Yorkshire accent.

: Signed,


: Dave, Ph.D of
: Acme Looniversity.

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Tigger

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Mar 4, 1995, 4:34:19 PM3/4/95
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In article <3j9q7l$f...@gap.cco.caltech.edu>,
Brendan Dunn <bd...@cco.caltech.edu> wrote:
>In article <Pine.SGI.3.90.950227...@umbc9.umbc.edu>,

>Frou-Frou <vch...@gl.umbc.edu> wrote:
>>Pinky's a Cockney I tell You!! you know that weird accent from the west
>>end of London that's in every single Oliver production. I'm new here and
>>just couldn't resist answering that one.
>
>First of all, a Cockney is *not* a west London accent, it's east. Secondly,
>Pinky does not have a Cockney accent. There are many subtle differences
>between English accents that Americans don't always catch. Likewise, to
>all our readers in the U.K., not all Americans sound like Texans.
>
>--Brendan
>
>

No all Americans just want to sound like Texans...
Even Brain....
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Jay Maynard

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Mar 4, 1995, 6:21:22 PM3/4/95
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In article <3j9q7l$f...@gap.cco.caltech.edu>,
Brendan Dunn <bd...@cco.caltech.edu> wrote:
>Likewise, to all our readers in the U.K., not all Americans sound like Texans.

...though it would be a Good Idea if they did. :-)
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Jay Maynard, EMT-P, K5ZC, PP-ASEL | Never ascribe to malice that which can
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-- Yakko and Dot Warner

AMutchler

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Mar 5, 1995, 7:47:10 PM3/5/95
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From: ya...@iastate.edu (Tigger)
Date: 4 Mar 1995 21:34:19 GMT
Message-ID: <3jamcr$b...@news.iastate.edu>

No all Americans just want to sound like Texans...
>>

Not me! And I live in Texas.

(Gee... speaking of Texas, I wonder what all those poor, poor truck
dealers
in other states do in their TV ads, since they can't crow about being in
Texas?

Seriously, if you see enough Texas truck ads, you'd think they didn't even
make trucks in any other state!)


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Snako, the Warner Brother with no arms, a.k.a.
Andrew Mutchler
Houston, TX - AMut...@aol.com

Tigger

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Mar 5, 1995, 9:38:26 PM3/5/95
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In article <3jdm2e$o...@newsbf02.news.aol.com>,

Be a Texas native and being forced to suffer living in Iowa to go to college
I can testify that the only Texas and some of Oklahoma have trucks. The
rest of the nation relies on imitations!!!

The stars at night are big and bright {clap, clap, clap} deep in the heart
of TEXAS!!

Steven Francis Angel

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Mar 6, 1995, 12:06:07 AM3/6/95
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If I may be so bold:
Pinky's accent, while Cockney-ish, isn't. It's one of those heavily
stereotyped accents that we all know and mimic. It's much like the
"German" accent, "Bond-speak" (Yeah, like you don't ever do it...), or
"Australian" (The recent Simpsons episode ought to throw that into sharp
relief.)

Annoyingly enough, it's also like the "Canadian" accent. I do _not_
speak like that. Really pisses me off, eh?

Jay Maynard

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Mar 6, 1995, 7:51:45 AM3/6/95
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In article <3jdm2e$o...@newsbf02.news.aol.com>,
AMutchler <amut...@aol.com> wrote:
>Seriously, if you see enough Texas truck ads, you'd think they didn't even
>make trucks in any other state!)

You mean they do?

Jay Maynard

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Mar 6, 1995, 10:09:44 AM3/6/95
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In article <3je57v$k...@tribune.usask.ca>,

Steven Francis Angel <sfa...@duke.usask.ca> wrote:
>Pinky's accent, while Cockney-ish, isn't. It's one of those heavily
>stereotyped accents that we all know and mimic. It's much like the
>"German" accent, "Bond-speak" (Yeah, like you don't ever do it...), or
>"Australian" (The recent Simpsons episode ought to throw that into sharp
>relief.)

Having known famous transplanted net.aussie Peter da Silva for several
years, I can verify that he, at least, does not sound like the stereotypical
Aussie. Yes, there's an accent there, but it's quite mellow. Dr.
Scratchansniff is another case in point: I understand that, in the German
version of the show, he's played with an Austrian accent. I can't begin to
guess what kind of an accent Rob uses when playing him in English, but I
suspect it's neither Austrian nor German. (How many of you from the US even
knew there was a difference? I sure didn't.)

>Annoyingly enough, it's also like the "Canadian" accent. I do _not_
>speak like that. Really pisses me off, eh?

[un]Fortunately, the stereotypical Texan accent is based in considerable
truth; having grown up in Houston, my voice is quite identifiable as Texan,
even though my accent is mild as Texas goes. (Ya want thick? Talk to someone
from the piney woods of deep east Texas.) That has been a feature I've been
proud of, actually, but it does make it difficult for me to do Yakko's voice
well.

AMutchler

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Mar 7, 1995, 1:04:38 AM3/7/95
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From: ya...@iastate.edu (Tigger)
Date: 6 Mar 1995 02:38:26 GMT
Message-ID: <3jdsj2$c...@news.iastate.edu>

The stars at night are big and bright {clap, clap, clap} deep in the heart
of TEXAS!!
>>

Only three claps? And you call yourself a Texan!

Tony and Kendra Gioia

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