Episode 133: Imran Yusuf
Welcome to episode 133, recorded “Above the Pub” at McVeigh’s with comedian IMRAN YUSUF!
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Join Imran, Darcy, and I as we cover such weighty topics as:
– Video games. Lots and lots of video games
– Alan Partridge and other lame impressions I do
– The London comedy scene and why it’s pretty keen
– Swear words that you can get away with in England, or in Canada if you have an accent
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Music: “one eyed jack” (PMN) by Ray Daytona and the Googoobombos
Alan Partridge’s Really Bad Program Ideas
Don Cherry and Scott Thompson
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y’know, take Alan Partridge and slow him down – make him sound a little wasted – and he sounds like Riff Raff from the Rocky Horror Picture show…
GB is the island. The UK includes N. Ireland & other bits.
It’s called diphthong raising (or Canadian raising). Took a linguistics class in Uni and haven’t forgotten that. We shorten the sound of diphthongs (“ow” and “oi” sounds) if they’re followed by a voiceless consonant (like a t, meaning the vocal chords don’t vibrate. The difference between a t and d is that your vocal chords vibrate on a d)
A Canadian pronounces house and houses differently because of the unvoiced s in house and the voiced s in houses (sounds like a z). An American doesn’t pronounce the vowels any differently. Because they’re not conditioned to it, they can’t say it and; therefore, can’t hear it so they think it’s an “oo”
how’s that for geeky?
here, I’ll cut and paste, since I accidentally put this under #132 comments.
man, your age is showing (David Gahan!). On the bright side, you’re probably a whiz at 80s trivia…
Street Fighter 2…yes! my kids love that. Now they’re up to Tekken 5 on the PS2.
spy hunter – another great. da da da da da da da da. oil slicks and bombs. don’t even need to download it.
And in chirps Shelley:
“Ok, I’ve got another voice that I’m completely in love with. I swear if you brought Joy and Imran on at the same time, I could completely die happy.
While I’m not much of a gaming fan (no hand/eye co-ordination to handle the silly things) I do enjoy listening to you boys talk about stuff that I remember from my youth (God, I’m old)
I will admit, I had no idea about the lead vocalist from Depeche Mode either. Of course, I really don’t like the band……
There’s something about the way that Imran talks that reminds me of Monty Python – not the accent, just the phrasing and comments. I absolutely love it.
I laughed at the microwave cookery line.
And yes, Steve Coogan and Courtney Love were an item back in 2005. Briefly, very briefly.
I think I’m almost caught up – one episode left and just in time for tomorrows upload!”
Thanks for having me on the show, it was a pleasure to meet TVA and Darcy, I had a great time and hope to be back some time in the future to do another podcast.
Dude. We’ll definitely have you back on the show.
Let’s all…drive safe.