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Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:09 pm Post

rdale wrote:
gr wrote:
rdale wrote:My mother used to "zot" to the store when she needed something for a recipe....

My high school English teacher marked my paper down a point, and told me in front of the entire class that it was just a "Sunday comic strip sound-effect."


The burning question is: why would your Mom set you up like that?! Think of the years of work before payoff. Like most writers, you must have been a very troublesome child.

My mom holds lifelong grudges. So watch what you say about her innocent baby boy. :twisted:


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Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:40 pm Post

AmberV wrote:Ha, there was a spammer that posted a topic called "Power of Admin". They felt that, and the post is gone, but I guess when you respond to a post that gets deleted, the response remains. :lol:


Ah. I thought you were asserting dominance on the populace. :)
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:33 pm Post

Little humble me? A shocking assertion!
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:18 pm Post

I won't be here long. The booze from the cruise is wearing off
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:33 am Post

pigfender wrote:Fantastic! If you guys could keep Jaysen busy down here for a couple of weeks we should be able to get NiaD up and running without too much kerfuffle.


Jaysen wrote:I won't be here long. The booze from the cruise is wearing off


Hey hey now, buddy, I mean, what's your hurry? Whoa, look over there. Did you see that? No, not there ... right ... over ... there. D'ya see it? You might have to squint. What is that thing? I mean pretty interesting, amiright?
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:36 am Post

Doesn't look like a bottle of rum to me...
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:54 am Post

Yes! True that. Gosh, what else doesn't it look like?

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Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:01 pm Post

gr wrote:Yes! True that. Gosh, what else doesn't it look like?

If not looking like rum, does it matter?
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:39 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
gr wrote:Yes! True that. Gosh, what else doesn't it look like?

If not looking like rum, does it matter?


That's a tricky one. Let's see now. What if it were rum in spite of all appearances.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:58 pm Post

gr wrote:
Jaysen wrote:
gr wrote:Yes! True that. Gosh, what else doesn't it look like?

If not looking like rum, does it matter?


That's a tricky one. Let's see now. What if it were rum in spite of all appearances.

Then we should fry up some Piggy, get the Jameson for Mr K and sit telling lies* for a while.

* This is a new phrase I've kind of fallen in love with down here in the "Deep South". It is used thusly:
Bob, Jim, Rob and the other deacons were sittin' at the store, each with a bottle of cold beer, just telling lies for the amusement of all that were willing to listen.
I did change the name of the deacons and removed the "southernese" for readability but this is exactly how it is used. In its original form...
Bub, Jeem, Rub an' tother d'cons wuz sitten a tuh stowr, uch 'id a buttle ud culd beer, jus tullen' lees fur tuh 'muzzemend uh deem'll az wuz wullin' tuh list-den
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 am Post

Tullen' Lees is now the name of my next album.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:56 am Post

Numpty wrote:
Bub, Jeem, Rub an' tother d'cons wuz sitten a tuh stowr, uch 'id a buttle ud culd beer, jus tullen' lees fur tuh 'muzzemend uh deem'll az wuz wullin' tuh list-den

This ^could be heard, almost verbatim, in any of the small towns along the East Lancashire Road route from Manchester to Liverpool.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:09 am Post

At one point in the not so distant past I read an article about the "true American accent" and how it had changed over the centuries. The claim was that that the accent of the Deep South was closest to the sound of America as it was at the beginning of the country. A mix of English, Irish, Scottish and other European accents all smashed together.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:37 am Post

Jaysen wrote:At one point in the not so distant past I read an article about the "true American accent" and how it had changed over the centuries. The claim was that that the accent of the Deep South was closest to the sound of America as it was at the beginning of the country. A mix of English, Irish, Scottish and other European accents all smashed together.

That's true, of course, but what you referred to as Southernese, is dialect I think. Of the top of my head (something you can't say or do), I'd say that accent is different stresses on the way we sound our words, whereas dialect alters the words' spelling and pronunciation almost beyond recognition.
My favourite dialect poet is Sam Fitton. Here's one of his. Hope you enjoy :wink:

My Owd Case Clock

We o’ han cherished things no doubt,
We somehow feel we cornt do ‘bowt:
Some furniture we value heigh,
We’n things ‘at money couldna’ beigh.
I have an owd case-clock a’ whoam
I wouldna’ sell for any sum;
It stood i’ th’ corner, so I’m towd
When first I coom to live i’ th’ fowd ;
It stons theer yet, an’ neet an’ day
It measures time an’ ticks away –
“Tick, tock; tick, tock.”

Its cheery dial seems to say:
“Let’s laugh to while the time away,”
An’ though it hasno’ changed its chime
It’s sin some changes in its time;
It’s gazed on o our household crew,
It’s watched ‘em come, it’s watched ‘em goo.
When little Jack were ta’en one day
It watched us side his things away,
An’ when our tears began to flow
It said “Cheer up, Time heals, I know;
“Tick, tock; tick, tock.”

It’s like a sentinel i’ th’ nook;
Th’ owd lad con read me like a book,
An when I’ve had an extra glass
It seems to know, it does bi’ th’ Mass!
That clock’s both human an’ divine;
One neet I geet a bit o’er th’ line;
It chuckled, as it winked one e’e:
“Tha’s had a drop to’ mich I see,”
It hiccupped, “Well tha art a foo”;
The beggar seemed to wobble too: –
“Tick, tock; tick, tock.”
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:57 am Post

I don't know if I'd call it dialect. Southernese is easily understood and generally not a barrier to communication like creole or ghulla dialects are. The big thing with southernese is getting through the unique colloquialisms. Things like "telling lies" or "bless your heart" (that's an actual insult I've discovered) or "old Bob's grave". If you asked a southerner to write the dialogue out it would be done exactly as the first quote. And if you read the second quote phonetically you will be instantly transported to a boat launch with a few good old boys sitting on five gallon buckets, each with a pole in hand and a beer between their feet, spending the afternoon avoiding the wife and "telling lies".

Now... the 10 or so couples Boss Lady and I met last week from Wales, London, Liverpool and Scotland... they speak different dialects. They couldn't understand each other let alone the poor ships crew from all over the world trying to explain "the menu choices for this evening are..."
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