Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:26 pm Post
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Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:53 pm Post
pink wrote:I totally agree with that - and even more interesting is how they vary - it's not like a graduated scale of accent from north to south, there are some places where the differences make really no sense at all! Some area seem to be like isolated alien landing sites.
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:00 pm Post
Don`t worry about young`n` I`m only giving him something to think about while he`s at work!Jacqi Corgan wrote:Whoa, guys! I thought it impressive that in the span of 32 miles, you'd have lots of different dialects! I've been fascinated by linguistics for some time, and I just thought that such a veritable cornucopia of variations was really interesting.
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:38 pm Post
' What`s the word that means, 'standards are plummeting again'?pink wrote:And Thequietone, yes - research. Very much so. Dedicated I was. VERY dedicated. Not to mention talented.
Nice touch of irony thoughThequietone wrote:Whats a nice girl like you going to a place like that.
When stationed in Krefeld, in 1963/5, I shared a room with: a West Indian; a Glaswegian; a Canadian; a real bona fide English country yokel, and two Scousers. Imagine what it was like with my broad Mancunian accent added to that eclectic bunch. After a fortnight or so, at least to my ears, all trace of accent/dialect had vanished.zikade wrote:Guess what? I didn't understand a single sentence during the first couple of weeks...
After enlisting, in 1962, for the first week of basic training, I was calling the Geordie, whose bed was next to mine, Taffy. I`d never heard of a Geordie before that. It was one of the other lads that asked me, "Why d` Y` keep calling Brian, Taffy? He`s from Newcastle. He`s a Geordie." Brian never corrected me, so I`m just wondering if it was a case of, him not understanding a word, I was saying!pink wrote:I once spoke to a Geordie - the look on my face when he first opened his mouth was utter confusion.
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:03 pm Post
vic-k wrote:' What`s the word that means, 'standards are plummeting again'?pink wrote:And Thequietone, yes - research. Very much so. Dedicated I was. VERY dedicated. Not to mention talented.
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:32 pm Post
Shitshitshit!!!! I`m as thick as a double ditch!! I should`ve seen that one coming a mile away! Nice one young `n`.Jaysen wrote:That would be "vic-k".
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:42 pm Post
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