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Leave or Remain?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by andy w, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Fonzie-NL

    Fonzie-NL Well-Known Forumite

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  2. Fonzie-NL

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    How many areas of Britain speak “Queens English” anyway?

    I mean, Stoke is buggered straight away in that respect with their “Potters English”. ;)
     
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  3. BobClay

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    I kind of like accents … having heard many, some of them are very acceptable to the ear. That's a question of tone and speaking (much hated by the early days of the BBC who would not employ any broadcaster who could not speak unless they had a ton of sterling silver shoved into their gobs.)

    I can't deny though I do object to that accent that pronounces 'bath' as 'barth,' 'France' as 'Frarnce' and 'bucket' as 'boocay' ( yes that last one is a bit of a joke, but phonetics here people.) So I'm as biased as the rest, although all I actually want to do is take people who speak that way and lower then slowly into a giant vat of boiling brontosaurus shit. That's a sort of 'right wing' way of looking at things I'll admit, well … sometimes you need the tool that fits.
    Think 'Sturgeon's Law.'

    :P
     
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  4. Gramaisc

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    Mikey Joe didn't even get an interview for the Newsnight job...

     
  5. littleme

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    I also love accents (I'm not from here) although Yorkshire/Lancashire I struggle with (ie paddy mcguinness) give me an accent anyday...
     
  6. Gramaisc

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    I know someone from near Blackburn - he had a Czech girlfriend - one day, I realised that I was asking her what he had just said...
     
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    Back in early 1980s she who is now Mrs Noah was boating through the Black Country & stopped to do some shopping. Couldn't understand a word the shopkeeper was saying and it soon became clear that he couldn't understand her East Anglian accent either. Ended up with an Indian stallholder from the market translating between two English people.

    I enjoy the variety ofv accents but I am irritated by the genetic northern hearing defect that can't distinguish between a long "a" sound and an "ar" sound.
     
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    I think for a small county (compared to some) Staffs has an interesting variety. For example, you go 15 miles or so north to the potteries and they're all speaking Serbo-Croat. :eek: You go 15 miles or so south and you're in 'Yo-am' country where they're all speaking Inuit. :gonk:

    We hafta be glad weera people wot can gob out more properer. :buddy:
     
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    Gotta love the yo-ams
     
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  11. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Interesting take on brexit for the Latvian missus, basically boiled down to why the hell would I be bothered when it's you thats fecked. It's not like she's never upped and moved to a new country before, the only difference is her choice is potentially reduced by one rather than to one.

    On the plus side I could always go for Latvian citizenship!
     
  12. Gramaisc

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    Start learning useful phrases.

    1, Šī kundze par visu samaksās.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I almost hoped that said make me a sammich, but the real translation sufficed!
     
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    So ... it doesn't mean: 'the zombie apocalypse is upon us' !!

    (Man, have I got some explaining to do :eek: )
     
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    I hear cabbage farms are fairly inexpensive over there.
     
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    I won't be the only person to read the m as a t and wonder how such a market might operate?
     
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    Carefully, without striking a match?
     
  18. BobClay

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    The Night of the Long Knives. The Mekon keeping a low Rasputin like profile behind all of this.

    "And then the ferryman said,
    There is trouble ahead,
    So you must pay me now, "


    At least we didn't have the chatter of machine guns in the night … but … don't hold your breath.
     

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