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Accents, slang, dialect and the English language
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English lang Reply with quote

Home Office tech support?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you work for wanadoo??
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English lang Reply with quote

guy wrote:
Journalism is not the only profession where fiction can be more useful than accuracy. Twisted Evil
Oh dear gods, you're a PC World Salesman, aren't you?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English Reply with quote

All right all right. I'm a technical consultant. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

consulting on what?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't ask that. You'll have to pay for an answer and you still won't be any the wiser.

BTW, this is a dig at consultants, not fish, in case anyone was wondering Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English language Reply with quote

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wyliecoyoteuk wrote:
Rhakios wrote:
In the Midlands, we all speak perfectly normally, it's other places that have funny accents and odd sayings. Wink


Except for the Black country, but they don't consider themselves part of the Midlands anyway


My Mum used to say that if you mixed your vowel sounds up at random, you would be bound to come up with one Black Country accent or another, for example:

"May Merm yussed tuh saa thit ef yuh mexed yowr voowel soonds erp it rindaim, yuh would bey boond tuh cerm erp weth wern Blick Cerntreh iccent owr inerther."


Hmmmmm... im from the black county in wolverhampton and i hardly understood any of that. It was a poor attempt and made no sense lol.

I think it is safe to say that the black country has its own language within a language.

Also, i class the black country as being in the west midlands, i am yet to meet someone who doesnt think it is. What does get up my nose is people calling those of us from the black country 'Brummies'

Mad ARGHHHH!!!!

We are not brummies!! and they are not black country folk. Our accents are very different too, but so are the accents in dudley, tipton, walsall and all the other areas of the black country. Each area had a distict accent, but for an outsider they may all sound the same.

What i find dishearening is that the black country accent is slowly dying off, people have been called names and discriminated against because of their accents so they have adopted a 'posher' less distictive accent. It wont be long before the black country accent is a thing of the past, such a shame really concidering the history of it.

Anyways....i love my accent Very Happy (even if i do put on a 'posher' voice whenever i pick up the phone or go to a job interview Razz )
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English language Reply with quote

Being "in" it and being "part of" it are 2 different things Smile

And I said "Midlands" not "west midlands"

Pedantry count 98% Smile

BTW, I like the Black country, used to be my patch years ago as a field service engineer. Great people, great beer, great food (Hot pork sandwiches, yum).
I was born a Brummie but my family came from Liverpool, so Brummies think I talk "posh".
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