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Accents, slang, dialect and the English language
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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English language Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:
A warning for my fellow Cumbrians to heed: "tots" means children in the West Country, and not sweets. So in the presence of a young lady, it's not wise to say "I really fancy some tots now".


I suppose it's no better than saying you're desperate for a fag, when in the US. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English language Reply with quote

Or asking almost any newsagent for some rough shag.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not forgetting a very popular one: asking for a ride ...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English lang Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Go on, you're a newspaper journalist, aren't you?

Smile


Journalism is not the only profession where fiction can be more useful than accuracy. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English Reply with quote

Not marketing i hope Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:57 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


I thought the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad had been disbanded Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:04 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English Reply with quote

I get it! He's a member of parliament!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:33 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English Reply with quote

Estate agent.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English Reply with quote

None of you is even close Rolling Eyes. Think closer to home.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you a house husband ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOFH Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Channel 4 Documentary maker.
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"home" amature adult film maker ??
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Microsoft tech support?
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wylieoyoteuk and nelz are in the right ballpark, but that's not saying much.
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