I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Ghost » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:55 pm

:whistle:
Ooh you cheeky little sea winkle
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Alanz » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:58 pm

I'm a Security guard not a Policeman :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Square12 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:52 pm

Ok, here we go just trawled through this thread: I, myself, have a generic middle class south east English accent, born in Surrey, then a village outside Portsmouth from 4 - 12 y old then to a village near Canterbury in Kent. To mix things up even more my mum was pretty nomadic along the south coast with Scottish parents (one Edinburgh one Glasgow, neither of whom I met) and my dads from paisley nr Glasgow as are both his parents but he's lived down south for about 40 yrs. To top it off I spent seven years working in tourism mixing with Brits and Irish from all over the shop. Fortunately the only "accent" slipping I seem to get is using the word aye in lieu of yes when talking to Scots!
Now however I'm an English language teacher and its strange to see the difficulties that some nationalities have with certain sounds as follows ( these are stereotypes so please don't take offence anyone)
Italians when trying to tell us they are hungry always sound like they are saying angry
Germans often have trouble with the v & w
Spanish s & sh, v & b, a like cat & u like cut

The "German" word that I often get told to attempt is a Bavarian or Austrian dialectic word which means squirrels tail and it's pronounced something like wah-cats-erl-shah-fern

Finally as for the whole I say you say factor, bear these two gems in mind:
In bars across the uk it's not uncommon to hear "Can I bum a fag?" Meaning "Could I please have a cigarette off someone without paying for it, nor being obliged to return one at a later time?" As opposed to across the pond where it would mean "Could I please perform certain acts upon a homeless individual?
Or in America if a woman dropped her pants and displayed her fanny she'd still have her underwear covering some of her dignity, whereas in the Uk she'd have everything round her ankles and be displaying her private lady parts!
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Penfold » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:39 am

I was going through some Mel Smith clips and came across this masterpiece of comedy writing. :lol:

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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:53 am

Classic! :lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:13 pm

Brilliant :D :lol:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby jaznbonnie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:44 pm

OMG! :lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:53 pm

Very good. :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby janet » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:56 pm

Er...... someone said North-East accents were incomprehensible? :lol: :lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Ghost » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:24 pm

pardon can you repeat that
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby janet » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:31 am

Ghost wrote:pardon can you repeat that

:lol: :lol:
A kipper tie is a) an item of men''s neckwear popular in the 1970s
or b) e delicious beverage made with leaves from a shrub in the Camelia family?
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby wicked woman » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:53 am

janet wrote:
Ghost wrote:pardon can you repeat that

:lol: :lol:
A kipper tie is a) an item of men''s neckwear popular in the 1970s
or b) e delicious beverage made with leaves from a shrub in the Camelia family?

:lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Catch-up » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:43 pm

:lol: I didn't understand a word. :shock:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:55 pm

It's yer actual cockney, in it! :lol:
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Re: I Say, You Say... (Accents and quirks)

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:14 pm

It's more mockney than cockney :roll: but still understandable for all the stuff they made up :D
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