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Postby Bailey » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:33 pm

you must be right Ferrus, I've noticed a lot of slang here [and local variance] sounds like the pronunciations of parts of Australia and England, I think English all drifts that way.

mark much-like-continental-drift? Bailey
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Re: talkin' southern

Postby Stargzer » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:51 pm

Ferrus wrote:
Stargzer wrote:Aye, laddie; some o' us provincials are not as au courant as our progenitors on that wee sma' isle off o' the coast o' Pas-de-Calais. :wink:

'Aye', 'laddie' 'wee' and 'o'' are all Scottish expressions I'm afraid.


So, hunker down behind Hadrian's Wall! :D

Well some are used in North England.

The Scots, Northern English and Southern American dialects appear to be the most conservative forms of the language. Most be something to do with speaking to farm animals all day.


Nah, life's just slower down there.
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Re: talkin' southern

Postby skinem » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:32 pm

Ferrus wrote: Most be something to do with speaking to farm animals all day.


Oooohhhh, REAL strong words for someone to be posting on the "Rebel-Yankee Test" forum. :roll:

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Re: talkin' southern

Postby Ferrus » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:46 pm

skinem wrote:
Ferrus wrote: Most be something to do with speaking to farm animals all day.


Oooohhhh, REAL strong words for someone to be posting on the "Rebel-Yankee Test" forum. :roll:

Danger, Will Robinson!

Oh come on, far worse aspersions - I refer to the classic insults thrown at the Welsh/Highlanders/New Zealanders dependent on your location - have been doused on rural folk.
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Postby txmusicgirl » Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:23 pm

I suppose I'm completly southern --- all of those on that list apply :lol:
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