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Slang is the English language doomed

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posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by Rodinus

Originally posted by cody599
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I still remember you saying

"I'm just going out for a fag"


Reckon that turned a few heads.

Off to work

Catch you all later

Cody


Fags... yes, the dreaded word that can get an Englishman into a lot of trouble in the USA...

I quote from the great English philosopher Biffa Bacon : "I dring Beer an smurk tabs me!"





Kindest respects

Rodinus


That has to be first Rod
Viz used as a source on ats




posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:28 AM
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I still get Viz sent over to France from time to time...

You would be quite surprised Cody at the amount of culture that magazine actually holds


Warmest respects

Rod



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 02:40 AM
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yonder is not a new word -

source


1 There livd a lass in yonder dale,
And doun in yonder glen, O
And Katherine Jaffray was her name,
Well known by many men. O


from a scots poem - earliest printed text 1802 - thought i suspect an eng lit student or ltererary fan will know of earlier examples

so just sit back and enjoy the ride - english will survive - it is constantly evolving



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 02:53 AM
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i have a variety of geordie friends and in-laws, and their dialect is awesome. fanny batter is a great term, i think it's the same as baby-gravy


i think that their quite splendid feeling of isolation and independence is part of the reason for their singular accent and slang. if you ever go out drinking in newcastle it's like being abroad in your own country

ETA: my brother in law is a geordie, and his dad is a former oil-rigger and a "proper" geordie. now that man can swear

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posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 03:04 AM
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U-turn = pullaquickyouee



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 05:56 AM
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Originally posted by skalla
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i have a variety of geordie friends and in-laws, and their dialect is awesome. fanny batter is a great term, i think it's the same as baby-gravy


i think that their quite splendid feeling of isolation and independence is part of the reason for their singular accent and slang. if you ever go out drinking in newcastle it's like being abroad in your own country

ETA: my brother in law is a geordie, and his dad is a former oil-rigger and a "proper" geordie. now that man can swear

edit on 26-4-2013 by skalla because: (no reason given)

edit on 26-4-2013 by skalla because: typo


Why aye man...yer reet aboot that!

Any chance you could ask them for a good recipie of pease pudding (with the ham shank in of course?)

Kindest respects

Rodinus



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