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> Glasgow Accent Sounds Most Stupid, Researchers claim untainted snobbery
bilbo.s
post 20th Nov 2015, 09:23am
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Quite so, Melody. Apart from your last sentence, which is nonsense! tongue.gif


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post 20th Nov 2015, 09:43am
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laugh.gif laugh.gif Och ah knew ye'd be on to me there bilbo.s.
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post 20th Nov 2015, 10:10am
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Ignore him, Melody. He only lives there. If Professor Higgins says it's true then it must be. wink.gif
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post 20th Nov 2015, 10:17am
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laugh.gif Och he's an auld pal Betsy. No Professor Higgins, bilbo.s. laugh.gif
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post 20th Nov 2015, 10:21am
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The rain in Spain goes mainly doon the drain, but at times they cannae cope.


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post 20th Nov 2015, 02:46pm
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I have a friend and ex-colleague who lives in Benamargosa, the streets were recently flooded very badly, but did eventually go doon the drain I think,


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post 21st Nov 2015, 06:50am
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On arrival in Christchurch, NZ, in 1963, I had a few problems being understood. I was employed in the Labour Department and as I had to spend some time on the telephone switchboard, I had to learn very quickly to speak slower due to a few difficult calls! I recall one day I met two girls I knew slightly and after chatting for a couple of minutes one said to the other "what did she say?". Now that really riled me.

Many years later, working at Lincoln University as a Director's Secretary, I was favourably compared to another secretary, who funnily enough came from Edinburgh and prided herself on having been a teacher in elocution!

Occasionally I have been a bit naughty if someone comments that I've never lost my accent - I reply that I haven't found a better one yet.



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post 21st Nov 2015, 08:04am
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Nice response, SKL.
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post 21st Nov 2015, 09:34am
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QUOTE (Scots Kiwi Lass @ 21st Nov 2015, 06:58am) *
On arrival in Christchurch, NZ, in 1963, I had a few problems being understood. I was employed in the Labour Department and as I had to spend some time on the telephone switchboard, I had to learn very quickly to speak slower due to a few difficult calls! I recall one day I met two girls I knew slightly and after chatting for a couple of minutes one said to the other "what did she say?". Now that really riled me.

Many years later, working at Lincoln University as a Director's Secretary, I was favourably compared to another secretary, who funnily enough came from Edinburgh and prided herself on having been a teacher in elocution!

Occasionally I have been a bit naughty if someone comments that I've never lost my accent - I reply that I haven't found a better one yet.


Brilliant post SKL there is no better accent. smile.gif
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post 23rd Nov 2015, 09:53am
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Me to Mr Melody: How many are there in that packet?

Mr Melody to me: There are two mini.

Me to Mr Melody: No that doesn't look like too many to me.

Sad but true.
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post 25th Nov 2015, 08:05pm
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Behave yerel' Shuggie! smile.gif how come yer no unerstaunin a upmerket Govin accent!? smile.gif

Us yins came frae the unsofistikated part a' Guvin an' wisnae lernt tae talk right till a wis 13. An that wis only because a' hud an superior education at a well kent school bein' clivirer than the maist a yon yins whit still couldny Parliama Glesga.
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post 25th Nov 2015, 08:48pm
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One thing that rally annoyed me was a movie set in Glasgow and there were subtitles. Can't remember what the movie was called.


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post 26th Nov 2015, 08:02am
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QUOTE (brian432 @ 25th Nov 2015, 08:56pm) *
One thing that rally annoyed me was a movie set in Glasgow and there were subtitles. Can't remember what the movie was called.


Kelvinside the Movie unsure.gif laugh.gif


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post 26th Nov 2015, 10:33am
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QUOTE (brian432 @ 25th Nov 2015, 08:56pm) *
One thing that rally annoyed me was a movie set in Glasgow and there were subtitles. Can't remember what the movie was called.

I remember seeing a film called "Sweet Sixteen" around 10 years ago that had sub-titles. I was suitably huffy about it but the worst of it was I was too busy reading the sub-titles I couldn't keep track of the movie.

The amount of times the "F" word was used was unbelievable but the movie was quite educational and I think was successful. I think it was set in Greenock but could be wrong.


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post 2nd Dec 2015, 09:46am
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QUOTE (brian432 @ 25th Nov 2015, 08:56pm) *
One thing that rally annoyed me was a movie set in Glasgow and there were subtitles. Can't remember what the movie was called.

ARRIVIDECI GUVIN!!!
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