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#765623 - 7th Feb 2013 4:19pm Regional Accents
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What makes Britain so interesting-Regional accents! I thought it was a shame to hear this week of a school making children not use 'local words'.Diversity is fun.
When I was young we loved our special words and later had a phase with friends of talking back-slang though I cannot remember how to do it now.
There was no problem using Standard English in essays and written work, and we all knew when to switch to this in formal and other settings.
Dats all for the savvy.

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#765634 - 7th Feb 2013 4:32pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: paxvobiscum]
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What makes Britain so interesting-Regional accents! I thought it was a shame to hear this week of a school making children not use 'local words'.Diversity is fun.
When I was young we loved our special words and later had a phase with friends of talking back-slang though I cannot remember how to do it now.
There was no problem using Standard English in essays and written work, and we all knew when to switch to this in formal and other settings.
Dats all for the savvy.


It is not the regional accents that the school is trying to eliminate(the headmistress stressed that in a broad Geordie accent)but the bad grammar which is common throughout the country now.This is mainly incorrect use of tenses such as "I done that" rather than "I did that."I would like to think they will succeed but rather fear that this is so embedded now that we have reached the point of no return.Then again we have to start somewhere.

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#765651 - 7th Feb 2013 5:22pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Originally Posted By: paxvobiscum
and later had a phase with friends of talking back-slang though I cannot remember how to do it now.

i was only talking back slang to someone the other day haha
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#765654 - 7th Feb 2013 5:32pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Did anyone do the adding the letters A and B into words?

So instead of "whats for tea" it would be "whabats fabor tabea"

Use to drive our parents mad as me, siblings and friends could hold full conversations doing it and they could never work it out.

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#765661 - 7th Feb 2013 5:42pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: paxvobiscum]
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thats what back slang is like, but i can only speak it i wouldnt have a clue how to type it but there are defo more letters than normal in each word
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#765664 - 7th Feb 2013 5:46pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: paxvobiscum]
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oh do you remember the changing of peoples names into a rhyme? if you picked the name jade it would sound like this....jade bom bade sticklade fi fade fi fade sticklade thats how you spell jade.... off topic but i just had to share that memory lol
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#765665 - 7th Feb 2013 5:46pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Abi wabas thabinkabing abit wabas mabayabbe thabat vabery habard tabo wrabite labike thabis thabough sabo wabont dabo abit agabain.

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#765673 - 7th Feb 2013 6:15pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: paxvobiscum]
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lol people will start to question our sanity, your writings gone strange and im reading and replying to it lol
its too hard for me to write back slang id get a headache smile
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#765709 - 7th Feb 2013 7:46pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: dizdazdoz]
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Abi wabas thabinkabing abit wabas mabayabbe thabat vabery habard tabo wrabite labike thabis thabough sabo wabont dabo abit agabain.


Similar to Pig Latin Doz.
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#765791 - 7th Feb 2013 11:02pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: Salmon]
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Do you think incorrect use of tenses is worse than when you were young?

Other things I find annoying is the use of 'allow'instead of 'enable', 'absolutely' being a must in every conversation, and 'more equal' Michael Gove, who one would presume is educated(being the Minister for Education).

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#765819 - 8th Feb 2013 8:36am Re: Regional Accents [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Yes I do think that incorrect use of tenses is more prevalent these days and I think much of it is due to text speak.A lot is also attributable to the TV and all the Americanisms which dominate films.
I do remember vividly though when I was about 12 and coming home from school,we had got off the train and a bus was just pulling up which we needed to get on. A friend shouted to me "Can you borrow me three halfpence?" It has stuck with me all those years,clearly it had been drummed into him not to say can I lend your book or other possession.Also of course three halfpence for a bus journey. Am I that old?

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#765858 - 8th Feb 2013 10:30am Re: Regional Accents [Re: Salmon]
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Don't get me started...
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#766660 - 10th Feb 2013 1:15pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: Salmon]
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Yes I do think that incorrect use of tenses is more prevalent these days and I think much of it is due to text speak.A lot is also attributable to the TV and all the Americanisms which dominate films.
I do remember vividly though when I was about 12 and coming home from school,we had got off the train and a bus was just pulling up which we needed to get on. A friend shouted to me "Can you borrow me three halfpence?" It has stuck with me all those years,clearly it had been drummed into him not to say can I lend your book or other possession.Also of course three halfpence for a bus journey. Am I that old?


I don't think the blame lies entirely with America, one of the things that's been annoying me for ages now is BBC News readers saying 'gonna' instead of 'going to' mad

Another thing that drives me mad is people saying 'fink, fought' and 'birfday'. I coud go on and on!

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#766663 - 10th Feb 2013 1:58pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: Zubee]
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Maybe we should start a forum for those of us to whom these things matter; (baggsy I be blackboard monitor) grin
I enjoy hearing regional accents, as long as I can understand them; I admit to having difficulty in Glasgow and when I used to service some equipment in the lab at Nissan I would often struggle. In the latter case, these were educated people, mostly with degrees. I also find the use of regional words fascinating: one in particular, from Yorkshire, is "while", meaning "until" e.g. "Wait while I finish" where most of us would say "wait until I finish".
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#766675 - 10th Feb 2013 2:55pm Re: Regional Accents [Re: chriskay]
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Actually, that wasn't a good example of the use of the Yorkshire "while". It only seems odd to the rest of us when followed by the perfect tense: i.e. "wait while I'm finished".
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