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Local accents
« on: November 15, 2013, 11:04:33 AM »

A school in Halesowen has put a ban on its pupils using its local Black Country Accent :o  I think this is crazy if they had their way we will all end up speaking with a monotonous one tone accent, it could only happen in this country. In addition I think the Black Country accent is great :-))
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 11:44:05 AM »

You should try going to the Shetland Isles, I could never understand a word the locals said up there. We asked for directions once, and from what we deciphered, we were to turn right at the Chub centre.


Only after going round Lerwick about ten times did we fathom out we were looking for the 'job' centre...
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 12:52:17 PM »

I worked in Stourbridge for about 12 months and for the first few weeks I needed an interpreter and I only come from Worcester, about 20 miles away.
 Two ladies came into the shop one day and when I spoke to them one said to the other "Ow down't 'e talk luvvly, yow con tell 'e ay frum rownd 'ere"....

Black Country folks - salt of the earth - I love 'em! 

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Re: Local accents
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 01:15:46 PM »

Bostin ayit ar!
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 03:14:20 PM »

are they not breaking the laws of discrimination by doing that...........as a parent I would be making a clear and concise complaint to both Ofsted and my local and parliamentary education minister about the school and toote' sweet'
 
Eaton will be banning scouser footballer's sons next........what will Wayne Rooney say then, gawd bless 'im {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 03:21:38 PM »

Well all I can say about Black Country folk is,
yew 5 am bin 4 guddns yew 3 bin both together bay I.

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Re: Local accents
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 03:27:43 PM »

Well I can say I come from a unique city when it comes to accents. Scouse, geordie, cockney, all accents from around the country are spoken across an area. Like all of Tyneside speak with the geordie accent, same for the Fylde peninsula area having the scouse accent, the midlands everyone talks like Ozzy Osbourne etc etc.

I come from Hull and the accent there although sounding awful when compared to some others, is only spoken within the city. Travel up the road to Beverley just 5 miles outside of the city boundary and they have quite a cultured accent compared to my home town. Its unique in not spreading from the city, some would say that this is a good thing when hearing it {-)

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Re: Local accents
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 03:39:52 PM »

Obviously the school are on a different planet.
Have they not noticed that most advertising on
TV and Radio use regional accents because the
great British public do not trust posh accents.


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Re: Local accents
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 03:52:57 PM »

I'm no expert, but I'm guessing two things:

1. It was in the Daily Mail
2. It didn't actually happen.

If local accents were banned around here then the whole place would be silent!
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2013, 03:56:10 PM »

Was on skynews this morning

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Re: Local accents
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2013, 03:56:25 PM »

Nobody remember the "Straban" interview?  Seem to remember also that Cheryl Tweedy didn't go down very well in America cos no one could understand her.  Toss Daily seems to have "Poshified" since the cosmetic adverts.
 
  Wonder what the TRUE story is behind the MEDIA HYPE.
 
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2013, 05:12:37 PM »

I live smack in the middle of the Black Country and I can tell you that school is getting some stick from the locals at the moment  <*<


Can't beat the folk where I I've they are fantastic  :-))
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2013, 05:59:14 PM »

There does seem to be a bit of confusion about the differences between "Dialect" and "Accent" in this tale! BY
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2013, 06:05:32 PM »

Aynock - " Jow loik me noo 'ouse?
Eli - "Soreroit, bur I day loike they stickyout  winders.
Aynock - "Theym bay winders.
Eli -"Well if they bay winders wot am they?"

Great stuff.... :-))
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2013, 06:17:46 PM »

same for the Fylde peninsula area having the scouse accent,

Not in a million years Brian..................not on the Fylde peninsula we don't!!!! >:-o >:-o >:-o
 
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 07:28:47 PM »


Only a ban in the Class room.. Personally I agree


Colley Lane Primary School’s top ten “damaging phrases.”

1. “They was” instead of “they were.”

2. “I cor do that” instead of “I can't do that.”

3. “Ya” instead of “you.”

4. “Gonna” instead of “going to.”

5. “Woz” instead of “was.”

6. “I day” instead of “I didn’t.”

7. “I ain’t” instead of “I haven’t.”

8. “Somefink” instead of “something.”

9. “It wor me” instead of “it wasn’t me.”

10. “Ay?” Instead of “pardon?”

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Re: Local accents
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 09:34:45 PM »

Absolutely nothing wrong with parents and teachers insisting on 'going to' rather than 'gonna' etc. The local accent really has nothing to do with it.

The proximity of different accents is what amazes me. I live in Huyton and speak with a moderately Scouse accent, only a couple of miles away across a couple of fields the people in Prescot have a noticeably different accent. My wife has a nice accent but I like it better when she isn't speaking to me  O0

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Re: Local accents
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2013, 09:58:33 AM »

Believe it or not, 'gonna' is a perfectly legitimate contraction of 'going to'. It has just fallen out of usage in British English. But is in common use in American English.

As George Bernard Shaw once said, "England and America are two countries separated by a common language".
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Re: Local accents
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2013, 12:01:06 PM »

American English  {-)  maybe we can move the topic to humour.

I guess a lot of what is being discussed is really dialect and not accent ... I think BY mentioned that earlier.

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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2013, 12:08:07 PM »

And ask ANY American what's difficult about pronouncing the word Nuclear?  %)
 
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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2013, 01:39:42 PM »

My partner hails from Cornwall, sometimes I think we need a dialect translator (wonder if Google would be interested) :-)) :-))


It has only been 15 years but am starting to get the hang of his dialect and broad west country accent now!!




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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2013, 01:39:52 PM »

And ask ANY American what's difficult about pronouncing the word Nuclear?  %)
 
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Got Me.. Is this the same as in Aluminium ?.

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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2013, 02:23:16 PM »

  They ALL pronounce it New cue lar.
 
  Obviously a different dictionary. Said we should have sent an updated one since the Pilgrim Fathers.    %)
 
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2013, 02:40:03 PM »

Ah Got you, I had the American Language beaten (Not literally ) out of me by my grandparents  but now and again I come across a word I'm not familiar with I apparently drift towards the American pronunciation..

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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2013, 04:41:17 PM »

  They ALL pronounce it New cue lar.
 
  Obviously a different dictionary. Said we should have sent an updated one since the Pilgrim Fathers.    %)
 
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