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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #75 on: December 12, 2015, 09:28:56 PM »

Didn't he learn to hug trees?
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #76 on: December 12, 2015, 09:32:10 PM »

Roy....did not QEII go to a motor mechanics school in earlier years?......saw a documentary years back with Lizzie ......'bum' in the air & head & arms in the engine bay of an oldish Land Rover.......

Also beg to differ Arrow5.........as Charlie spent a school year at Timbertop in the Victorian highlands of OZ........mind you, I am not sure if he actually learnt anything  :embarrassed: ..... Derek


Nonsense 'Chuck' learned how to ground HMS Bronington in the Thames . . . AND run a BAE 146 jet of the Queen's flight off the runway at the Isle of Skye , so THERE ! !
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2015, 09:52:21 PM »

Re HMQ mending oldish Landrover,I don't know the picture but since Landrover only started production in 1948 it was probably a Jeep.  Will stand correction innit?
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #78 on: December 12, 2015, 10:08:13 PM »

Dave.....the images of QEII fixing the Land Rover was about this vintage.....she had driven through a ford [creek] in the road......I suspect in a Country Estate .......when I suggested 'oldish Land Rover' ...sorry,  I just meant original style 'Land Rover', not a 'Range  Rover' .... Derek
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #79 on: December 12, 2015, 10:19:16 PM »

Derek, look up Gordonstoun School . Phil the Greek sent the Duke of Rothesay there to toughen him up.  Didn't seem to work somehow. %)   
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2015, 10:29:01 PM »

Hi I have seen film of her in uniform doing mechanical things to cars during the war to encourage us all.  I was just a few years old then!  If I remember correctly the Queen was borne in 1926.
I have no knowledge of her practical skills but from the outdoor life she used to lead I am sure she is most capable.
Definitely the best of the Royals.
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2015, 10:54:13 PM »

So Roy says.....'definitely the best of the Royal'.....well I think one of her Grandsons is shaping up pretty well  :-)).....as the future, future boss.........Derek
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #82 on: December 12, 2015, 11:28:27 PM »

Just a goldarned cotton-pickin' minute there, Muskrat!

Hi all, I do not agree that Brian Sewell, was any kind of guide to the pronunciation of English.  I think his affected way of pronouncing Ikea as Aykayer was a joke.

Maybe you could remind us just which language "IKEA" comes from? Swedish, perchance? Not a good example; even on their own TV advertisement it is pronounced "Icky-err"whereas everyone I've heard (apart from BS) uses "Eye-Keeyer".

Fair do's, m'duck.  I'd take issue more with barth, grarse and marles (and your punctuation, but that's for another day).

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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #83 on: December 12, 2015, 11:29:46 PM »

 ok2  Quack, quack, quackquack  pond?
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #84 on: December 12, 2015, 11:42:16 PM »

 :o :o :o

Not really a problem here in Oztralia

as we speaka da oztrailian wit a bita Inglish O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

As for the press, TV announcers and Politicians well, nobody understands them as they all speak a foreign language >>:-( <*< >>:-( <*<
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #85 on: December 13, 2015, 08:40:23 AM »

:o :o :o

Not really a problem here in Oztralia
as we speaka da oztrailian wit a bita Inglish O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
As for the press, TV announcers and Politicians well, nobody understands them as they all speak a foreign language >>:-( <*< >>:-( <*<

I heard a very interesting program a while back where an academic gent demonstrated that the Australian "strine" accent comes more or less directly from the way they speak in Suffolk. He did this by starting off a word in a Suffolk accent and then morphing it into Strine. He did this with a number of different words and it was very convincing. Apparently a large proportion of the original convicts who were transported to Oz came from Suffolk, because petty theft of food was very common there and the local magistrates were particularly fond of handing down harsh sentences.

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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #86 on: December 13, 2015, 10:06:38 AM »

Hi Inertia, The IKEA point is that he (Mr. S) was correcting somebody who had used the word pronounced in the more usual way in the UK.  In itself rather pompous but who am i to judge!
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #87 on: December 13, 2015, 10:18:05 AM »

Hi Inertia, The IKEA point is that he (Mr. S) was correcting somebody who had used the word pronounced in the more usual way in the UK.  In itself rather pompous but who am i to judge!
Regards Roy
Then he had no right to do so, not being Swedish himself. 'Pompous' doesn't even come close to describing Mr S. Many have used much harsher words (which were probably far more accurate) but I found his whole manner almost mesmeric.
A real one-off.
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #88 on: December 13, 2015, 10:44:04 AM »

I have a recording from Lincolnshire Heritage, of various items in the local dialect. Playing one day and enjoying the story, when my daughter came in and asked "What language is that then?".
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #89 on: December 13, 2015, 11:03:51 AM »

I speak kentish, we have some odd words like Chimley (thing on the roof that lets smoke out)
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #90 on: December 13, 2015, 11:28:06 AM »

Hi it is not just English I was learning Spanish (mostly gone now) and at a lesson we had some tapes of Spaniards speaking and our teacher (Spanish) did not understand some of what was being said.
regards Roy
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #91 on: December 13, 2015, 12:47:50 PM »

I speak kentish, we have some odd words like Chimley (thing on the roof that lets smoke out)


Thass a chimbley roun are way....


All the wife's fambley lives in Thanet - they understand me.


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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #92 on: December 13, 2015, 01:20:52 PM »

Duh yew lot doon sooth not naa thit Bamburah wis the royil capitul of inglan afor lundun eh. Ye lot naa nowt aboot istry man.
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #93 on: December 13, 2015, 01:40:19 PM »

All hail 19th September.  All our dialect differences evaporate for 24 hours whilst emulating Robert Newton in national linguistic unity. - Speak Like A Pirate Day.
Ideal for lakeside banter, to differentiate us from all those landlubber non-boaters.
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #94 on: December 13, 2015, 01:45:50 PM »

Come eer Bob lad. Be that you I see afore me.
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #95 on: December 13, 2015, 01:47:15 PM »

 Sorry I`m not fluent in Somali..cant even spell it %)
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #96 on: December 13, 2015, 02:29:02 PM »

Well we've all seen the "Grammar Nazi" online .... then I saw this on Twitter.... this is REAL  :o :o :o
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #97 on: December 13, 2015, 02:32:19 PM »

Robert Newton played the role of 'Long John Silver' in the 1950 Disney film of 'Treasure Island'.


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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #98 on: December 13, 2015, 08:31:43 PM »

Ahem. Dialects are not really a mis-use of the so-called English language - are they? Are we no, yet again getting wey aff the subject - Jimmy?
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #99 on: December 13, 2015, 09:08:09 PM »

English as a language has been evolving for a thousand years or more.  The fact that it is still evolving mostly indicates that it hasn't died.  Regional and area accents happen - I well remember asking directions in Preston, about 20 miles away, and feeling the need for subtitles.  In different countries it evolves differently, often depending on the national backgrounds of later immigrants.
But evolution apart, I do detest the use of txtspk in a medium where there is usually a perfectly good keyboard available.  That and the occasional total disregard for basic stuff like putting a full stop at the end of a sentence combined with not bothering with a capital to start the next one.
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