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How much does 1 cu. mtr of pebbles weigh?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
1sf (troll) is like a gravel drive


He makes crunchy noises when you drive over him? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I ever meet him, I'll give it a try - I bet he gets stuck in the tyres as well Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you know you haven't met me? i could hang about outside your house and bump into you and say hello! all the time Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa... watch out, Rhakios - you've got a stalker Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing new there then Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nigel wrote:
Whoa... watch out, Rhakios - you've got a stalker Very Happy

how can you tell from where you are(smutty inuendo Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<sigh>... just when I thought it wasn't possible to lower the tone any further...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
how do you know you haven't met me? i could hang about outside your house and bump into you


I think I'd notice if some hefty northern type bumped into me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah but being a professional spy i could be in disguse as a slight midlands person Cool is it luvlee?<birmingham accent>
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'd also be able to spot a lumpy northerner with a cod brummy accent as well. Besides you'd need to speak Black Country to merge in, in Walsall.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

black country Shocked what does that entail? look at the chimberleys<black country accent> Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is an accent that, to outsiders, sounds brummy, but to any local sounds completely different. Indeed, it is a different dialect, though the vowel sounds are somewhat similar.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black country dialect is apparently the closest you get to Olde English in the Uk, unless you count Welsh,Scots and Cornish, which are actually Gaelic dialects from even earlier, very similar to French Basque or Irish.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:
Black country dialect is apparently the closest you get to Olde English in the Uk, unless you count Welsh,Scots and Cornish, which are actually Gaelic dialects from even earlier, very similar to French Basque or Irish.


Welsh and Cornish are Gaelic languages (not dialects), less similar to English than Russian is. Irish is also a Gaelic language, although from a different branch of the Gaelic language tree.

Scots is, like English, descended from Anglo-Saxon, which is possibly what you meant. It is spoken in the Lowlands of Scotand, and has nothing to do with the Gaelic spoken in the Highlands, which is a dialect of Irish. Scots used to be called a dialect (Rabbie Burns decsribed his poems as being in the "Scots dialect") but it now has the legal status, within the UK, of a language.

French is a Romance language, descended from Latin.

Basque is something completely different, not being related to any other surviving European language.

I'm not sure what any of these have to do with the Black Country accent, which I find quite beautiful - unlike Brummy, which is just flat.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not meaning to get into a language discussion really, I have read that Black country dialect is close to early english, using some of the same words and idioms.

The comment on Gaelic was that it is earlier in the UK, not an earlier form of english, just rambling ,sorry.

By the way when I said " french basque" I should have said Breton, a languge still spoken in Britanny., which is similar to welsh and cornish apparently.
And no, nothing to do with walsall Smile
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