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Postby Rhakios » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:08 pm

M-Saunders wrote:A warning for my fellow Cumbrians to heed: "tots" means children in the West Country, and not sweets. So in the presence of a young lady, it's not wise to say "I really fancy some tots now".


I suppose it's no better than saying you're desperate for a fag, when in the US. :)
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Postby pootman » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:05 pm

Or asking almost any newsagent for some rough shag.
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Postby ethernet » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:58 pm

Not forgetting a very popular one: asking for a ride ...
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English lang

Postby guy » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:34 pm

Rhakios wrote:Go on, you're a newspaper journalist, aren't you?

:)


Journalism is not the only profession where fiction can be more useful than accuracy. :twisted:
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Postby lok1950 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:52 pm

Not marketing i hope :mrgreen:

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English lang

Postby Rhakios » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:57 pm

guy wrote:Journalism is not the only profession where fiction can be more useful than accuracy. :twisted:


I thought the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad had been disbanded :shock:
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Postby risc_user » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:04 am

I get it! He's a member of parliament!
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Postby pootman » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:33 am

Estate agent.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Accents, slang, dialect and the English

Postby guy » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:38 pm

None of you is even close :roll:. Think closer to home.
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:40 pm

are you a house husband ?
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Postby nelz » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:27 pm

BOFH :)
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Postby pootman » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:30 am

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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:51 am

"home" amature adult film maker ??
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:05 am

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Postby guy » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:13 am

wylieoyoteuk and nelz are in the right ballpark, but that's not saying much.
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