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Re: Short story competition by johnnyBgood! on 12 July 2012 11:49pm
 
Am I allowed to write in my vernacular and intersperse it generously with curses ?
 
Re: Short story competition by Wheelrim on 12 July 2012 11:53pm
 
Sure, why change the habit of a lifetime?
 
Re: Short story competition by johnnyBgood! on 13 July 2012 4:58am
 
I can actually go 5 minutes without swearing. Meg tells me that my talking in my sleep has lessened. :)
 
Re: Short story competition by tucsonmike on 14 July 2012 3:32am
 
John most translation services do not do Scots.
 
Re: Short story competition by johnnyBgood! on 14 July 2012 7:36am
 
Mike, I speak English with a neutral accent when I choose. I appreciate that you recognise Scots language from being different from English.

We did speak on the phone a few years ago Mike ? I've spoken to so many Yanks from FB over the last couple of years that I forget who is who !
 
Re: Short story competition by Spursfan2 on 14 July 2012 1:29pm
 
John, I speak with experience when I say that many Americans cannot tell the difference between the English and the Aussie accent (no offence made to our friends over the pond). In the States, we were often asked by locals if we were Australian.

However, one chap in a restaurant somewhere in Arizona I think or maybe Utah, a one horse town, said 'you're not from these parts are you? Are you from New York?'!!

:D
 
Re: Short story competition by kazzzz on 14 July 2012 2:02pm
 
Anne it's the same with ours and the NZ accent, do totally different but folks think that they sound the same.
 
Re: Short story competition by kazzzz on 14 July 2012 2:05pm
 
Oh and I barely have time to put a post here of more
Than 30 words so I don't think ill be writing a story lol.
 
Re: Short story competition by Loretto on 14 July 2012 2:34pm
 
Ah that's too bad!!!!!

Anne, I'm guessing your accent is ....Italian?
 
Re: Short story competition by Spursfan2 on 14 July 2012 3:13pm
 
No, it is FRENCH. Seriously though, in Stafford we speak the queen's english, beautifully rounded vowels and nice constonants. Who am I kidding? We have the yam yams (Wolverhampton, from 'how am ya')just to the south and the potteries just north, so we are inbetween I guess!!

:D

Kazzzzz, after having one of my nephews live with us for 5 years, who moved to NZ as a 3 year old, I can just about tell an Aussie from a NZ accent.

And going by him, my sister, and also my niece-in-law (half Maouri), you can usually tell a kiwi by the addition of 'eh' to the end of every sentence!! As in "it's a lovely day, eh!" "Johnny Depp is gorgeous, eh!" They even do it on their FB comments!!

:D
 
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