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Re: French in Tucson? by Spursfan on 4 September 2007 8:14pm
 
Yes! I can speak fluent Geordie!! (Not!)

hahaha! Awa' the lads!

;-)
 
Re: French in Tucson? by tucsonmike on 4 September 2007 9:15pm
 
Is Geordie partly Scots? I sure did not recognize anything. Said in one breath? Impressed the hell out of me.

I guess it is not a drawl.
 
Re: French in Tucson? by geordiegirl on 4 September 2007 10:19pm
 
Yes, Mike, there's a bit of Scots a bit of Irish(I wonder if Elaine would recognise a bit of the twang), a bit of Norse languages (Viking invasions 'shal ve gan oot'is Danish, I think, 'shall we gan oot is Geordie)- and a lot of local invention, I think. I will try some out on you when we finally meet!No, not a drawl, which is why drawls fascinate me and btw WHUPPIN is a Lovely word!
 
Re: French in Tucson? by geordiegirl on 4 September 2007 10:26pm
 
Anne, petal (what I call my friends, esp. after a glass of wine - it confuses some quite a lot -) positively last appearance before temporaryu disappearance, DO US SOME STAFFORDSHIRE, DUCK!!
 
Re: French in Tucson? by tucsonmike on 5 September 2007 2:49am
 
Glad you like whuppin as in "oooeee, your mama's gonna whup you for sayin a cuss word.
 
Re: French in Tucson? by Robron on 6 September 2007 6:44am
 
Mike, I am from Montreal, and although an anglophone, 40 years in la belle province has taught me some French. If you need any French help let me know.

Bonne chance et a bientot.

Robert
 
Re: French in Tucson? by tucsonmike on 6 September 2007 6:57am
 
Mais oui, merci Robron. Between you and Anastase.
 
Re: French in Tucson? by johnnythemonkey on 6 September 2007 5:36pm
 
Robron (Michael) you're from Essex. Are you really deluded or do you think the rest of us are?
 
Re: French in Tucson? by Spursfan on 6 September 2007 8:00pm
 
Well, Linda Petal, I don't really know any! The real Staffordshire you mean is
probably Stoke-ish - the famous one is "Cost kick a bo againt a wo an' then 'it it wi' thi yed till it bosses?" = "Can you kick a ball aginst a wall and then hit it with your head until it bursts?"

Of course Wolverhampton with all its sayings was once part of Staffs. "Ow am ya? Yow awight?". " Yows a babby" (How are you, are you alright?" "You're a baby." Etc etc.

All I can think of for Stafford itself is 'We went down the town on the buzz to buy someat, dinawe' (We went down the town on the bus to buy something, didn't we'). And, "It ay!" ("It isnt!")

You can be 'nesh' (getting cold easily); or 'mardy' which I often am (!) (sulky).

You have 'snappin' for your packed lunch.

Basically, Linda, other than that we speak the Queen's English in Stafford - dinawe, miduck!!!
 
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