Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#201  Postby felltoearth » Apr 01, 2019 10:51 am

Svartalf wrote:same here.

Never got why people devoted so much attention and passion on hockey in winter and baseball in summer.

I live here and I don’t get it really.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#202  Postby Svartalf » Apr 01, 2019 10:53 am

So we can agree it's just a matter of irrational crowd behavior and shove it all under the carpet.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#203  Postby Fallible » Apr 01, 2019 10:58 am

felltoearth wrote:
Fallible wrote:I've clearly retained next to nothing from my childhood in Canada.

Just a bit of orange in the south west. It knew I wasn’t from around the UK.


It knows you touch yourself at night.
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#204  Postby Fallible » Apr 01, 2019 10:58 am

Svartalf wrote:So we can agree it's just a matter of irrational crowd behavior and shove it all under the carpet.


I think that's best.
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#205  Postby felltoearth » Apr 01, 2019 11:02 am

Fallible wrote:
felltoearth wrote:
Fallible wrote:I've clearly retained next to nothing from my childhood in Canada.

Just a bit of orange in the south west. It knew I wasn’t from around the UK.


It knows you touch yourself at night.

Like that’s a stretch.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#206  Postby Fallible » Apr 01, 2019 11:05 am

:rofl:
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#207  Postby Evolving » Apr 01, 2019 12:39 pm

Fallible wrote:I've clearly retained next to nothing from my childhood in Canada.


Coincidentally, neither have I.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#208  Postby Evolving » Apr 01, 2019 12:40 pm

The quiz seems to think I was brought up in the Home Counties.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#209  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 01, 2019 1:29 pm

Evolving wrote:The quiz seems to think I was brought up in the Home Counties.


Probably ex-pats. It has affected me that way.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#210  Postby Evolving » Apr 01, 2019 3:01 pm

Actually I was...

Up to a certain age, anyway. Thereafter, as I think is generally known, I was not in an English speaking environment at all.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#211  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 01, 2019 3:27 pm

Dont you meet plenty of ex-pats where you are now?
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#212  Postby Evolving » Apr 01, 2019 3:35 pm

No. Well, yes, French and Belgian expats.

And from further afield. My best friends here are from Venezuela and Albania, and we always speak French.
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#213  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 01, 2019 3:49 pm

OK.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#214  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 01, 2019 4:02 pm

I suppose not many native English speakers around?
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#215  Postby Evolving » Apr 01, 2019 4:15 pm

Around me? No.

There are plenty of them in the country, working for the EU, or in the financial district, or attending the international school (as we frequently hear when we pass it on the bus at certain times of day), but I rarely encounter them.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#216  Postby aban57 » Apr 01, 2019 4:23 pm

don't get me started wrote:I came across this dialect quiz.
It's really good and located me pretty accurately. (South West Scotland, North Cumbria and the North East. All places I lived when I was growing up.)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html

It was well nostalgic to read the word that was common for one's girlfriend when I was at school...Mot. :)


Definitely not from around here are you? Your answers were closer to the average person outside of Ireland and Britain than anywhere inside it.


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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#217  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 01, 2019 5:27 pm

Evolving wrote:Around me? No.

There are plenty of them in the country, working for the EU, or in the financial district, or attending the international school (as we frequently hear when we pass it on the bus at certain times of day), but I rarely encounter them.


I wonder if they are leaving? You cant work for the EU while not being a citizen of a member state.

Of course next to native English speakers the French tend to be the next in the queue for the lack of language skill stakes.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#218  Postby Svartalf » Apr 01, 2019 5:30 pm

I humbly beg your pardon?
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#219  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 01, 2019 5:35 pm

Svartalf wrote:I humbly bef your pardon?


It was the case for years Svarty but France is making great strides to change the situation more than the British. Also they dont all sound like Maurice Chevalier either. :lol:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#220  Postby The_Piper » Apr 02, 2019 2:31 am

This was inch-wristing. The hosts' artificial gesticulation was a major distraction. I have another thing that distracts me, gesticulation and body language. :lol: That wasn't the purpose of posting this, it's the content. :silenced:
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