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brum
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FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime21/2/2012, 21:17


Surprisingly, this subject doesn't seem to have been touched on before.

After a few traumatic weeks in Hereford, as a 16-year - old Brummie, I found that I could figure out where a bloke originated from by his accent. (Even now, I'm considered quite good at it).

Listening to someone speaking on the TV, I can usually decide whether the person is American or Canadian by waiting for him to say the word "out".

I was sent on a Saracen course in the early 60s, to RA Wing Bovington.
The instructor we had was Scottish, that much was easy.
During the lessons on the lubrication paths in the B81 engine he was constantly referring to "Cronks" and "Chunnells".
It transpired that these were, in fact, "Cranks" and "Journals", and he was from one of the remote Scottish islands, (damn you, Vikings !).

All in all, the only time I had to ask a bloke where he was from, he turned out to be from the Isle of Man.

In 1972 we were sent to Belfast, for a rest cure.
One of our blokes was from Carrickfergus - without him as an interpreter we would've been totally snookered !

Anyway, the worse accent I ever heard, and the most incomprehensible, was a bloke from a Durham mining village. If he got excited we lost him ! Shocked



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"john boy"
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Accents 890-95

Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime21/2/2012, 22:00

I say old chap how very in teresting what oh .... chin chin toddle pip old boy ok ja lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime21/2/2012, 22:04

Yonssomemoothfuobools Johnboy
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"john boy"
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Maj Gen
Accents 890-95

Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime21/2/2012, 23:14

Gordon. wrote:
Yonssomemoothfuobools Johnboy

Oh I say gracious me there's no need for that "Guvvna"
Accents Snob12 lol!
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 09:23

"john boy" wrote:
I say old chap how very in teresting what oh .... chin chin toddle pip old boy ok ja lol!

Yeah, like they all talk like that in Shrewsbury ! Very Happy
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Shelldrake
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FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 09:31

No matter how much they try to disguise their accents, you can always tell a Geordie by the way he says "Maybes". Having lead a very sheltered life in a lovely little fishing village on the Clyde I had difficulty understanding accents when I joined Boys Service. We had a few guys from Southern Ireland who, when I first heard them speaking, I thought they were American!!
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 13:28

brum wrote:
"john boy" wrote:
I say old chap how very in teresting what oh .... chin chin toddle pip old boy ok ja lol!

Yeah, like they all talk like that in Shrewsbury ! Very Happy

Ok inna canna dunna wonna mon lol!
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Daveb
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Daveb

Number of posts : 105
Localisation : Bristol
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Iserlohn, Herford X 2
Registration date : 2010-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 13:35

I well remember that first 6 man room in Catterick and the amount of "repeats" there were during conversations with guy's from everywhichwhere!.
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
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Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 13:39

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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 57
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 13:45

Daveb wrote:
I well remember that first 6 man room in Catterick and the amount of "repeats" there were during conversations with guy's from everywhichwhere!.

it usually went something like
"say again"... scratch
"you what" ... scratch
"really" ... scratch
"getaway".... scratch
"F*** me" scratch ...that's when they completely lost you in conversation scratch lol!
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dandc
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Lt Col
dandc

Number of posts : 383
Age : 69
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 16:00

howay lads,e na ind a na the best accent in the world is the geodies,a was just saying t wor lass the other day that its aboot time we got the dewgal seen t he was gasping like an owld cuddy the other day,am gaan t heve a brew nu hinny so see e later.

TRANSLATION

come on gents, you know and i know the best accent in the world is the geordies. i was just saying to my wife the other day,it is time we had the dog seen to,he was puffing and panting like an old pit pony the other day,i am going to have a cup of tea now friend see you later. ( bari eh ).


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BobG
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Lt Col


Number of posts : 330
Age : 80
Localisation : Northumberland
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg, Verden, Liebenau, Hohne, Hamm, Duisburg, Minden, Hannover, Fallingbostal, Kuwait, UK, HK, USA/Can.
Registration date : 2008-02-27

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 17:13

I have been living in Geordie Land for the past 18 years and am still baffled. Last week I had a lad come to give me a quote for a new boiler, he had the thickest Geordie accent I have ever heard, I would probably have understood more if he had been talking in Arabic, decided to wait for the written quote for translation. scratch scratch
BobG
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Shelldrake
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FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 17:14

Anyone remember a Record (Round, black with a hole in the middle) from the early 70's entitled," Wor Geordies lost his Liggie"? (I think he lost it "Doon a Nettie"). Rolling Eyes
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ciphers
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Maj Gen
ciphers

Number of posts : 973
Age : 86
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 17:49

During my cipher course we had a Sgt Upton as the course instructor, he could have doubled for Marty Feldman .. he was a complete nutter. Our original 17 cipher trainees were finally whittled down to just four through attrition and drop outs. I'm not sure if Sgt Uptons insistence that we all learn the Lambton Worm and sing it in unison before each days training session had anything to do with it, but it stood me in good stead at many a party after demob and in the TA.

Len (Ciphers)
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gingerjim
Col
Col


Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime22/2/2012, 19:09

howay wor jackie ,
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pinky
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Capt


Number of posts : 208
Localisation : Southern Alberta, Canada.
Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime24/2/2012, 01:04

hi there,
The worst accent on the planet (IMO) is the Canadian Newfoundlander's, like a crazy Irish one gone wrong......
atb
pinky
HUSSAR
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime24/2/2012, 17:02


I remember, a while back, one of the newspapers decided that Leicestershire had the worst accent in the UK.

Cheeky buggers ! I daresay people in Leicestershire quite like their accent.

I can certainly think of some that are worse. Stoke on Trent, for example.
I may go to hell for this but my own accent sounds pretty grim on a woman too.

In my opinion the the most off-putting twang is that which emanates from London and the Sarf East.

(Prepare for tanks ! affraid ).

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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime24/2/2012, 17:10

There was an article on the Lunchtime News about kids from an Essex Primary School who are receiving elocution lessons, sounds good to me. Let's hope that it becomes a nationwide undertaking. scratch study
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brum
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FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime24/2/2012, 17:21

Shelldrake wrote:
There was an article on the Lunchtime News about kids from an Essex Primary School who are receiving elocution lessons, sounds good to me. Let's hope that it becomes a nationwide undertaking. scratch study

I wonder who's giving the little cherubs the lessons ? Very Happy
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Shelldrake
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FM
Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime24/2/2012, 17:43

Funny you should say that, she sounded distinctly "Foreign"!
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gingerjim
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Col


Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime24/2/2012, 19:52

ere wots that brummie geezer on about london and southeast . we am salt of the earth , ginger
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime24/2/2012, 20:02

Shelldrake wrote:
Funny you should say that, she sounded distinctly "Foreign"!

Perhaps she is a SS Helferin. Twisted Evil
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ciphers
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ciphers

Number of posts : 973
Age : 86
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime24/2/2012, 20:15

'we am' Ginger 'we am' ... its bloody 'WE IS' you uneducated troll .... geek
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Shelldrake
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Shelldrake

Number of posts : 3029
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime25/2/2012, 06:51

Shelldrake wrote:
Funny you should say that, she sounded distinctly "Foreign"!



I think she was English! Laughing Laughing
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
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Localisation : shrewsbury
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Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Accents   Accents Icon_minitime25/2/2012, 09:01

brum wrote:

I remember, a while back, one of the newspapers decided that Leicestershire had the worst accent in the UK.

Cheeky buggers ! I daresay people in Leicestershire quite like their accent.

I can certainly think of some that are worse. Stoke on Trent, for example.
I may go to hell for this but my own accent sounds pretty grim on a woman too.

In my opinion the the most off-putting twang is that which emanates from London and the Sarf East.

(Prepare for tanks ! affraid ).

gotta be Essex init lol!
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