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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Accents   28/2/2012, 13:00

When listening to today's officers being interviewed etc, a lot of them seem to have 'regional accent'. Only those probably from the Household Brigade and the like still with the 'posh' accent. The other strange accent that has dissapeared is that spoken by commentators in the late 1930', early 1940's. One was giving a commentary of the Battle of Britain and was saying, Oh ! just look at that, he's going to shot that jerry down - oh boy, that'll teach him he's going into the drink, jolly good show, what !.
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PostSubject: Re: Accents   28/2/2012, 14:16

You are talking about the BBC accent Jim..It`s been on the way out for years now....
Shortage of plums perhaps Laughing Laughing
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Number of posts : 3001
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Accents   28/2/2012, 15:06

Received pronunciation! silent Officers nowadays are drawn from all areas of society and, to my mind, seem to have evolved a sort of middle/workings class accent which is peculiar to them - possibly known as a "Sandhurst Accent"? Smile
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
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

PostSubject: Re: Accents   28/2/2012, 15:41

[quote="JPW"]Eh oop me dooks, got right mardi about comments on Leicestershire accent (I was born in the county)

I hope you don't think I was judging the way they speak, JPW.

With my accent I'm in NO position to criticise !
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gingerjim
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: Accents   28/2/2012, 19:32

they aint trolls they are my old army mates ,ginger
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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

PostSubject: Re: Accents   28/2/2012, 22:01

Hi there,
Cavalry officers are still very posh types........
atb
pinky
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Accents   28/2/2012, 22:39

Pinky - Posh but sometimes very dippy. At least there were a few when i was attached to 7th Hussars in 1957.
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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

PostSubject: Re: Accents   28/2/2012, 23:18

Dippy as in 'daft'......oh yes indeedy !!
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Accents   29/2/2012, 11:19

Pinky,

I've always found that officers in the cavalry with private means and no outside worries were gentlemen on the whole and so long as they were engaged in their horsey persuits etc, never worried you and let the running of the regiment to the WO's & SNCO's.
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PostSubject: Re: Accents   29/2/2012, 12:26

What was the rent paid to the WOs & SNCos for the let Jim? study
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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

PostSubject: Re: Accents   29/2/2012, 14:57

true....
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
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

PostSubject: Re: Accents   29/2/2012, 15:35

pinky wrote:
true....

(What he means is "Oh absolutely. . . . yah !). Laughing
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Accents   29/2/2012, 16:05

Freehold with drinks !!

I might add that flip the coin and you see the officer who has no money, he is always skint and cagges off his NCO's. He is always sceaming and taking a short cut. Not really my type of officer especially if we are supposed to rely on him (NOT)!!
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PostSubject: Re: Accents   29/2/2012, 18:48

Quote :
cagges off his NCO's

That reminds me of a Capt at the School of Signals.He became a Brig after being commandant at Harrogate..Claimed not to smoke,but one dare not leave ciggies unattended when he was about..
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Accents   29/2/2012, 19:11

Gordon,

Hope its not one of my favourite Officers who was also a Commandant at Harrogate snd became a brigadier. I was his Troop SSgt when he was a 2/Lt in 7 Sig Regt.
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PostSubject: Re: Accents   29/2/2012, 23:18

No,not him JIm.Two before him..


Back row.2nd from left
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Number of posts : 3001
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Accents   1/3/2012, 07:45

Is this Sigs Code or Veiled Speech? Laughing Laughing



Over and Out, Innit.
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
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

PostSubject: Re: Accents   1/3/2012, 08:25


The next order should be "One round Fire for Effect" !
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PostSubject: Re: Accents   1/3/2012, 08:27

I`ll answer that if Jim susses it out.lol

Think Teabag is gonna be on your case....over...
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jimsigs1
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Accents   1/3/2012, 09:42

Gordon,

Be careful, there are spies around. Don't forget to ask for their passes.
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Number of posts : 3001
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Accents   1/3/2012, 10:01

brum wrote:

The next order should be "One round Fire for Effect" !



They bite so easily!! Laughing
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Accents   1/3/2012, 11:39

Cannon fodder !!!
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JPW
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Number of posts : 1037
Age : 76
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Accents   1/3/2012, 19:37

Shelldrake

Your Rude Boy accent is a variation of my Estuary English I think. You can add The Meadows Supermarket Car Park as another site where this variation of the Queen's English is often heard
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Number of posts : 3001
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Accents   2/3/2012, 07:40

JPW wrote:
Shelldrake

Your Rude Boy accent is a variation of my Estuary English I think. You can add The Meadows Supermarket Car Park as another site where this variation of the Queen's English is often heard



JPW



I'm a Sainsbury's man, don'tcha know? Rolling Eyes
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
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

PostSubject: Re: Accents   2/3/2012, 08:45

Shelldrake


I'm a Sainsbury's man, don'tcha know? Rolling Eyes [/quote]

Ahem, . . . Waitrose here ! Cool
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