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#1 Petals

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 12:22 PM

This really made a few of us laugh today so thought I would write it
here and see if anyone else has funny stories to tell. Not a long
story, I promise!

Was on the tube (underground) this morning on my way to an Antiques
Fair when the woman opposite appeared to be trying to ask the man
next to her some directions. He appeared not to know or understand.

So I asked her if she needed help. She replied and I could not understand
her so I then asked what language she spoke. She then answered (I could
understand this time) ''I'm Scottish!'' Well the people next to me and everyone
else creased up with laughter and so did I!!!!!!!!!!!! It was really funny
at the time.....fortunately she found it funny too!

So, Nancy (who is Scottish), I do understand you! But I really thought
she was speaking in a foreign language.....

P.S. It was really funny at the time and I had a really good laugh! biggrin.gif

Anymore funny stories??????? I do hope so!





#2 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 04:11 PM

Hi Jacky tongue.gif

Your post made me laugh. My husband is a Geordie, he comes from near Newcastle. He lost his Geordie "twang" a long time ago. One year we went on a visit to his home village and my husband changed completely, he turned into this fast talking person and I could not understand a word he was saying, if fact I spent the whole weekend smiling and saying yes and no and hopeing I was putting it in the right places.......I could not understand one word that anybody said.

Our friend across the road is Scottish and oh boy! do I have trouble with what he is saying.......but my husband can tell every word

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#3 Nancy

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 03:16 AM

Hi Jacky, I can laugh at this too as my assistant at work was from Belfast and if she talked fast I thought it was a foreign language! I also work with a lot of sassenachs. (That's scottish for English!) My boss is a Geordie too. (Meaning he's from Newcastle.) When he goes from his 'normal' speech to broad geordie you just don't have a chance! My boss before him was from Liverpool and he could really confuse you at times too. If anyone has ever gone to Aberdeen and you get people talking ''the doric' you need a translator!
Funnilly enough, many years ago, a cousin came over from Canada with her then boyfriend. They travelled all over Scotland, England and Wales but Gordon said he couldn't tell the difference between the accents. Then he got mad when people thought he was American!!!!
I'll try to talk 'proper' next week-end when I'm down Jacky, but if you can't make me out just tell me to 'Haud yir weisht' ( be quiet). Either that you you can launch into cockney!

#4 Don and Margaret

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 07:31 AM

This works in the States also. tongue.gif

When I first went to college my roomate was from New York and for the first 2 months no one could understand a word he said. This wasn't from his accent (although it was waaay different), but just a matter of speed. He talked so fast us Texans just couldn't quite catch up enough to understand. biggrin.gif On the other hand, when we said something to him you could see him tapping his fingers with impatience for us to just finish a sentence.

After a couple of months I guess we all reached a happy medium because we never had a problem again. Or maybe he just slowed down as he was the one in the foreign country. huh.gif

Don


#5 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 12:57 PM

Hi Nancy laugh.gif

Your post made me laugh, my great-grandfather and great aunts and uncles all come from the Lake District. As a child I used to stay there a lot and run wild around Coniston.

If I ever asked for anything more than once one of my Aunts would say.............
"haud yir weisht child".........Nancy you have rolled back the years for me.

Margaret..... biggrin.gif

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 04:23 PM

Don,

I know what you mean! I had to work in New York for a few years. Pretty hard for a Texan. I got a lot of flack on my lingo, which of course, is perfectly American to me. When I first said "ya'll," I got stopped mid-sentence and asked to repeat myself. Then I was quizzed about this term. Is it singular or plural? What is the plural of "ya'll?" Of course, "all ya'll" is the correct answer for the plural term. Needless to say, I was glad to get back to Texas where I can understand everybody and they know how to barbeque! biggrin.gif

Catherine

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 05:03 PM


When we first moved to Nawlins (New Orleans) I thought I was in a foreign land. laugh.gif
"Where y'at!" rolleyes.gif I picked up the dialect quickly. To this day people think I have a southern accent ohmy.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif


#8 Printerslady

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 06:48 PM

Once a Southerner, always a Southerner! biggrin.gif

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#9 Petals

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 04:18 AM

Well next time I open my North and South (mouth), I might hide under the Gabe and Able (table), or run up the Apples and Pears (stairs) .....Cor Blimey, I can't
think of anymore!

jacky

Any other funny stories? Like the man in the hotel who was found naked trying
to get into his room, but the door had slammed shut. He was sleep walking!
THIS IS TRUE.........

or, THE MAN WHO WAS sleep walking and ended up in a different room and a different bed with a different woman........that might have been his story but SHE
HAD ONE HELLUVA FRIGHT ohmy.gif or did she?? wink.gif








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