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  • I really hate it when people write 'should of' instead of 'should have' - it really really annoys me because it is just lazy and if this is how children are taught at school, then I have no hope for the future!!!! image 

    I also hate the fact that people say something is 'sick' meaning that it's good - what on earth is the English language coming to? 

  • WombleWomble ✭✭✭
    Blisters wrote (see)

    Aha, the AQI. Now that is something else that I really do hate.
    (Now that is something else that I really do hate?)
    By contrast, I find a thick Bristolian accent quite comical, "if you get my ideal".

    I don't remember people adopting AQI until Neighbours invaded our shores and was adopted by anyone who lives in Milton Keynes. There was a place that was invented, and 20 years after its major growth phase it had adopted a London overspill/AQI blend for its own accent. Although it is in Northamptonshire, very few people there have that nasal country burr.

    MK should never be visited nor mentioned in these here circles.

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  • Beth Roberts wrote (see)

    I really hate it when people write 'should of' instead of 'should have' - it really really annoys me because it is just lazy and if this is how children are taught at school, then I have no hope for the future!!!! image 

    I also hate the fact that people say something is 'sick' meaning that it's good - what on earth is the English language coming to? 

    it what I said and wrote for years.....even now I have to think hard which is correct.....so you are welcome to hate me Beth........

    People put so much importance on their own understanding of the english language.........

    if I want my car repaired i would prefer the mechanic who can fix my car cheaply and permanently rather than one who can talk me out of a fortune and produce a nicely written bill for 5 times the correct amount.....

    The same if I was in hopsital...........give me the surgeon who can do the operation successfully 100 times out of a hundred rather than the one who has impechable english but kills half his patients

    as long at the written or spoken word can be understood i don't cae about the grammar or the spellings.................unless you are in one of the very few jobs where it is the specialised skill needed

  • The language is evolving constantly, but at varying rates.

    Around here, for example, inanimate objects still have gender. Eg " Her'll be fine" = It (she) will be alright.

    Sometimes it feels like a different language " Dunna ask cus a wunna" = don't ask me because I shall not do it.

    Of course, a few miles west they speak cymraeg, or a mix of both.

    Having said that, neighbours speak is annoying and gangsta speak is just alien.

     

  • My partner's family is from old Scottish farming stock and they have some very weird phrases. They say 'in-a-blow' or 'doon-a-blow' instead of 'below' or 'under'. When comparing, they say they'd 'rather have this one as that one', not 'than that one', which really bugs me. They say someone's 'old getting' instead of 'getting old'. And they swap vowels and consonants about with no apparent consistency, sometimes calling a tarp (tarpaulin) a harp, a crane a cran, saying something's wat instead of wet, and loads of other annoying things. So I don't agree with people who say linguistic standards have declined in recent years, as my father-in-law is 80 and despite being perfectly intelligent, his English is just CRAP!

  • if anyone describes something as 'Moreish', I would take it to have a Medieval Moslem influence, such as parts of Southern Spain

  • Pethead wrote (see)

     for example, what is a 'kaah' - seems to be used to imply something's nasty/disgusting, and pronounced as close to a grunt as possible.

    'Kaah' is the noise that you make when you've tried with all your might to open a jar then it defeats you and you finally breathe out.

    My pet hate is 'a big ask'. Ask is NOT A NOUN!!!

  • Johnny again wrote (see)

     Her'll be fine


    Surely noone has ever used this phrase ever.

  • Stevie.

    Stevie G . wrote (see)
    Johnny again wrote (see)

     Her'll be fine


    Surely noone has ever used this phrase ever.

    A neighbour used that exact phrase when he was talking about his tractor a few weeks ago.

    The use of "her" instead of "she" is normal around here.

  • runs-with-dogs wrote (see)

    My partner's family is from old Scottish farming stock and they have some very weird phrases. They say 'in-a-blow' or 'doon-a-blow' instead of 'below' or 'under'. When comparing, they say they'd 'rather have this one as that one', not 'than that one', which really bugs me. They say someone's 'old getting' instead of 'getting old'. And they swap vowels and consonants about with no apparent consistency, sometimes calling a tarp (tarpaulin) a harp, a crane a cran, saying something's wat instead of wet, and loads of other annoying things. So I don't agree with people who say linguistic standards have declined in recent years, as my father-in-law is 80 and despite being perfectly intelligent, his English is just CRAP!

    I'm from Scottish farming stock. image Those are some examples of dialect which I use daily.  I can speak perfectly correct English, but I am proud of my heritage and our language and dialect.  

  • My missus always says a big of 'crisp'. Obivously in Yorkshire their bags only contain one large crisp as apposed to several smaller crisps...

  • Johnny again wrote (see)

    Stevie.

    Stevie G . wrote (see)
    Johnny again wrote (see)

     Her'll be fine


    Surely noone has ever used this phrase ever.

    A neighbour used that exact phrase when he was talking about his tractor a few weeks ago.

    The use of "her" instead of "she" is normal around here.

    needs stamping out quick smart image

    Sounds utterly ridiculous.

    The personification of an object in the use of "she" is stupid enough, but her'll is just plain idiotic.

    and ting.

  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭
    Stevie G . wrote (see)
     

    The personification of an object in the use of "she" is stupid enough, but her'll is just plain idiotic.

     

    I've never really understood referring to objects as ''she''.  This happens quite a lot on bike forums. Get over it mate, your bike might be aesthetically pleasing but you're not gonna shag it.  Are you?

  • many languages including welsh use she and he for objects,..............I thought more used it than didn't use it.......

    The only problem i discovered in welsh is that the north and south walians seem to disagree as to wether a pub is female or male

  • PhilPub wrote (see)

    I've never really understood referring to objects as ''she''.  This happens quite a lot on bike forums. Get over it mate, your bike might be aesthetically pleasing but you're not gonna shag it.  Are you?

    well, most people aren't:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7095134.stm

     

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    many languages including welsh use she and he for objects,..............I thought more used it than didn't use it.......

    The only problem i discovered in welsh is that the north and south walians seem to disagree as to wether a pub is female or male

    latin (and hence probably all Romance languages I would assume, including French) is an example of a language which has masculine

    Urdu is another example

  • Too Much Water wrote (see)

    latin (and hence probably all Romance languages I would assume, including French) is an example of a language which has masculine

    Urdu is another example

    i think all slavic languages attach gender to inanimate objects.

  • Grammar. The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

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  • Feral wrote (see)

    Grammar. The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

    But common sense means even if you don't know the difference.you know not to eat the stuff

  • Too Much Water wrote (see)
    seren nos wrote (see)

    many languages including welsh use she and he for objects,..............I thought more used it than didn't use it.......

    The only problem i discovered in welsh is that the north and south walians seem to disagree as to wether a pub is female or male

    latin (and hence probably all Romance languages I would assume, including French) is an example of a language which has masculine

    Urdu is another example


    whoops, that will learn me for typing too fast, should have said :

     

    latin (and hence probably all Romance languages I would assume, including French) is an example of a language which has masculine and feminine nouns, depending on the word

    Urdu is another example

  • Slightly off topic but the discussion reminds me of classroom humour

    Small boy points at picture in book " a frickin' elephant!"

    Horrified teacher "I beg your pardon? What did you just say?"

    Small boy says "a frickin' elephant!"

    Teacher marches up to boy's desk to have a word with him and looks at the book to see a picture of "African Elephant".

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  • I have teenagers and It's the transantlantic influence. I have heard lush, gotta and the recent one is 'It's sick' apparently that means something is really good. Ha!

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