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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #45 on: October 26, 2011, 05:48 PM »
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Nooo - his Perthshire accent is much classier than Edinburgh.  (I might just be a little biased having grown up in Perthshire!)
Edinburgh........Perthshire........makes no difference to me, 'coz I'm Glaswegian! Just so long as it's Scottish! w00t
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #46 on: October 26, 2011, 06:45 PM »
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I think Andy is a very attractive young man however for me Burberry is a no no.  They closed their factory in Wales and put lots of people out of work for profit and I think they moved to eastern europe.
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #47 on: October 26, 2011, 08:12 PM »
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I think Andy is a very attractive young man however for me Burberry is a no no.  They closed their factory in Wales and put lots of people out of work for profit and I think they moved to eastern europe.
Really? Gosh.....I wonder if Andy knows that! When he was asked in an interview the other day, to choose between Burberry and Armani, he said he'd have to choose Burberry because they're British! shocking
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #48 on: October 26, 2011, 09:16 PM »
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #49 on: October 27, 2011, 12:57 AM »
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Nooo - his Perthshire accent is much classier than Edinburgh.  (I might just be a little biased having grown up in Perthshire!)
I was born and brought up in Fife, but quite honestly I can't tell the difference between the accents of central Scotland, except, of course, Glesca - which, like Aberdeen, has its own very distinct twang ... sorry, correction - Aberdonians speak a different language all of their own!

Talking about accents see in the paper today that the new Iphone has been unable to understand Scottish accents. I know when you phone some of the automated bank systems they seem to have difficulty  in understanding. I always like to speak to a human being instead of a machine for that reason. Apparently one user got so fustrated that he said "Dinny no dae that " I can understand his fustration. It's better to speak to another human being even if its someone in Mumbai.
I read that too.  It also has problems with Welsh and Irish and, I imagine some of the broader English accent, such as Geordie, Scouse, Yorkshire, Cockney and Brum, as well.  Doesn't surprise me though.  There's a limit as to what technology is capable of.

I too hate automated systems.  In fact I've just been onto my bank, which recently changed its automated system.  When asked to say Yes or No to one question, I said No, to which the Anglicised automated voice replied "Sorry, I didn't understand that.  Please repeat it"!  I do have a Scots accent but certainly not a broad one!!

However, please don't get me started on talking to call centres in India.  I've had some extremely frustrating conversations with them - mainly me not understanding what they're saying

Thank you. Smile  I love the colour of that Murray tartan, particularly as it really suits Andy.  wub
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #50 on: October 27, 2011, 10:30 AM »
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I was born and brought up in Fife, but quite honestly I can't tell the difference between the accents of central Scotland, except, of course, Glesca - which, like Aberdeen, has its own very distinct twang ... sorry, correction - Aberdonians speak a different language all of their own!
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....  but Fifers have their own language too Aileen.  Among other things, they call worktops 'bunkers' - I thought you only found those on golf courses and Fife has plenty of those!
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #51 on: October 27, 2011, 01:29 PM »
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I was brought up in Edinburgh and I don't think the accent is too strong. I lived in Australia for many years and did not have much trouble being understood. I found that if I slowed down when talking I was understood. Coming home I sat next to an English gentleman. He said I understand what you are saying as if I was speaking in a different language. I think there are some areas were a local accent can be strong.
Aberdeen,Glasgow and Fife do have strong local accents. I have lived in Fife for 20 years and sometimes I find it difficult to understand. However talking about bunkers when I lived in Edinburgh my mum used the word "bunker " for the work top so I guess it is a generation thing.
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #52 on: October 27, 2011, 01:42 PM »
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Marg I can understand your feelings about Burberry. It is a shame when firms move overseas to cut costs and people lose their jobs. It happens all the time, up here in Fife a brand new factory was built for Hyundia who because of the economic situation at the time they did not move in. My husband has just told me that the factory is being demolished. What a waste of money. Firms who pull out should be made to reimburse the grants they have been given. Because Burberry is British should be no excuse to close a factory to increase profits. Most companies dont give a dam wether british or foreign they dont think about the people who will lose their jobs all they think about is profits.
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #53 on: October 27, 2011, 02:02 PM »
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In Glasgow, a bunker was where the coal was stored!
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #54 on: October 27, 2011, 05:27 PM »
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I was brought up in Edinburgh also, when I was little or should I say small, my Mum always called the work top a bunker! Sounded normal to me at the time. Shrug
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #55 on: October 28, 2011, 12:56 AM »
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....  but Fifers have their own language too Aileen.  Among other things, they call worktops 'bunkers' - I thought you only found those on golf courses and Fife has plenty of those!
In Glasgow, a bunker was where the coal was stored!
Well I left Fife nearly 50 years ago old and moved to Edinburgh, so probably have forgotten all the Fife-isms.  My mother always referred to coal being stored in a bunker ... but then, she was a Glaswegian born and bred ... Think   I wonder how much of the linguistic expressions we learn as a child comes from our parents and how much from those we meet outside the home, particularly at school?
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #56 on: October 28, 2011, 08:20 AM »
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #57 on: October 28, 2011, 10:33 AM »
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Well I left Fife nearly 50 years ago old and moved to Edinburgh, so probably have forgotten all the Fife-isms.  My mother always referred to coal being stored in a bunker ... but then, she was a Glaswegian born and bred ... Think   I wonder how much of the linguistic expressions we learn as a child comes from our parents and how much from those we meet outside the home, particularly at school?

It wasn't until I was working in England that I found that many of the words I accepted as part of the English language were in fact Scoticisms e.g. 'outwith' and 'bike' for a wasp's nest.  That one caused a lot of hilarity when I told my colleagues that there was a bike in the shrubbery and I was going to phone the Parks Dept to remove it as it was a danger to the children!

In Perthshire a bunker was for coal and we didn't have worktops because we didn't have a fitted kitchen!
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #58 on: October 28, 2011, 01:32 PM »
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #59 on: October 28, 2011, 06:34 PM »
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I was born and brought up in Fife, but quite honestly I can't tell the difference between the accents of central Scotland, except, of course, Glesca - which, like Aberdeen, has its own very distinct twang ... sorry, correction - Aberdonians speak a different language all of their own

I da ken fit yer spickin' aboot quine! Whistle

Speaking as an Aberdonian having lived in Canada for quite a few years, I admit I have had problems with my accent... although I always tell others it is THEY who have the accent, not ME Smile
Our son was quite young when we came here, and we like to say he is tri-lingual.  Canadian, a wee bit of French...and can do a killer Aberdonian accent when in the mood to amuse us!
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