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Could Andy be a fashion icon?

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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #60 on: October 28, 2011, 07:20 PM »

My father always reckoned he was tri-lingual too - good Scots, a smattering of English and the obscene language!
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #61 on: October 28, 2011, 10:00 PM »

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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #62 on: October 29, 2011, 01:50 AM »

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!
lol  I had the same problem when I worked in London for a couple of years.  I remember the time I told my colleagues that I was going out to buy some messages at lunchtime and was met with very puzzled looks!

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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!
I once spent a week in Ballater and recall asking a bus driver if I was on the right bus for where I wanted to go.  I haven't a clue what his lengthy response was but as he let me on the bus I assumed it was OK!

However, that was nothing to a "conversation" I once had with an elderly male fellow passenger on a bus in deepest Yorkshire.  Totally incomprehensible, apart from  the odd word or two.  As he kept laughing at the things he was saying I just kept laughing politely and nodding my head in agreement.  Now that could well have been embarrassing ... Very Happy

Incidentally one of my favourite comedy teams was "Scotland the What?"  I know the Aberdonian was diluted for the benefit of Edinburgh audiences, but there was still enough there to add even more humour to their sketches.

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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #63 on: October 29, 2011, 07:08 AM »

I once asked for a "cup of coffee" in America and had to repeat myself about 6 times b4 she realised I wanted "cawfee." Smile
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Re: Could Andy be a fashion icon? « Reply #64 on: October 29, 2011, 09:25 AM »

I had a problem buying meat in an English butchers! The didn't know what ninehole, pope's eye or gigot chops were! The first time I ever served pork pie, I heated it up in the oven and all the jelly ran out! You should have seen my [English] husband's face!! lmao
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