Archive for ‘language’

August 11, 2019

What does your name mean?

by allthoughtswork

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Duncan is apparently a dark-skinned warrior and I am graceful. Whoever manages this site has obviously never peeked under Duncan’s kilt or let me loose on a bowl of soup.

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July 31, 2019

Talkin’ aboot wir language

by duncanr

when we buried my partner a few weeks ago, I addressed the mourners gathered at her graveside

at the pub afterwards, several folk commented on how scottish I had sounded

this didn’t surprise me – since I moved to England 35 years ago, I have dropped uniquely scottish words from my vocabulary and adopted english instead of scottish pronunciation of common words so folk can understand what I’m saying, but when I’m angry, stressed, or emotional I unconsciously slip back into using scottish words and pronunciation, so I found this ted talk on the scottish language interesting – his early school experience exactly mirrored my own
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July 18, 2019

…separated by a common language.

by allthoughtswork

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July 11, 2019

I’m a quarter Welsh

by allthoughtswork

A Very Entertaining Artist Creates A Guide To Show The Languages And Customs Of Different Countries

Unfortunately, and ironically, it came with a boring-as-dirt last name. Not fair.

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July 3, 2019

The British accent

by allthoughtswork

I personally have four accents: Nice-ta-meetcha, Coffee Hasn’t Kicked in Yet, Authoritarian, and Fuck You the Coffee is Working Fine Now

June 6, 2019

Slang School

by duncanr

March 28, 2019

Scots Educating the English

by duncanr

Scottish MPs in the UK parliament introducing English parliamentarians tae some guid Scottish words an’ expressions. . .

November 14, 2018

Well, my Christmas shopping is done

by allthoughtswork

The World's Worst Alphabet Book Ever

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November 5, 2018

Shiny blue squirrel balls

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Piecomic-John-Mcnamee-Comics

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October 26, 2018

What words first appeared the year you were born?

by allthoughtswork

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Merriam-Webster has a Time Traveler page to take you back to that time your parents had sex. Enjoy.

Apparently, I was born in the year of ATVs, plate tectonics, and mood disorders. Sounds about right.

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