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Old 12-02-2004, 05:00 PM   #51
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I work in a call centre, and when people from Glasgow ring, I feel like I need subtitles, the same with Geordies. (from England's North East) Here in Manchester my butcher couldn't understand a word I was saying when he first met me, I had to write all my orders down for him!!!! My Aussie accents isn't that broad, well it isn't to me!!!!!!

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Old 12-02-2004, 05:07 PM   #52
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I could understand my dads parents from England but my step mom's side was from Whales and I could not understand a word they said.

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Old 12-02-2004, 06:10 PM   #53
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The only thing that bugs me about him is his way of calling all women on his live shows "darling". Sounds a little patronizing to me after about the 10th time.
He is not being patronising. It's a London thing ;) Just a friendly way to talk to a woman. You want to hear somebody from Somerset speak. You will get called "my lover" :D

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Old 12-03-2004, 03:59 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by Leaf Storm

He is not being patronising. It's a London thing ;) Just a friendly way to talk to a woman. You want to hear somebody from Somerset speak. You will get called "my lover" :D
And in Cornwall, if you are male you will get someone asking you in a shop.... 'And what can I do for you, me 'andsome'.... And you're right about the Londoner thing... :D

In Scotland we use 'Darlin' and 'hen' for women, 'son' for a man, even if it is someone older than you... but has to be a close relative or friend to use that word!
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Old 12-03-2004, 05:40 AM   #55
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Leaf and Ishbel, I'll take your point.

Actually, down south in the US you will often be addressed as 'darlin', and waitresses and other people in the service professions in nearby Baltimore, Maryland are famous for calling customers "hon."
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:59 AM   #56
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if you reffered to a woman as darlin', or hen here in nyc, you will probably get a dirty look, or if it's a co-worker, you would be fired for harassment.

lol kyles about the subtitles. i have friends from glasgow that have to speak to me like i'm really dumb, so i can understand them.
a few years ago, i dated a girl from co. donegal in ireland. great accent, and all of her sentences ended with "hi". the funniest thing was when we went to go see the movie, "the hours". she walked up to the ticket booth and asked the see the movie in her thick accent. the clerk could not understand her one bit because she kept saying, i'd like to see the ooh-rs. she finally had to spell it, "haich, o, u, r, s; the ooh-rs". lol.

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