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Old 09-26-2016, 06:41 AM   #31
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I dont know what offda nei means, for me it sounds more Norwegian then Swedish.
But Swedish has change since 1900 to now, some word has gotten different meanings.

Snabbmeny here you all go, here is the most of the dialect in Sweden, old fashion and new.
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:37 PM   #32
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What's this? I thought you were going to start something and now you're leaving us hanging?!?



Was there something more you wanted to say about this?

I don't think you're bragging at all. That thread did have participants from the U.S., England and Canada, so I think there may have been a bit of international, um, intercommunication? Same words with slightly different meanings and definitely different emotional baggage, i.e., peasant. I'm not sure how Mad Cook defines it, but I think there were peasants in Europe till well after WWII. We didn't and don't have that kind of construct in the U.S. I don't think Canada did/does, either.

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"..peasant. I'm not sure how Mad Cook defines it" Don't call someone a "peasant" in the UK. You're likely to get a thump on the nose! It's only acceptable in an historical context here (and I expect, elsewhere.)
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:58 PM   #33
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I dont know what offda nei means, for me it sounds more Norwegian then Swedish.
But Swedish has change since 1900 to now, some word has gotten different meanings.

Snabbmeny here you all go, here is the most of the dialect in Sweden, old fashion and new.
Picture a gradpa bouncing his grandchild on his knee. Then the kid falls offda nei.
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:35 PM   #34
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Oh knee in Sweden is Knä, with hard K and e sound. So it is Off the knee, I get it.

Mad cook, my dear older ( Scottish) daughter about her ex, He is such a sassenach... his parents are farmer but he is peasant ... *10 minutes later of insults* He is a tattiebogle crow poop on.

So as dear mum, I get all the finer nuances of the English and Scottish language from her and her father.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:00 PM   #35
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"..peasant. I'm not sure how Mad Cook defines it" Don't call someone a "peasant" in the UK. You're likely to get a thump on the nose! It's only acceptable in an historical context here (and I expect, elsewhere.)
I can't imagine how I would ever have occasion to call someone a peasant. Your sensitivity about it is fascinating, though.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:05 PM   #36
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I can't imagine how I would ever have occasion to call someone a peasant. Your sensitivity about it is fascinating, though.
It ain't mooch differen' elswere. Trailer trash - wrong side of the tracks - wrong side of the bed - etc... they are all insults to one's lineage, no matter how you say it.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:15 PM   #37
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It ain't mooch differen' elswere. Trailer trash - wrong side of the tracks - wrong side of the bed - etc... they are all insults to one's lineage, no matter how you say it.
I haven't called anyone that and yet I've been warned against it twice. That's what I find interesting.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:30 PM   #38
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It is all in perspective - I've been chastised for things that I've found out people took in with complete and utter different understanding of phrase.

My late BIL from Oklahoma, once said "Well, ain't those just the cutest little buggers you ever did see!"

All the Canadians jumped out of their skins to shush him. Up here "buggers" would be implying they practiced 'buggery'. Not a pleasant image! LOL

Whereas in the south, I'm guessing (and hoping) they are meaning cute little bugs.
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oh, come on y'all...........let's get along to go along.........`i think that this is a great site to post inernational and regional affectations to share with everyone.............having lived overseas for over 20 years in 5 different countries you learn that we're all the same............we all have families, children, wives, husbands, and we want the best for all of them.........none of us want them to be hurt or be in pain, or sick, etc,. we all want our children to do well in school, we want them to like their new homes, schools, and friends............we have to work together
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It is all in perspective - I've been chastised for things that I've found out people took in with complete and utter different understanding of phrase.



My late BIL from Oklahoma, once said "Well, ain't those just the cutest little buggers you ever did see!"



All the Canadians jumped out of their skins to shush him. Up here "buggers" would be implying they practiced 'buggery'. Not a pleasant image! LOL



Whereas in the south, I'm guessing (and hoping) they are meaning cute little bugs.

dragn! My Canadian mum was just HORRIFIED when my hyper-religious, NoDak great aunt would use that expression! A lot. Obviously it did not mean the same thing. And both Mom and Aunt were former school teachers. As young as I was then, I didn't understand what the problem was, and even used the expression myself at times.
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