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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 2nd, 2020, 1:11 am

annise wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 12:50 am
We were expected at school to use a more "refined" accent when reading aloud..."

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What I got from the school's choir mistress was the Celtic rolled 'r' between vowels, in case you ever wonder where it came from.


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Post by annise » November 2nd, 2020, 4:35 am

I worked in a ski hotel in Norway once and the local school children all learnt English and liked saying good morning etc when they heard my friend and I talking in the street - we were slightly puzzled about the hint of heather in their speech - until we discovered the doctor's wife was Scottish and taught English in the school :D :D

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 2nd, 2020, 7:44 am

Have a mental image now of some grown-up Norwegians going through customs at Heathrow saying, “Laddie, laddie, ge’ a grip! Do y’ no onnerstan’ tha King’s English?!”
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Post by mightyfelix » November 2nd, 2020, 8:27 pm

annise wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 4:35 am
hint of heather in their speech
I find that phrase utterly charming. Thank you for that. :9:

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