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16 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

Perhaps you've thought it all comes from a single codified source?

Certainly north walian is quite different to what I can cobble together. I defo struggle when Caernarfon fans try to engage and it's more than just accent, they just say stuff and I don't know what the **** it means!

I guess like a cockney talking to a geordie.

There's more than one way to say the same thing in english and I guess pretty much every other language.

Which is incredible when you think of how small the British Isles are. I don't think (say) Americans can grasp the variety of accents and dialects. 

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34 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

I'm getting the impression that Welsh is pretty much 'make it up as you go along'. 

Is it? :D

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6 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

Which is incredible when you think of how small the British Isles are. I don't think (say) Americans can grasp the variety of accents and dialects. 

It amazes me how people in the UK, no more than 10-15 miles apart can sound so different. Even around here, the obvious in the Birmingham and Black Country accents. Up in Lichfield, a few miles north of me they speak in a Staffs accent. 

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Just now, mjmooney said:

Which is incredible when you think of how small the British Isles are. I don't think (say) Americans can grasp the variety of accents and dialects. 

It's fascinating, and yet it must be the most uniform now that it's ever been. Mass transport, television, radio, even the printing press must all have worked to make things more universal. Imagine the level of variation just a few hundred years ago when Cornish would have been spoken, along with gaelic and the accents just would have been so much more impenetrable because the majority of people would only have heard language spoken by people from within walking distance.

All those words that would have arrived here, got butchered by local accents, then needed to have a spelling for the printing press, then people trying to pronounce the spelling and off it goes morphing again.

Nacht turning to night was a good example quoted up page.

Love it.

It's the absolute antidote to the thick clunking monoglot conform to be british disease behind brexit.

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2 hours ago, chrisp65 said:

I’m not so sure that it’s German that is mixed up Yoda stylee. I think it follows some pretty standard structure.

I think it might be english that might be a bit mashed.

Hadn’t spoken any German in years, went over there fairly recently and got straight back in the groove. Not fluent by any stretch but I was properly pleased with myself.

Almost definitely

Same with the notion of male, female and neutral nouns, German, French, Spanish, Italian etc are all obviously wrong and English is right 

But in the words of Lee mack it's not male or female, it's a **** pastie 

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53 minutes ago, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

But ?

That doesn't work, butt is your mate

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1 hour ago, chrisp65 said:

Certainly north walian is quite different to what I can cobble together. I defo struggle when Caernarfon fans try to engage and it's more than just accent, they just say stuff and I don't know what the **** it means!

Definitely, I remember trips to see the relatives up in Mid-Wales and the conversation in the car between my mum and granddad on the way back was nearly always about the differences between North and South Walean. In fact Max Boyce used to have a routine about it too iirc

I also remember going into a shop in Pontrhydfendigaid and the two women in the shop talking about me in Welsh, until I turned around in English and said, I know you're talking about me but it really is no way to talk about your cousin. Then my mother walked in and it suddenly clicked with them who I was. I understood enough even at about aged 10 to know they were talking about me and were not being pleasant. Welsh, the first language I learned as a child, the first language I forgot (Its still on the list to relearn)

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yeah, I've had similar experiences with Cofi's a couple times.

I don't have anywhere near the skill level to confront it or even understand it most of the time to be honest. But a couple of the guys are simultaneous translators and they tend to make it known. After a while.

I find it fascinating, I love 'difference' but it's a genuinely difficult subject to discuss 'cos there's always some dickwad just wants to turn it in to the usual stereotypical stuff.

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Listening to the Gather Round the Lamp podcast.

'Jack needs criticised for that'.

:bang::bang::bang:

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2 hours ago, mjmooney said:

I'm getting the impression that Welsh is pretty much 'make it up as you go along'. 

They're running out of letters because they went mental with the L's and that

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3 hours ago, mjmooney said:

I'm getting the impression that Welsh is pretty much 'make it up as you go along'. 

They have 136 words for "English bastards" though.

 

 

Probably.

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4 hours ago, mjmooney said:

I'm getting the impression that Welsh is pretty much 'make it up as you gog along'. 

FTFY

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4 hours ago, Xela said:

It amazes me how people in the UK, no more than 10-15 miles apart can sound so different. Even around here, the obvious in the Birmingham and Black Country accents. Up in Lichfield, a few miles north of me they speak in a Staffs accent. 

Being relatively local, we can generally pick up the differences, but I find that to those further afield it all gets filed under “Brummie” or “sounds a bit like Noddy Holder/Lenny Henry/Ozzy”.

My ex (Irish born, Bristol raised) and her friends are all of the belief I have a brummie accent despite having never lived in Birmingham. I’ve had “Oh I arrived into New Street and everyone sounded exactly like you” sort of comments.

Same principle but extrapolated, I remember chatting to these American girls while on holiday in Mexico, and to their ears me and my mates sounded exactly like this other group of lads from Barnsley. Couldn’t hear the difference.

Of course, I assume these subtle nuances apply to accents everywhere.

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18 hours ago, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

I am learning Dutch.  Same sort of thing,  it's all over the place.

As my father used to say, Dutch is not so much a language as a disease of the throat.

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When you quote an earlier page and there's no indication that the reply took and it doesn't reload the page with your reply added at the bottom to give you visual confirmation, so you hit Reply again....

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13 hours ago, limpid said:

Probably

edit: Holy crap, that was a bit bigger than expected :D

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The email self appreciation society at work...

One of the trainers will send an email to the staffing email group (Board of Directors, Managers, IT, Admin & Supervisors), to say we have new staff who have passed their training. They need to do this so wages, fobs, access etc can be sorted out. there are a number of individuals who send emails, very soon after that solely contain messages like...

Well Done to all Concerned!

Excellent News!

Brilliant!

Always sent by the same small group of people who waste the oxygen they breathe because they think it gets them noticed. It gets them noticed as having eff all better to do.

 

We've started to gamble on which one of them replies first, it's as predictable as rain in Manchester

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18 hours ago, Shropshire Lad said:

Being relatively local, we can generally pick up the differences, but I find that to those further afield it all gets filed under “Brummie” or “sounds a bit like Noddy Holder/Lenny Henry/Ozzy”.

My ex (Irish born, Bristol raised) and her friends are all of the belief I have a brummie accent despite having never lived in Birmingham. I’ve had “Oh I arrived into New Street and everyone sounded exactly like you” sort of comments.

Same principle but extrapolated, I remember chatting to these American girls while on holiday in Mexico, and to their ears me and my mates sounded exactly like this other group of lads from Barnsley. Couldn’t hear the difference.

Of course, I assume these subtle nuances apply to accents everywhere.

Give over, I bet you sound like Jasper Carrot :D

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