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  • fitwhywagaan
  • Premier Icon notlocal
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    (Rant)Took a moment to decipher this after hearing it screeched at a gaggle of urchins in Aberdeen.
    Broken down, fit why wa gaan, it actually asks which way are we going?
    I love regional accents and what they represent, but hate lazy speech perpetrated to fit into a social group.(rant)

    Premier Icon bigyinn
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    It always makes me laugh when people type in regional accents i.e. phonetically. Why would you do that?

    Premier Icon notlocal
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    Because I had to break it down phonetically to understand it, and have no concept of how it should be spelled correctly. If you can spell poor speech correctly.

    Premier Icon bigyinn
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    That wasnt a dig at you notlocal. More a dig at people who type in their accent. Some scots on FB seem to be quite keen on it, even though I think it sounds moronic.

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    That’s a dialect. Perfectly acceptable. My speech and language therapist wife doesn’t correct dialects or colloquialisms. Furry boots ye gan? is also good.

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    Ye snobby ****.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Jai.

    For the Glaswegians only.

    Premier Icon whatnobeer
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    I’m disappointed, thought this was going to be a thread about a Doric/Jamaican patois cross over.

    I love regional accents and what they represent, but hate lazy speech perpetrated to fit into a social group.(rant)

    As has been pointed out, that’s not ‘lazy speech to fit into a social group’ but the Doric dialect spoken by not just the loons and quins of Aberdeen but an awful lot of people in the North East.

    Premier Icon rene59
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    Bet you never had the balls to tell them what you thought though!

    Premier Icon bigyinn
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    Speaking it is fine, it just comes across as weird when its typed phonetically.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Jai.

    that was the name of the boy in 1970’s Tarzan on the TV wasn’t it?

    Premier Icon robinlaidlaw
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    Except the OPs attempt is only a phonetic representation of the sound if you don’t have a scottish accent, we pronounce the W and H in why, the sound of “way” in Dorric is a lot closer to just “y”

    Premier Icon nbt
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    Doric is bloody difficult to understand

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    Premier Icon robinlaidlaw
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    Doric is bloody difficult to understand

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