Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by Doc Giggles » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:43 am

We used to have a wonderful fish and chips place here. The locals didn't understand it so it went out of business. Their last day was a sad one.
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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by nosystemd » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:47 am

Norphus wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:18 pm If you ever come back and aren't instantly deported for such a transgression, go to a proper chippy :)
Hey, I was going where my fiancee was going. She grew up there, if she doesn't know where to eat it's on her.

If I go back I'll try to get proper fish and chips next time. If it makes you feel better, I've probably already had them (she would sometimes bring stuff home wrapped in paper, right?)

What's funny to me is how much people differ on what's proper and what isn't. Like the Scottish fellow I used to buy tea from.

"YE PUT MILK IN YER TEA???!!!!!!!!" You'd think I'd insulted his mother. Then again, no fists came out. The windows did rattle, slightly. This was back in the States, and the tea tasted fine to me. I drink loose tea you know, it's the only kind I have the patience for. No fiddling around with teabags, thank you.

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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by Rorschach » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:52 pm

I find that accent offensive.

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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by nosystemd » Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:42 pm

Rorschach wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:52 pm I find that accent offensive.
It wasn't an accent, he literally spelled it out that way! I thought it was peculiar, but I was focused on his problem with how I take my tea.

But in all honesty he sounded exactly like the "How can you have any pudding?" guy from "Another Brick in the Wall". I've heard much nicer accents, I could listen to Ashley Jensen all day long. Probably David Tennant for that matter, though I don't know how much worse I'm making it as neither of them are from Glasgow. Failing all else, I've heard countless British attempts at American accents, and except for Hugh Laurie's they're generally hilarious.

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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by Deacon » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:35 pm

Rorschach wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:52 pm I find that accent offensive.
So does the rest of the world, but we’ve made peace with it ;)
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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by Rorschach » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:20 pm

I think David Tennant is from Paisley. I’m assuming one of the nicer parts. Although I don’t know of any.

Kevin Bridges is probably the most faithful Glaswegian accent I can think of, although I’m not entirely sure how well-known he is.

I think Brummie might pretty regularly top the polls for unattractive British accents, but I can’t imagine Glaswegian is that far behind.

Although for a Scot to be so precious about tea, I can see why he was booted out. He sounds like a wrong ‘un.
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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by Rorschach » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:34 pm

Deacon wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:35 pm
Rorschach wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:52 pm I find that accent offensive.
So does the rest of the world, but we’ve made peace with it ;)
https://youtu.be/G_1LP3Z6pW4

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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by nosystemd » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:36 pm

Rorschach wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:20 pm Although for a Scot to be so precious about tea, I can see why he was booted out. He sounds like a wrong ‘un.
This was before he pulled a knife out and jabbed it at a customer. It was only in illustration of a story, but I'm not sure "precious" even sums him up. You can be assured I don't judge the rest by him-- second-most eccentric shop owner I ever met.

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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by Norphus » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:42 am

nosystemd wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Rorschach wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:52 pm I find that accent offensive.
It wasn't an accent, he literally spelled it out that way! I thought it was peculiar, but I was focused on his problem with how I take my tea.

But in all honesty he sounded exactly like the "How can you have any pudding?" guy from "Another Brick in the Wall". I've heard much nicer accents, I could listen to Ashley Jensen all day long. Probably David Tennant for that matter, though I don't know how much worse I'm making it as neither of them are from Glasgow. Failing all else, I've heard countless British attempts at American accents, and except for Hugh Laurie's they're generally hilarious.
That goes both ways. American attempts at British accents are generally quite poor and even then, they usually target received pronunciation. I think the only attempt I've seen an American do a regional English accent is when Anne Hathaway tried to Yorkshire. Whenever I've tried to watch Renée Zellweger try to do her English accent in Bridget Jones' Diary, I've wanted to throw bricks at the screen.

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Re: Umm, Hi again (13 years later)

Post by nosystemd » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:28 am

Norphus wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:42 am Whenever I've tried to watch Renée Zellweger try to do her English accent
That one was so bad, even Dick Van Dyke cringed.

I don't usually have a good reason to do English accents, unless I'm quoting the Beatles. Fun fact: Elvis was a huge Monty Python fan-- used to sit and quote it to Priscilla. No word if he did the accents, but I like the idea of Eric Idle or John Cleese lines being delivered in an Elvis voice.

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