Off topic: I'm feeling manky (Austrian doctors in the UK)
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Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
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Oct 8, 2004

What to do when you employ doctors from other countries:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/3724110.stm

This gave me a smile this morning - hope you enjoy it too


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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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so typical!! Oct 8, 2004

I really laughed!!
and made me remember that a few days ago my son fell at school and got a very bad scratch on his knee. Last night he said "oh mum, it *canes*!" - it WHAT???, I said, it didn't make any sense to me!! and my daughter came laughing at me saying it was another way of saying that he still feels pain.
Oh dialects!!! LOL

Thanks for the link!
Grace.


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Timothy Barton
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Long live Yorkshire Oct 8, 2004

O' course, half o' those West Riding expressions doen' mean nowt to me, as "Yorkshire" int a single dialect. All across God's own cun'ry we all speak differen'ly. Ah o' all those expressions, 't only one ad o' used 'd o' been "lughole" (bar pronouncin' t' 'h' o' course!). In York wid seh "now then" rather than "ey oop", for example.

Translation: Of course, half of those West Riding expressions don't mean anything to me, as Yorkshire isn't a single dialect. All across God's own country (Yorkshire), we all speak differently. Out of all those expression, the only one I'd have said would have been "lughole" (without pronouncing the 'h' of course!). In York we'd say "now then" rather than "ey oop", for example.

Long live Yorkshire!

In case you're interested, here are the words to our rather amusing national anthem (source: http://www.stockdill.freeserve.co.uk/moor/ (homepage=www.yorksview.co.uk)):

On Ilkla’ Moor Baht ‘At.
(On Ilkley Moor Without A Hat)

Wheear 'as tha binn since ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Wheear 'as tha bin since ah saw thee?
Wheear 'as tha bin since ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at,
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at,
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at.

Tha's bin a coortin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's bin a coortin' Mary Jane
Tha's bin a coortin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Tha's bahn t' catch thi death o' cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's bahn t' catch thi death o' cowd
Tha's bahn t' catch thi death o' cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then t' worms 'll cum an' eat thee up
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then t' worms 'll cum an' eat thee up
Then t' worms 'll cum an' eat thee up
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then t' ducks 'll come an' eat up t' worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then t' ducks 'll come an' eat up t' worms
Then t' ducks 'll come an' eat up t' worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then we shall come an' eat them ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall come an' eat them ducks
Then we shall come an' eat them ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then we shall all 'av etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall all 'av etten thee
Then we shall all 'av etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

To be sang with great gusto
at all Yorkshire gatherings!

Translations can be obtained from any Genuine Tyke!


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NancyLynn
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Hi Yorkie! Oct 8, 2004

Today Kim Metzger opened a thread elsewhere in the forums, probably in the Off-topic, on singalongs. You might want to exchange bawdy (or not) tunes with him!

Nancy


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