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    #1

    get rid of me coins

    Hi, there.
    I heard "Trying to get rid of me coins" from a film and I am at a loss is it correct or not... As to my opinion it could be "Trying to ged rid of my coins".
    Could you please explain.
    The film name is "In Bruges" and they were from Ireland, apparently

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    Re: get rid of me coins

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hi, there.
    I heard "Trying to get rid of me coins" from a film and I am at a loss is it correct or not... As to my opinion it could be "Trying to ged rid of my coins".
    Could you please explain.
    The film name is "In Bruges" and they were from Ireland, apparently
    NOT A TEACHER

    "Me" in this context is dialect BE for "my".

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    Re: get rid of me coins

    Using "me" for "my" is quite common among some Irish and British speakers.

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    Re: get rid of me coins

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Using "me" for "my" is quite common among some Irish and British speakers.
    That's me own opinion, too, it is, to be sure. (After I have had a Guinness or two.)

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