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

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

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    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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