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    Default Re: Is there a word shurub in Engish ?

    "As it is, speakers should use the standard dialect, or as close to it as they can manage, to communicate with people from other areas; if you are, for example, a secretary, speaking in Scots English to a client from Basingstoke would not be good for your career."





    I'm not sure what you mean by Scots English. Are you referring to Standard Scottish English? This, I understand, is highly regarded in business and I would think that adopting it may be rather good for one's career. It certainly seems to work in politics. Why would a SSE speaker be expected to speak in a Basingstoke dialect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueabell2go View Post
    "As it is, speakers should use the standard dialect, or as close to it as they can manage, to communicate with people from other areas; if you are, for example, a secretary, speaking in Scots English to a client from Basingstoke would not be good for your career."





    I'm not sure what you mean by Scots English. Are you referring to Standard Scottish English? This, I understand, is highly regarded in business and I would think that adopting it may be rather good for one's career. It certainly seems to work in politics. Why would a SSE speaker be expected to speak in a Basingstoke dialect?
    I think blueabell2go means 'broad scots', which is virtually incomprehensible to anyone else

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    "Ah'll no' borra wi' a borra chocli'." Thanks for that, Curmudgeon!

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    Default Re: Is there a word shurub in Engish ?

    I was "talking" to this bloke in Australia on the msn , and he often writes shaddup or the like for shut up...itīs just so we can "hear" the accent I guess...

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    Thanks all for reply .

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    Default Re: Is there a word shurub in Engish ?

    Some of you may be too young to remember the Song by Joe Dolce:
    here is the chorus:

    And the mama used to say all the time, What'sa matter you, hey, gotta no respect
    Whatta you tink you do, why you looka so sad
    Itsa not so bad, Itsa nice-a place, Ahh shaddupa you face

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Some of you may be too young to remember the Song by Joe Dolce:
    here is the chorus:

    And the mama used to say all the time, What'sa matter you, hey, gotta no respect
    Whatta you tink you do, why you looka so sad
    Itsa not so bad, Itsa nice-a place, Ahh shaddupa you face
    And Alan Sherman:

    I live in Italy, the sky is sunny
    Tsa nice-a-place, Tsa nice-a-place.
    And if a-you think the way I talk is funny,
    Shaddup a-you face, shaddup a-you face.

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    :-d :-d :-d

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