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    #1

    Smile I've dropped me

    Hello. The sentences below are from a children's story.
    I can't follow the underlined part. Why dis Maggie call Anke Tischoo or Ah, Tischoo?

    We'e got a new girl at school Maggie.
    As soon as she heard my name(the girl's name is 'Anke'),
    Maggie said: 'Hiya, Tishoo.'
    When everyone stared, she said: 'That'll have to do, because I've dropped me 'Ankie.' Now she calls me Tishoo all the time. I don't mind except in themornings when she yells out across the yard: 'Ah, Tishoo!"
    Last edited by frindle; 13-May-2010 at 03:24.

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    Re: I've dropped me

    The only thing I can guess is
    I've dropped my handkerchief
    I've dropped my hankie
    I've dropped me hankie
    I've dropped me 'ankie
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I've dropped me

    It's called a "play on words." She is continuing to play along with the hankie theme.

    Tissue

    or

    Achoo (a sneeze)

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