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    what is a plum in your mouth

    Hi all,

    What is a plum in your mouth ?

    Is this idiom commonly used/spoken by all people walking at high street in UK ?

    in USA or Australia ?


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    Re: what is a plum in your mouth

    speak with a hot potato in your mouth

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    Re: what is a plum in your mouth

    speak with a hot potato in your mouth
    I have never heard that expression used in this way. Where did you hear that, Corum?

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    Re: what is a plum in your mouth

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    I have never heard that expression used in this way. Where did you hear that, Corum?
    I heard it in South Africa once (from a legal professional). In what way did you hear it used?

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    Re: what is a plum in your mouth

    Thanks for the link, Corum. I noticed that, although a small number of the googled sites referred to the British upper-class accent, most referred to how people from different Scandinavian countries sound to each other, some to how Americans sound and a couple to how speakers of different French dialects in Quebec sound.

    So, if one wishes to use an idiomatic expression for the way in which upper-class English people speak, a plum in one's mouth is probably more widely recognised than a hot potato.

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