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    #1

    Question what does it mean?

    What does "sonia nerves" mean?

    Thank you a lot!
    Last edited by moncsa001; 25-Jun-2011 at 12:43.

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    #2

    Re: what does it mean?

    In what context?

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    Re: what does it mean?

    Sonia is the name of the rather morose-sounding device that announces the stations on the London Underground (tube). According to on Jubilee line driver."We call her Sonia, because she gets sonia nerves"

    Nobody knows that? :(
    Last edited by moncsa001; 25-Jun-2011 at 13:05.

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    #4

    Re: what does it mean?

    It's a joke. 'She gets on yer nerves' - [=she is annoying company]

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    #5

    Re: what does it mean?

    Now I understand,
    gets on ya nerves= get "sonya" nerves

    It took about for me one hour by the time I got it

    If you had written correcly (on ya instead of on yer) I would have understood it sooner.

    But I thank you a lot

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    #6

    Re: what does it mean?

    Thanks for that. I had never heard the Sonya pun before! Very amusing.

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    #7

    Re: what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by moncsa001 View Post
    Now I understand,
    gets on ya nerves= get "sonya" nerves

    It took about for me one hour by the time I got it

    If you had written correcly (on ya instead of on yer) I would have understood it sooner.

    But I thank you a lot
    What's correct about 'ya' as a spelling for 'your'? I was trying - using a conventional bit of 'eye dialect' - to point out that the vowel was /ə/. Not all learners appreciate that names ending 'ia' are seldom if ever pronounced with an /a:/ sound.

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