"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?
Last edited by blueabell2go; 24-Oct-2006 at 00:48.
Here is a bit of light entertainment
BBC - Scotland - The Wireless to the Web - Through the Decades
"Ah'll no' borra wi' a borra chocli'." Thanks for that, Curmudgeon!
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...
Thanks all for reply .
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
:-d :-d :-d