Discussion in 'SMB' started by Rickybilly, Jun 28, 2010.
Just wondering like........................
No. But I think it is a Scot, so they may ask you to speak English.
We would find it offensive if someone said to us, speak Geordie, so I suppose aye.
We say 'Jocky whips' for chips, is that offensive?
Not sure but it's worth hoying an answer on this thread.
Yes. It's like the holocaust to them.
Geordie would be an accent though, if you asked a Scot to speak English he is presumably speaking Gaelic?
No, just lots of ochs, heys and I am not called Jimmy.
Aye you could have a point, but is accent not classed as slang and not the 'queens English'?
Slang is using incorrect/lazy/or possibly colloquial words. Accent is how your voice sounds not what words you use. (I think). Dialect is local language. Think how the local areas say different differently.
No. It would be arrogant though.
Or just English very badly.
Tony Blair was clear,Ronnie Corbett is very clear even Rory Bremner, they all manage to express themselves very clearly.
It just needs a little effort.
How so? Surely that would depend on how you asked.
Not sure, but if a scot said "Och Jimmy would one like a cup of tea and some muffins" Would this be correct?
No, my name isn't Jimmy.
Wi a bawbags oa thread
Because a scot would be speaking English, only with a Scottish accent/tone. Every word a scot speaks is either English but just said differently or slang (such as a ken). The English are in no position to tell a jock to speak the Queen's english when the chances are the person asking is speaking with their own local dialect. Hope this helps.
A ken yer bampot.
hooots maan. dee ye nae speek thee queeens scottts.
an whaaat abooout the lairrds fom owwwer the watter.
taae beee shooor thee oyyyrrrish,
we all speak the same english, just with different dialects
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