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 Post subject: Visitors to East Fife??
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:19 pm 
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A couple of weeks ago, while I was out, a couple of SAABists passed by my house to see if I was around.
They told my wife that they were from the West Country. My wife can't remember their names.
"Older" gentlemen.
They said they'd come back later that evening, but never did.

I thought they might have been at Swedish Day last weekend, so I could find out who they were, but no.....

Identify yourselves gentlemen!!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:25 pm 
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What is the "west country"? Genuine question. Brum?


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:00 pm 
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What is the "west country"? Genuine question. Brum?


Hi, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:07 pm 
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daddydadbo wrote:
What is the "west country"? Genuine question. Brum?


Hi, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

Colin



Oban, Ardnamurchan, Plockton??

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:55 pm 
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Guys.
The West Country to me means Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.

Andy - Ardnamurchan etc is to me the "North West". Though of course depending on where you are, the North West can be Cumbria!!


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:23 am 
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Im near Exeter I regard the west country as West Cornwall


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:05 am 
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All these general terms involving cardinal points on the compass depend on where you are.

Someone from the south of England would regard Manchester as "The North", for me it's way down "South".
But then for someone in Inverness, I live in the South.....

One of the most northerly counties in the UK is Sutherland, The South Land, named by the Vikings when their centre of influence was Kirkwall in Orkney!!!

Anyway these guys said they were from the "South West", and since they didn't sound Scottish, according to my wife, I take it to mean somewhere in the South West corner of England.

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Anyway these guys said they were from the "South West", and since they didn't sound Scottish, according to my wife, I take it to mean somewhere in the South West corner of England.
When talking to a Scot I can usually follow along pretty well, but someone speaking West Country dialect completely baffles me!

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Guys.
The West Country to me means Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.

Andy - Ardnamurchan etc is to me the "North West". Though of course depending on where you are, the North West can be Cumbria!!


Andy


I know Andy. I've lived here for over 50 years now and I still find referring to Yorkshire as the North a bit strange...

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:01 pm 
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Good one......It's amazing the number of accents, and dialects in this little island!

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:16 pm 
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Anyway these guys said they were from the "South West", and since they didn't sound Scottish, according to my wife, I take it to mean somewhere in the South West corner of England.
When talking to a Scot I can usually follow along pretty well, but someone speaking West Country dialect completely baffles me!


Even Doric?

Can you tell your bubbly-jock from your coushie-doo?


https://www.scotsman.com/image-gallery/ ... mg14677641

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I have to admit I've been given a proper linguistic beating more than once when I lived in Aberdeen!

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No offence intended, but in my work I often communicate with a Weegie. Of all the local dialects, it is the only one I have to really concentrate to follow. :oops:

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:28 am 
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colnerov wrote:
daddydadbo wrote:
What is the "west country"? Genuine question. Brum?


Hi, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

Colin


I'd include Wiltshire and Gloucestershire in there too.

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:39 pm 
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OK guys, with all this discussion about cardinals points of the compass, accents and dialects, I don't seem to be any closer
to finding out who my mystery visitors were!!!!!

Andy


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