Non Regional Diction

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I ain’t really gorra clue wot ta ri abow’, but ere goose an I’ll give it a try like. I cum from Brummigum up ‘ere in the Midlands an’ we’re always told we ‘av the worst accent in the UK. I dunno abourat, but we get mixed up wiv those geezers from the Black Country who talk nothin’ like us. Any road up, I purrup a post the other day abowra buz and they only cum in three’s.
It gorra lorra likes.

R kid moved away a few years agoo and he don’t talk like us anymore. He gorr himeslf taught and a proper job in an office like, workin’ for a big place that meks computers and stuff, you know what I mean? He gets a few quid and a bran’ new Ford Fiesta every year an’lives in a house that don’t belong to the council. His missus cums from down sowfe somewhere. Her’s orright too.

Them on abou’ gerring married next year, but her’s havin’ another babby so they might hang on until after the sprog’s dropped! I carn’t believe I’m gonna be an Uncle again, my missus keeps on about us havin’ more, burrits hard work wiv the three we got now, like. Any road up, the council ain’t gonna give us another house, so it’d be barmy.

I luv Sunday’s, me and me mates meet up the club dinner time, have a few bevvies then I have me roast dinner and a kip on the settee. A couple ov hours layta and we’re back in the club and on the lash again, you know what I mean like? Evry Sunday I say I’m only gonna have a few, bur I end up havin’ a skinful and a really bad head on Monday, like!

I down like writing like this much, but that’s wot they wanted as the Daily Post Prompt, non regional diction. I’m hoping yum’ll understand it, though I ain’t so sure, like.

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  • angloswiss
    November 22, 2015

    You might be a silly old sod, but you’re a Brummie. That was a lovely piece of dialect. I meself am a cockney like from Befnal Green in the East, so I ain’t really never been furver that Blackpool and never got to the midlands although they ‘ave a couple of good football teams. And I understood all of it, especially the bit about the kip on the settee, we ‘ave those in the East End as well.

  • Trev Jones
    November 22, 2015

    Ha, thank you for taking the time to write and your comments are ‘spot on’. I’ve spent quite a bit of time myself down in the smoke. I’m glad you understood it all, I’m sure there’ll be many wondering what I’m on about.

  • janebasilblog
    November 22, 2015

    Yer, ‘ow be ‘ee? Een Norf Debm we ain’t s’pozed to unnerstan’ wot you blokes up Norf is on aboat, but ah cud read ‘ee loud ‘n’ clear.
    Great post, by the way.

    • Trev Jones
      November 22, 2015

      Thank you Jane. I’m glad you could understand it all. Yam a clowin.

  • Embeecee
    November 23, 2015

    Oddly, as I’m a “Yank” (I think…that’s what y’all call Americans, right?) I could read and I understood all of that post except – no wait…”gorra lorra” is gotta lotta, I I read it all. Odd how, if one takes the time to understand, one can surpass such things as “dialects”, “accents” and all that uvver stuff..

    • admin
      November 23, 2015

      Yes, gorra lorra is the same as got a lot of. Thanks for the comments and I’m glad you understood it all.

  • davekingsbury
    November 24, 2015

    Did yo gerrany loiks from the States? They only watch British films if they’ve got subtitiles …

    • admin
      November 24, 2015

      I’m not sure. That sounds a Joisey accent.

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