Avant garde, no?

My future wife and I recently had chance to discuss various linguistics. Sadly, she is away in England studying etymology or hagiography or something, so we had to discuss these issues via the internet, and not in a small Brunswick cafe with occasional arm touching.

Dr. Cam says:
Do they still say, "That stuff is mad!"
Yeah! says:
not in england
Yeah! says:
they say cool things are "sic"
Yeah! says:
and say "woah, man, that shit is BARE fit"
Yeah! says:
etc.
Dr. Cam says:
The British are so delightful with their mannerisms!
Yeah! says:
we are all class
Dr. Cam says:
It must come from too much British pluck.
Yeah! says:
dont call us british. it immediately distinguishes you as a foreigner. call us english, scottish etc
Dr. Cam says:
I think me saying, "G'day mate, fancy a pint of lager" would distingush me as a foriegner.
Dr. Cam says:
But with me making little ""s when I talk about the lager-fancying.
Yeah! says:
you should try to BLEND
Yeah! says:
individuals SUCK
Dr. Cam says:
And also: "Arvo, cobber, where can I get a "cup of tea, old chap?""
Yeah! says:
what is a "cobber" man!?!?1
Yeah! says:
you are foreign as MUCK
Yeah! says:
have you had a formal education?
Dr. Cam says:
Heavens forfend!
Dr. Cam says:
What a thing to ask of your prospective husband.
Dr. Cam says:
Surely my use of the posh exclamation "Heavens forfend" is proof that I am truly a scholar.
Yeah! says:
hardly. merely proves that you are, at best, FAUX POSH. the real posh - of whom i know many - speak in faux ghetto. it is quite a confusing state of affairs
Dr. Cam says:
I get it.
Dr. Cam says:
While the actual upper class tend to communicate in what they believe to be the language of lower classes in order to feel connected to society, those in the lower classes speak in the language of the upper class in order to feel as if their station is furthered.
Dr. Cam says:
Another British word is: Chav.
Yeah! says:
yes! you are in the know
Yeah! says:
do you know what a chav actually is? as far as i can tell, through my extensive study of the hit programme "neighbours", the australian equivalent (although actually different in style etc) is bogan. am i correct?
Dr. Cam says:
This is correct.
Yeah! says:
good. neighbours hasnt lied. GOOD.
Dr. Cam says:
They operate in similar socio-economic circles, though the details of uniform are slightly different, due to differing brand evolution.
Yeah! says:
yes. i gather there is less burberry in operation
Dr. Cam says:
However, a bogan can also be a redneck sort of character.
Dr. Cam says:
It is a flexible word.
Yeah! says:
oh. in england, chavs are rough sort of characters, generally wearing burberry and sports wear who upset us well to do types with their hoodlum style goings ons
Dr. Cam says:
Curse their fiendish shenanigans!

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