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ellekelly

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ellekelly says:

Scottish people??

Hey guys, I was on a break there in Scotland for 2 weeks visiting my mums old friends. But on the few occasions we went out to the shops etc I felt as though I was in a foreign country? I couldn't make out anything the people were saying, it was bizzare! No disrespect but it was really crazy, i justed nodded my head and moved along. I can understand my mum's friends as they are originally from here but the scottish accents were crazy bad?? Anyone else think so? xoxox

EllieKelly!:)

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izzymcq

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izzymcq says:

Re: Scottish people??

 I live in Aberdeen which is in the north west of scotland. But I wasn't born there and my mum and dad speak in english and american- I don't really speak doric and i rarely hear any speak it in our area....

 

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ellekelly

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ellekelly says:

Re: Scottish people??

it was glasgow i was in, dumbfouded to say the least hehe! I'm just not too fond of the accent, its so so broad! awww the welsh accent gets me so confused aswell hehe xoxo

EllieKelly!:)

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Vik1

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Vik1 says:

Re: Scottish people??

 hee hee, its no wonder you were confused..some glaswegians are very broad.  Its the geordie, southern irish and middle east asian accents that confuse me most.

In saying that, im a student nurse and I am getting better with the asian accents cos of the amount of asian doctors but I still need a translator half the time.

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soniadevereux

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Re: Scottish people??

och, ye ken your no tha bad!  i was away on messages when i git called back to the hoose and i forgo the tatties!!

I lived in Wishaw for 3 years  1969-1972. When we moved back to England no one could understand me at all. i had a thick scotish accent. I can "tune" in and understand most acents thank goodness!

Oh and by the way i never found a mean scot, everyone i met was kind and generous. xx

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*duskyteddy*

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*duskyteddy* says:

Re: Scottish people??

 I'm in England and in the Home Counties (South East- Kent!). So we have a 'standard' accent. I struggle to make clarity of Welsh, Liverpadlians/Manucians/Geordies! The Scottish accent I find really rough and hard to understand! 

 

I suppose it's a case of just asking them to slow down. Thing is, where I'm from is where the word chav originates (Council Houses and Violent), we moved out to a village and many round here consider me posh because I've been raised to speak well. But to a lot I'm quite common in my accent. I've picked up a lot of regional colloquialisms- we have words like 'palm' (out of order), 'sick' (cool), 'milk' (over the top) and a lot of people round here have a lot of Essex/South London blood (I'm only 25 minutes from East London!), and so we get a lot of cockney words here too! People find some of us hard to understand!

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*duskyteddy*

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*duskyteddy* says:

Re: Scottish people??

 YES Madz! My Chemistry teacher is from Cornwall and she says pAth and bAth! It's like the zEbra or zeebra thing though, no right or wrong way- just one of those things!

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Islaandmurphy

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Re: Scottish people??

i remember going to oxford to see my cousins and they asked what was for dinner, I replied 'mince and chappit tatties!' and the look on their face! haha! Then they asked me if i knew what science was..... oops, i think they thought i was a bit mad... :P

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: Scottish people??

I can understand most accents but it's the local words that tend to get me. I love to listen to Scottish and Welsh people talking. My vet is from Northern Ireland and on the phone he is really hard to understand but face to face is easy. People talking to me don't always understand me as i use yorkshire words and i have a slight yorkshire accent.

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melxvengeance

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Re: Scottish people??

 i'm another one from the west coast of scotland, ayrshire, and i love the scottish accent. can't beat a pretty glaswegian boy or one from edinburgh (i could have inserted a kevin bridges joke in there but i won't use that language!!)

 

what part of scotland did you go to?

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SarahEsen

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SarahEsen says:

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That's what so great about written type! I have an Essex accent. LOL

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