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Poem: "Like a Shag on a Rock"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 13th, 2016 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)

*laugh*

Yes, sociolinguistic parameters can be intricate and confusticating things! Especially considering the low skill level of the Spectrum.
rix_scaedu From: rix_scaedu Date: January 13th, 2016 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *laugh*

To say nothing of the possibility that the person who called her that thought he was talking to someone else...
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 13th, 2016 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *laugh*

She is, however, quite distinctive. There aren't many black ladies with flaming orange hair.
rix_scaedu From: rix_scaedu Date: January 13th, 2016 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *laugh*

I can hope that she taught him some manners. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 13th, 2016 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *laugh*

I hope so too -- or at least an awareness of the difference in vocabulary between locals and tourists.
johnpalmer From: johnpalmer Date: March 10th, 2016 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *laugh*

There's a legend of a soccer (well, technically, probably a "football") coach asking his players (in reference to an Englishman) "Awright, which one of you bastards called this here bastard a bastard? He's a Brit and they don't talk like that!"

No idea if there's any truth value. Some people like yanking the yanks.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 10th, 2016 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *laugh*

LOL yes. Vocabulary hijinks can be so much fun.
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