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2005\06\03@102438 by Howard Winter

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On Fri, 03 Jun 2005 13:18:39 +1200, Jinx wrote:

> (try understanding a "Geordie", from the North-East of England...
>
> Like, I really want to have a deep meaningful discussion with Jimmy Nail
> ;-)))

Wy aye, Man!

> Still, some of them oop north are on the ball
>
> sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2005/03/death_plus_a_fi.html
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> Belt and braces, kicking a man when he's down, rubbing salt into the
> wound.....

Now hang on a minute - I was talking about Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and that sign says "$200 Fine": "$", not "£", so it must be Newcastle, New South Wales, or Utah, or whatever!

Anyway, the post-mortem fine in "N'yacassle" (as Jimmy Nail says it) would be at least £500!  :-)

Cheers,


Howard Winter
St.Albans, England

2005\06\03@191842 by Jinx

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> > (try understanding a "Geordie", from the North-East of England...
> >
> > Like, I really want to have a deep meaningful discussion with
> > Jimmy Nail ;-)))
>
> Wy aye, Man!

One of the funniest things I ever heard was someone here (I forget
who it was (not in pictures ;-(( ), but know who it wasn't)

http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/comedy/comedians.htm

doing a "John Wayne as a Geordie" routine (interesting haircut Mike
Reid had then). Also eg Newcastle-born eg Chinese with eg Geordie
accents. The look and the sound are so hard to reconcile (Asians in
other parts of UK, eg London, have broader accents, which isn't so
noticeable. I reckon the busiest person in the UK would be a street
cleaner. Would have swept up a whole binful of dropped consonants
by morning tea)

I've been watching Melvyn Bragg's "The Adventure Of English". You
know it's a program that's informative and "good for you" because it's
stuffed away at 10am on Sunday morning. I'm fascinated to see how
and why the English language developed over the last 1000 years, and
how a just a few key people (Wycliffe, Tyndall, Swift, Shakespeare)
were major influences

> Now hang on a minute - I was talking about Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and
> that sign says "$200 Fine": "$", not "£", so it must be Newcastle, NSW

I know, it was a terrrrrrible cheat and I hang my head

Here's an explanation for imposing a fine

http://www.gasolinehobo.com/2005_03_01_gasolinehobo_archive.html

2005\06\04@231508 by Jake Anderson

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far as i'm aware newcastle australia NSW dosent have trams?


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