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Re: Do you wear glasses?

Postby SoGone » 01 Mar 2011, 13:40

...well, I couldn't think of any other explanation for him bringing it up...and we were posting simultaneously at the time, and the "male prostitutes" thread was one of them...


Regarding speech, I'd like you to peruse this lyric:



Higgins:
Look at her, a prisoner of the gutter,
Condemned by every syllable she utters.
By right she should be taken out and hung,
For the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue.

Eliza:
Aaoooww!

Higgins:
Aaoooww!
Heavens, what a noise!
This is what the British population,
Calls an elementary education.

Pickering:
Come, sir, I think you picked a poor example.

Higgins:
Did I?
Hear them down in Soho square,
Dropping "h's" everywhere.
Speaking English anyway they like.
You sir, did you go to school?

Man:
Wadaya tike me for, a fool?

Higgins:
No one taught him 'take' instead of 'tike'!

Hear a Yorkshireman, or worse,
Hear a Cornishman converse,
I'd rather hear a choir singing flat.
Chickens cackling in a barn,
Just like this one here.

Eliza:
Garn!

Higgins:
I ask you, sir, what sort of word is that?

It's "Aaoooww" and "Garn" that keep her in her place.
Not her wretched clothes and dirty face.

Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
This verbal class distinction, by now,
Should be antique.
If you spoke as she does, sir,
Instead of the way you do,
Why, you might be selling flowers, too!

Pickering:
I beg your pardon!

Higgins: An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.
The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him.
One common language I'm afraid we'll never get,
Oh, why can't the English learn to

set a good example to people whose
English is painful to your ears?
The Scots and the Irish leave you close to tears.
There even are places where English completely disappears.
In America, they haven't used it for years!


Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
Norwegians learn Norwegian,
the Greeks are taught their Greek.
In France every Frenchman knows his language from "A" to "Zed"

The French never care what they do, actually, as long as they pronounce it properly.

Arabians learn Arabian with the speed of summer lightning,
The Hebrews learn it backwards,
which is absolutely frightening.
But use proper English and you're regarded as a freak.

Why can't the English,
Why can't the English,
Learn To Speak?
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Re: Do you wear glasses?

Postby sunshine » 01 Mar 2011, 13:48

:lol:

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Re: Do you wear glasses?

Postby mark » 01 Mar 2011, 16:05

Sorry, no offense, but when I see posts of that nature in length even if relevant in answering a previous point I made I can't actually be bothered to read it.... :roll: But i'll take your word that it answers the question on the english speaking english...

If you were making a point about dialects I think most countries have different dialects/ use different slang terms in different areas but I may be wrong - as i'm not always right or perfect in the way that people called Andrew are... :roll:

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Re: Do you wear glasses?

Postby sunshine » 01 Mar 2011, 19:33

:lol:

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Re: Do you wear glasses?

Postby SoGone » 01 Mar 2011, 20:41

mark wrote:Sorry, no offense, but when I see posts of that nature in length even if relevant in answering a previous point I made I can't actually be bothered to read it.... :roll: But i'll take your word that it answers the question on the english speaking english...

If you were making a point about dialects I think most countries have different dialects/ use different slang terms in different areas but I may be wrong - as i'm not always right or perfect in the way that people called Andrew are... :roll:




Quick summary:


It's a song from My Fair Lady. Specifically, the song disses Americans for "not using [English] for years."
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Re: Do you wear glasses?

Postby sunshine » 01 Mar 2011, 21:14

:lol:

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Re: Do you wear glasses?

Postby mark » 01 Mar 2011, 21:15

sounds fair enough!!!! :)

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Re: Do you wear glasses?

Postby sunshine » 01 Mar 2011, 21:18

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