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suze
534379.  Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:14 pm Reply with quote

Just Say No To Vorderman wrote:
a posh one :-) no tattoos :-)


Is possession of a tattoo a general exclusion from poshness? If so, perhaps we should tell King George V.

 
Davini994
534389.  Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:28 pm Reply with quote

I'll PM him. What's his username?

 
Efros
534394.  Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:33 pm Reply with quote

KGV?

 
gerontius grumpus
534696.  Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:02 pm Reply with quote

Just Say No To Vorderman wrote:
gerontius grumpus wrote:
Many people believe that the Geordies say "why aye".
In fact what they really say is "whey aye", which means the same as why aye.


As a Geordie, albeit a posh one :-) no tattoos :-)

most people I know use "why aye" to mean "Well Yes" or "yes yes"


That's what I said. Using why in it's slightly old fashioned exclaimative sense.

But if you're a proper Geordie, you surely pronounce the why as whey.

 
bobwilson
534729.  Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:55 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Just Say No To Vorderman wrote:
a posh one :-) no tattoos :-)


Is possession of a tattoo a general exclusion from poshness? If so, perhaps we should tell King George V.


I think you're erroneously conflating the two different ideas of "breeding" and "poshness" there suze. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is well-bred but is not posh; Penelope Keith is posh but not well-bred.

 
rfwebster
537710.  Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:18 pm Reply with quote

gerontius grumpus wrote:
But if you're a proper Geordie, you surely pronounce the why as whey.


Whey Aye

 

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