Posted by John Nichols on December 18, 2003 at 03:56:16 from 188.8.131.52 user Mcneacail.
In Reply to: Re: Radio Broadcasting - winging it posted by Mike Field on December 16, 2003 at 05:26:46:
But Fowler - Modern English usage - this is the definitive book on English usuge and using the 1937 version says that gybe is the preferred nautical version of the word. (Even the Chicago Style manual has a list of five definitive English texts in the back and Fowler is 2 or 3.)
A good read is John O'Brien At home in the heart of the Appalachia and he bemoans the death of the Appalachina dialect to the great unwahsed American dialect. He is quite bitter about it.
The thing I find interesting is that I do not really hear accents any more unless they are strong - I think moving a lot means your brain adapts to the language spoken and just ignores the differences.
And is not Ring around the Rosy about death by Small pox , very gruesome i thought when I found that out.
My 9 year old is keen to see the last Lord of the Rings - she does not seem to mind the violence.
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