Why "Toon Army"?

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minimax

11,984 posts

216 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
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dmitsi said:
Wacky Racer said:
The highest EVER attendance at any football match in England (oustside Wembley) was in March 1934 in the sixth round of the FA cup when 84,569 saw Manchester City beat Stoke City 1-0 at Maine Road.....Eric Brook scored from a corner kick......




Yeah, but 15431 of the supporters were preganant females, shocking I know, but I stand by my exageration.


tulip

34 posts

179 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
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monkeyhanger said:
dmitsi said:


Bit of an over-generalisation saying toon is northern for town though.


A huge over-generalisation.

Move 10 miles North or South of Newcastle and people actually start to speak English again


LOL! You've obviously never been to Ashington then

Eshington - where people waak the derrg then gaan doon t'the clurrb

The Gman

2,498 posts

215 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
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tulip said:
monkeyhanger said:
dmitsi said:


Bit of an over-generalisation saying toon is northern for town though.


A huge over-generalisation.

Move 10 miles North or South of Newcastle and people actually start to speak English again


LOL! You've obviously never been to Ashington then

Eshington - where people waak the derrg then gaan doon t'the clurrb


Mackems have the worst accent in the North East. I think I read it's some sort of ancient charva dialect, or was it that they are red and white scum. Always get them mixed up.

minimax

11,984 posts

216 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
quotequote all
tulip said:
monkeyhanger said:
dmitsi said:


Bit of an over-generalisation saying toon is northern for town though.


A huge over-generalisation.

Move 10 miles North or South of Newcastle and people actually start to speak English again


LOL! You've obviously never been to Ashington then

Eshington - where people waak the derrg then gaan doon t'the clurrb



often not before crossing the ruuuud too!

trooperiziz

9,437 posts

212 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
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minimax said:
tulip said:
monkeyhanger said:
dmitsi said:


Bit of an over-generalisation saying toon is northern for town though.


A huge over-generalisation.

Move 10 miles North or South of Newcastle and people actually start to speak English again


LOL! You've obviously never been to Ashington then

Eshington - where people waak the derrg then gaan doon t'the clurrb



often not before crossing the ruuuud too!


dmitsi is correct though, not every Geordie "Gaas da'an toon", some "Gaa da'an street"



minimax

11,984 posts

216 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
quotequote all
trooperiziz said:
minimax said:
tulip said:
monkeyhanger said:
dmitsi said:


Bit of an over-generalisation saying toon is northern for town though.


A huge over-generalisation.

Move 10 miles North or South of Newcastle and people actually start to speak English again


LOL! You've obviously never been to Ashington then

Eshington - where people waak the derrg then gaan doon t'the clurrb



often not before crossing the ruuuud too!


dmitsi is correct though, not every Geordie "Gaas da'an toon", some "Gaa da'an street"






oh no I agree! not every Geordie speaks like that, but there are an awful lot who do. in particular I find when in the presence of a southerner they will emphasise their accents when talking amongst themselves almost as if to underline the regional differences..

I think that even if mostly they refrain from such "born in a tyneside flat next to swanny's" accents quite often it will drop in to conversation and has the potential to momentarily flummox one.

for instance, today there was a fuss in the office as one chap cheekily pushed over the letting viewer while she was kneeling down at the filing cabinet and she indignantly exclaimed "howwww man! divvent dunsh us ower when ah'm on me honckers!"

..it took a few minutes to decipher!

tulip

34 posts

179 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
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minimax said:
trooperiziz said:
minimax said:
tulip said:
monkeyhanger said:
dmitsi said:


Bit of an over-generalisation saying toon is northern for town though.


A huge over-generalisation.

Move 10 miles North or South of Newcastle and people actually start to speak English again


LOL! You've obviously never been to Ashington then

Eshington - where people waak the derrg then gaan doon t'the clurrb



often not before crossing the ruuuud too!


dmitsi is correct though, not every Geordie "Gaas da'an toon", some "Gaa da'an street"






oh no I agree! not every Geordie speaks like that, but there are an awful lot who do. in particular I find when in the presence of a southerner they will emphasise their accents when talking amongst themselves almost as if to underline the regional differences..

I think that even if mostly they refrain from such "born in a tyneside flat next to swanny's" accents quite often it will drop in to conversation and has the potential to momentarily flummox one.

for instance, today there was a fuss in the office as one chap cheekily pushed over the letting viewer while she was kneeling down at the filing cabinet and she indignantly exclaimed "howwww man! divvent dunsh us ower when ah'm on me honckers!"

..it took a few minutes to decipher!



[/sky one announcer] and next week on 'Geordies Say The Funniest Things'....[/sky one announcer]

sumner7

43 posts

174 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
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Ye wanna go doon the toon fo' some scran?

monkeyhanger

9,182 posts

202 months

Wednesday 26th July 2006
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sumner7 said:
Ye wanna go doon the toon fo' some scran?


Greggs pasty i assume ??

Or are you posh and only eat from Peter's Cathedral Bakers

hugoagogo

22,868 posts

193 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
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sumner7 said:
Ye wanna go doon the toon fo' some scran?


nah man, ah've got me bait

trooperiziz

9,437 posts

212 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
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monkeyhanger said:
sumner7 said:
Ye wanna go doon the toon fo' some scran?


Greggs pasty i assume ??

Or are you posh and only eat from Peter's Cathedral Bakers


I alternate between Greggs and Peters every lunchtime Can't beat a Greggs sausage roll!

victormeldrew

8,293 posts

237 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
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minimax said:
yeah that's true it is in fact boro isn't it

i'm still learning this accent you see

funny thing is, if I don't attune my ears and actually think about what they're saying in the office to me then I cannot make it out at all! for instance at the moment the lister is talking to one of the negs not ten feet away and unless I read her lips I just hear melodic babble..going to have to work harder on this...
For the southerners who will actually be reading "boro" as "buh-row" or "boh-row", its pronounce "buh-rah".

As a Monkeyhanger it almost shames me to say I find the Geordie accent the sexiest accent - from a woman of course. This could be connected to the fact that "wey aye" is uttered much more frequently than "nah"

Edited by victormeldrew on Thursday 27th July 10:29

v15ben

14,858 posts

201 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
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sumner7 said:
Ye wanna go doon the toon fo' some scran?


If thee teks 'toon' outta't sentance, tha cud be speeking Yorksha lad

minimax

11,984 posts

216 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
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tulip said:
minimax said:
trooperiziz said:
minimax said:
tulip said:
monkeyhanger said:
dmitsi said:


Bit of an over-generalisation saying toon is northern for town though.


A huge over-generalisation.

Move 10 miles North or South of Newcastle and people actually start to speak English again


LOL! You've obviously never been to Ashington then

Eshington - where people waak the derrg then gaan doon t'the clurrb



often not before crossing the ruuuud too!


dmitsi is correct though, not every Geordie "Gaas da'an toon", some "Gaa da'an street"






oh no I agree! not every Geordie speaks like that, but there are an awful lot who do. in particular I find when in the presence of a southerner they will emphasise their accents when talking amongst themselves almost as if to underline the regional differences..

I think that even if mostly they refrain from such "born in a tyneside flat next to swanny's" accents quite often it will drop in to conversation and has the potential to momentarily flummox one.

for instance, today there was a fuss in the office as one chap cheekily pushed over the letting viewer while she was kneeling down at the filing cabinet and she indignantly exclaimed "howwww man! divvent dunsh us ower when ah'm on me honckers!"

..it took a few minutes to decipher!



[/sky one announcer] and next week on 'Geordies Say The Funniest Things'....[/sky one announcer]


hmm. I think you have a point there somewhere.. can't quite decipher it though. you're not geordie by any chance are you?

tulip

34 posts

179 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
quotequote all
minimax said:
tulip said:
minimax said:
trooperiziz said:
minimax said:
tulip said:
monkeyhanger said:
dmitsi said:


Bit of an over-generalisation saying toon is northern for town though.


A huge over-generalisation.

Move 10 miles North or South of Newcastle and people actually start to speak English again


LOL! You've obviously never been to Ashington then

Eshington - where people waak the derrg then gaan doon t'the clurrb



often not before crossing the ruuuud too!


dmitsi is correct though, not every Geordie "Gaas da'an toon", some "Gaa da'an street"






oh no I agree! not every Geordie speaks like that, but there are an awful lot who do. in particular I find when in the presence of a southerner they will emphasise their accents when talking amongst themselves almost as if to underline the regional differences..

I think that even if mostly they refrain from such "born in a tyneside flat next to swanny's" accents quite often it will drop in to conversation and has the potential to momentarily flummox one.

for instance, today there was a fuss in the office as one chap cheekily pushed over the letting viewer while she was kneeling down at the filing cabinet and she indignantly exclaimed "howwww man! divvent dunsh us ower when ah'm on me honckers!"

..it took a few minutes to decipher!



[/sky one announcer] and next week on 'Geordies Say The Funniest Things'....[/sky one announcer]


hmm. I think you have a point there somewhere.. can't quite decipher it though. you're not geordie by any chance are you?


yes indeed

hugoagogo

22,868 posts

193 months

Friday 28th July 2006
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victormeldrew said:
For the southerners who will actually be reading "boro" as "buh-row" or "boh-row", its pronounce "buh-rah".


but it's spelled -brough

like the town of Brough which is pronounced 'bruff'

english is so sensible