Wednesday, May 26, 2010

And now, for something completely different ...

... this submission from “Samer” a commenter at Rorate Caeli, a fascinating presentation on the many accents and dialects of the British Isles. Just when you thought they all sounded alike. Now you'll never have to toddle into an English pub and wonder where you are. Let's give this bloke the fifteen-minutes of fame he so richly deserves. HUZZAH!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember an interview with Bill Bruford from Yes where he was asked about Jon Anderson's zany lyrics. Bill said that Jon came from a different part of England than the rest of the band, so no one knew what the heck he was saying half the time anyway.

Also, as I understand it, ebonics came from the Essex accent and not the other way round.