How to Talk Like a Local

Do you know how to recognize a "tittamatorter"? And would you understand if someone called you a "culchie"? "How to Talk Like a Local" gathers together hundreds of words from all over the country and digs down to uncover their origins.


Author: Susie Dent

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099514763

Category: English language

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Would you be bewildered if someone described you as "radgy"? Do you know how to recognize a "tittamatorter"? And would you understand if someone called you a "culchie"? "How to Talk Like a Local" gathers together hundreds of words from all over the country and digs down to uncover their origins. From "dardledumdue," which means daydreamer in East Anglia, through "forkin robbins," the Yorkshire term for earwigs, to "clemt," a Lancashire word that means hungry, it investigates an astonishingly rich variety of regional expressions, and provides a fascinating insight into the history of the English language. If you're intrigued by colorful words and phrases, if you're interested in how English is really spoken, or if you simply want to find out a bit more about the development of our language, "How to Talk Like a Local" is irresistible and enlightening reading."

How to Talk Like a Local

That it crops upin Canada isnot as surprising as itmight appear, since the dialectof southwest England isoneof themost important historic sources of Newfoundland English. See ALL THE LOCAL GOSSIP, and also CANK, CHAMRAG, CLISHMACLAVER, ...


Author: Susie Dent

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409061946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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'Susie Dent is a national treasure' RICHARD OSMAN 'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language' PAM AYRES __________________________________________ Would you be bewildered if someone described you as radgy? Do you know how to recognise a tittamatorter? And would you understand if someone called you a culchie? How to Talk Like a Local gathers together hundreds of words from all over the country and digs down to uncover their origins. From dardledumdue, which means daydreamer in East Anglia, through forkin robbins, the Yorkshire term for earwigs, to clemt, a Lancashire word that means hungry, it investigates an astonishingly rich variety of regional expressions, and provides a fascinating insight into the history of the English language. If you're intrigued by colourful words and phrases, if you're interested in how English is really spoken, or if you simply want to find out a bit more about the development of our language, How to Talk Like a Local is irresistible - and enlightening - reading. __________________________________________________ 'Nobody on earth knows more about the English language than Susie Dent and nobody writes about it more entertainingly' GYLES BRANDRETH 'It's an interesting and, at times, hilarious read. One for word-lovers' THE SUN

Directions to Easy Street

You don't talk like a local. You don't act like a local. You don't have the same income as a local, and you certainly don't drive the same car as the locals drive. The more you try to fit in, the more different you will seem.


Author: Robert S. Keller

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460274040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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Finally. A book of contemporary facts called “DIRECTIONS TO EASY STREET” that addresses your concerns about “LIVING THE LIFESTYLE YOU DESERVE” from the financial perspective. Clearly, ‘the good old days’ are behind you. There is no doubt that you can no longer rely on governments, pension plans, health care systems....and money earned from your current provide a safety net when you reach the point where you can no longer physically work. In fact, it is my contention that thinking about LIVING THE LIFESTYLE YOU DESERVE and the state of FINANCIAL FREEDOM should start with 20-Somethings, not with Boomers heading toward retirement! It is said that there are three things in life that you must maintain in order that you do not burden society or your loved ones in your golden years: Health, Wealth and Intelligence. Miss one of those functions, and the rest of us will be paying for you for the rest of your life. “DIRECTIONS TO EASY STREET” tells it like it is, presenting many strategies about how you can TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION and achieve FINANCIAL FREEDOM and leave your J.O.B. forever. Millions of people just like you are creating wealth through PASSIVE INCOME. Now its YOUR turn. The book is an easy read: Its not rocket science to understand that YOUR future is completely in YOUR own hands. YOU can do this! With a little effort, YOU can be LIVING THE LIFESTYLE YOU DESERVE. Visit often for more valuable information and Good Luck!

Fodor s New York City

Like A Local. Walk like a local, talk like a local, and best of all eat like a local with a highly curated tour from Like A Local. Tours include the Flatiron Food tour, which is a lovely walk from the Flatiron District to Union Square ...


Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9780804143707

Category: Travel

Page: 512

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. The lights, the sounds, the energy: New York City is the quintessential American city, an exciting, constantly changing destination that people visit over and over. Fodor's New York City, with color photos throughout, captures the universal appeal of the city's world-renowned museums, iconic music venues, Broadway spectacles, and, of course, gastronomic delights. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Major sights such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Empire State Building, Museum of Art, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and the High Line · Coverage of Lower Manhattan; Soho, Nolita, Little Italy, and Chinatown; The East Village and the Lower East Side; Greenwich Village and the West Village; Chelsea and the Meatpacking District; Union Square, the Flatiron District, and Gramercy Park; Midtown East; Midtown West; The Upper East Side; Central Park; The Upper West Side; Harlem; Brooklyn; Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island Planning to focus on Brooklyn? Check out Fodor's Brooklyn travel guide.

Analysing 21st Century British English

Acknowledgement I would like to acknowledge the assistance and ideas of Andrew Ball of the Oxford English Dictionary. ... Dent, S. (2010) How to Talk Like a Local, London: Random House. Elmes, S. (2005) Talking for Britain: A journey ...


Author: Clive Upton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134111091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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The Voices project of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a recent high-profile media investigation, gathered contemporary English dialect samples from all over the UK and invited contributions from the public to a dedicated website. This book explores both issues of ideology and representation behind the media project and uses to which the emerging data can be put in the study of language variation and change. Two lead-in chapters, written from the complementary perspectives of a broadcast media specialist, Simon Elmes, and an academic linguist, David Crystal, set the project in the BBC’s historical, social, and linguistic contexts. Following these, authorities in a range of specialisms concerned with uses and representations of language varieties address various aspects of the project’s potential, in three broad sections: Linguistic explorations of the representations of language and the debates on language evoked by the data. The linguistic product of the project, including lexical, phonological, and grammatical investigations. Technical aspects of creating maps from the large electronic Voices database. An interactive companion website provides the means to access, explore, and make use of raw linguistic data, along with interpretive maps created from it, all accompanied by full explanations. Analysing 21st Century British English brings together key research and is essential reading for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduate students and researchers working in the areas of language variation, dialect and sociolinguistics. Contributors: David Crystal, Bethan Davies, Susie Dent, Simon Elmes, Holly Gilbert, Jon Herring, John Holliday, Alexandra Jaffe, Tommaso Milani, Rob Penhallurick, Jonnie Robinson, Mooniq Shaikjee, Ann Thompson, Will Turner, Clive Upton, Martijn Wieling.

On the Move

I was cheated many times in the free market because I couldn't speak like a local woman. ... like a local woman. I felt my husband's rela- tives and neighbors started to accept me once I could talk with them using the local dialect.


Author: Arianne M. Gaetano

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231501736

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This book explores the impact of migration on the identities, values, worldviews, and social positions of migrant women in contemporary China based on original fieldwork as well as in-depth research in multiple regions of China.

My Amy

I also registered she had a Caribbean accent; she was talking like a local girl. That's how she was speaking to 'the boys', her security guys Andrew and Neville, who were also here, and they do have Caribbean accents, they'd talk to ...


Author: Tyler James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529042160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Written with a searing honesty and published for the tenth anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death, My Amy is an evocative portrait of unbreakable lifelong friendship – and a devastating study into fame, addiction and self-sabotage. Only one person knows what really happened to Amy, other than Amy herself. He is Tyler James, Amy’s best friend from the age of thirteen. They met at stage school as two insecure outsiders, formed an instant connection and lived together from their late teenage years right up until the day she died, aged just twenty-seven. Tyler was there by her side through it all. From their carefree early years touring together to the creation of the multiple Grammy-winning Back To Black, which she wrote on their kitchen floor. From her volatile marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil through her escalating addictions, self-harm and eating disorders as the toxic nature of fame warped Amy’s reality. For the last three years of her life, Tyler was with her every day when she’d beaten drugs and was close to beating alcoholism too. He also knew better than anyone the real Amy Winehouse who the tabloid-reading public rarely saw – the hilarious, uncompromising force-of-nature busy taking care of everyone else. We all think we know what happened to Amy Winehouse, but we don’t. This definitive insider’s story tells us all, finally, the truth. 'Heartbreaking' – The Times

The Walnut Grove Glacier Wars

“He doesn't talk like a local either,” Ralph observed. “I bet he belongs to Iowa City. Since he seems to live here and know the store, let's ask him what he recommends us to buy from the meat counter.” Calvin told them, after exchanging ...


Author: Peter Gerhard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450235679

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Being a pagan in a small town west of the Mississippi is not easy. Calvin Pfeiffer, a German immigrant working for the University of Iowa, has chosen the rural life in Walnut Grove as a place to settle down and start a family. Except for the local group of fundamentalist Christians-Lyle Anderson in particular-Calvin has decided that Walnut Grove really is not a bad place to live. When Megan rides her bike up his road and stops to chat, Calvin realizes she is the woman of his dreams. As Calvin and Megan fall in love, a group of local fundamentalists headed by Lyle-an influential conservative who has a reputation for ruining the lives of those who dare to cross him-gathers steam about the issue of the local school curriculum, most notably against the idea that glaciers formed the Iowa landscape. It is not long before the fundamentalists accuse Calvin of not living up to community standards, and they argue that the school curriculum promotes promiscuity and homosexuality. While Calvin forges alliances to defeat their antiquated ideas, business school graduates-who happen to be gay-move to town and assist the town in recovering from economic hardship. An all-out war begins and culminates in a virulent school board meeting that will determine the outcome for this quaint town embroiled in controversy.

Her Nanny s Secret

I will be talking like a local in no time.' He chuckled but then his face changed. Odile sat beside him on the bed. 'What is it? You look as if you have seen a ghost?' 'It's nothing. It's just ... this image of sitting in rows in a huge ...


Author: Jan Baynham

Publisher: Ruby Fiction

ISBN: 9781912550579

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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How far would you go to save the person you loved the most? It’s 1941, and Annie Beynon has just become the first stable girl for the most powerful family in her Welsh village. Whilst her gift for working with horses is clear, there are some who are willing to make her life very difficult on the Pryce estate, simply for being a girl. There are other – secret – ways Annie is defying conventions, too. As the war rages, and when Edmund, the heir to the Pryce fortune, leaves to join the RAF, it seems that it’s only a matter of time before Annie’s secret is exposed. That is, until she makes a shocking decision. It’s 1963 before Annie is able to face up to the secret she chose to keep over twenty years before. Justifying that decision takes her to Normandy in France, and an outcome she could never have expected …


A good captajn always knows how to fake it. 2. Never look up. Tourists and sailboters are always looking up. People going someplace look straight ahead. 3. Learn the lingo. Talking like a local gets you the best slices of pizza and ...






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