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    Ah, ASH might have been pulling JM's leg then, he apparently guided him to say "ass" instead of "arse" in WML and JM ended up doing it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffyGlitz View Post
    Ah, ASH might have been pulling JM's leg then, he apparently guided him to say "ass" instead of "arse" in WML and JM ended up doing it that way.
    Can you remember the context of the line it was in reference to because if he meant ass like a donkey ('I feel like an ass') that would be different to referencing your posterior with ass or arse. It could also have been something that ASH suggested because JM was struggling to get the accent right for saying 'arse' so ASH suggested ass as a safer alternative. I don't know. But my hubby has commented that JM says bastards with an American accent, so there were some gaps.

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    Oh, I was wrong. It's not from WML. It's the scene from Innocence when Spike is getting irate and impatient with Judge.

    Spike: (rolls his eyes) Yeah. (turns and wheels over to him) It's
    interesting to me that 'preparing' looks a great bit like sitting on
    your ass. (facing him) When do we destroy the world already?

    Judge: My strength grows, and with every life I take it will increase
    further.
    It's quite probable that ASH might have felt JM wouldn't pronounce arse correctly and felt this would be better. Or JM said it wrong and blamed ASH lol. I'm never entirely trustful of JM's accounts - it was a quote from JM, not ASH I think.
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    I'm just getting started but I had to google "British drawl" which really just means speaking slowly with long drawn out vowels which Spike was want to do on occasion....I mean really, can you say "drama queen"?

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dic.../english/drawl

    But the main reason I googled was I remembered this story being in the news http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201...ritish-english which stated Americans from the Deep South (and eastern Canada) kept the 1800s English alive more accurately than those in England who were more influenced by larger population contaminations.

    So I accept "British drawl" as a thing. But as a Canadian I apologize for my acceptance because you know, we're polite like that.
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    Apology accepted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Apology accepted
    No...it isn't. Is West Country a drawl? God...I'd love to hear Spike sound Gloucester or Somerset! Cider not Whisky. Geordie - wouldn't need his big coat! Scouse...the stereotype dictates he'd be nicking hubcaps not knickers. Manc...he'd have to replace the duster with a parka. Midlands...he'd be calling everyone "duck".

    Spike - if he came from the Potteries.

    'Ah do, ow at, at owe rate?' - "Hello, how are you? Are you alright?"
    'Dust want a paynt?' - "Do you want a pint of beer?"
    'Ast got thee Oatckes?' - "Have you got your oatcakes?"
    'Way anner!' - We have not!
    Cost kick a bow agen' a woe, an y'ed it til it bosts?' "Can you kick a ball against a wall and head it until it bursts?"
    'Ast goin up Anley Duck?' - Are you going to Hanley dear?
    'Ast bin owready' - I've been already"
    'Ast chewin th fat owd un?' - "Are you moaning my friend?"
    'Thay't a narky wench!' - "You're a miserable young woman!"
    'Mar lady is a rayt nosey parker!' - my wife is really nosey!"

    TBH, I was surprised to find other countries didn't have the spread of accents/dialects we have in the UK (some estimates put it at 100 +). I just presumed it was a "thing" everywhere. Germany might have it...I'm fairly sure there's a difference between the Hunsruck and Munich (for example).
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