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Discussion in 'Personal' started by scienceteachasghost, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Do you.................

    a) have a larf in the bar

    b) have a laugh in the bar

    c) have a laugh in the baa?

    (Stereotypically, most of you (originally from?) south of the M4 corridor will go 'a,' , most other people 'b' and Mancunians 'c'
  2. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    You missed out havin' a laff...
  3. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    Shouldn't (a) be: 'ave a larf in the bah

    And how about (d) 'ave a laff in t'baa
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I have a pint in the pub.
  5. xena-warrior2

    xena-warrior2 New commenter

    If you're from South Wales, you have a laaaaaaf in the baaaaaa.
  6. paeony

    paeony Occasional commenter


    Pint in t'pub
    delnon likes this.
  7. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Does anyone have a pint in the drawering room?
  8. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    Aye, gradely.
  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    None of the above
    And all of the above
  10. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    A small sherry, surely!
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Or a pint of sherry :D
  12. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    And the withdrawering room.
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I tend to cachinnate in the public house, but I haven't been arrested for it yet.
  14. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Mine's a prosecco please.
  15. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Being a Brummie i was taught that a short a was common but then I spent three years in Yorkshire, 30 years in Cheshire and married a Scot along the way so learnt it was a regional rather than a class issue Back in the Midlands now I often use a short a but that can transmogrify into ah depending who I am speaking to. The pronunciation that really sounds wrong to me though is putting ah into the trans prefix. How can it be trahnsport, trahnsition etc. it sounds quite wrong to me. Plan, flan, pram, trap, stab, strap, TRAN.....

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