Monday, September 08, 2008

Crystal tones

Al's been pointing out a few occasions when I lapse into Northern; e.g. "Look at them cars, boys!". Not the greatest grammar in the world, and the kids have started to pick up on it. It reminded me of my own childhood, when my folks used to find mine and my brother's habit of dropping our H's quite painful. I often wonder if a contributing factor to leaving Yorkshire was to correct our speaking before it became an insurmountable problem. "'Ow do Fred, what's tha 'aving fer t' tea?". Whereas personally I find it problematic that our kids are currently growing up saying 'glarse' rather than glas. Oh well, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

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