Thursday, March 13, 2008

Brizzle spoke

BBC - Bristol - Bristol Features - Calling All Bristolians: "Using words and phrases ironically, rather than literally, is another way dialect survives, although, not in its original form.

So, for example the phrases 'gert lush' and 'hark at ee' are more often used jokingly now than 10 years ago.

Fossil words and phrases tend to be used by Bristolians to send themselves up in a playful way.

Many of the teenagers involved so far in the research only realised they had a Bristol accent l when they went on holiday for the first time and into a social situation with people who were not from the Bristol area."


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