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  1. Adi007

    Adi007 New Member

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    The thing to remember about text messaging language is that it formed as a result of using a keypad where you had to press the same key up to four times to get the letter you wanted ... also, the number of characters you could have was limited, hence a shortened, concise way of writing emerged. If the recipient didn't understand you then you'd wasted your money. Here I assume that everyone is using a 101/102 key keyboard so I would think that it's unnecessary.
     
  2. dtalbot

    dtalbot Full Member

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    Well,
    Some huge generalisation on the map, not sure which is more likley to get you a :boot: :tw: from a derbyshire speaker, saying they talk brummie or mistaking their accent for Yorkshire!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cheers
    David
     
  3. Paganwolf

    Paganwolf New Member

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    Yes norfolk suffolk and essex in the same circle! essex and the east end of london and under the bow bells cockney is much of a much me ol dorlin, jellied eels an a glass of gold watch bleedin lovely bobs yer uncle fannys yer aunt :rolmao:
     
  4. Andy

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    thus nowt wron wre yorkshire laddi

    nah be gone befur I haf to tak mi belt to thee
     
  5. Paganwolf

    Paganwolf New Member

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    :rolmao: :rolmao: ecki thump lad :shock: :rolmao:
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Native

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    Even if you don't know what I look like you wont have any trouble working out which one is me at the meet up

    I wouldn't want to be mistake for Jake :yikes:
    I don't polish my kit with a bit of leather
     
  7. Paganwolf

    Paganwolf New Member

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    :rolmao: :rolmao: Jakes always polishing his kit with leather :shock: :rolmao: :rolmao:
     
  8. Andy

    Andy Native

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    it happens when your young.

    when you get old you you start to care less about what your kit looks like but can use it better (Not that I'd know)
     
  9. jakunen

    jakunen Native

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    Hey was I was in Detroit the other year they all thought I was from Australia!:?:

    Had great fun winding them up by putting on an Ozzie accent and taking the **** out of them. "G'day Bruce, actually I'm from Wolabra Wonga, me Sheila's...":naughty:

    Until my brother thought I was being cruel and put a stop to my fun... 3 days later...:rolmao: :rolmao: :rolmao:
     
  10. JakeR

    JakeR Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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  11. Hoodoo

    Hoodoo Full Member

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    Detroit? :yikes: Man, you start messin' with someone from Detroit and they are likely to tan your hyde Clyde and hang it on the shed. :rolmao:


    Altogether now...

    Watch me wallabys feed mate.

    Watch me wallabys feed.

    They're a dangerous breed mate.

    So watch me wallabys feed.

    Altogether now!

    Tie me kangaroo down sport,

    tie me kangaroo down.

    Tie me kangaroo down sport,

    tie me kangaroo down.

    Keep me cockatoo cool, Curl,

    keep me cockatoo cool.

    Don't go acting the fool, Curl,

    just keep me cockatoo cool.

    Altogether now!

    Take me koala back, Jack,

    take me koala back.

    He lives somewhere out on the track, Mac,

    so take me koala back.

    Altogether now!

    Mind me platypus duck, Bill,

    mind me platypus duck.

    Don't let him go running amok, Bill,

    mind me platypus duck.

    Altogether now!

    Play your digeridoo, Blue,

    play your digeridoo.

    Keep playing 'til I shoot thro' Blue,

    play your digerydoo.

    Altogether now!

    Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred,

    tan me hide when I'm dead.

    So we tanned his hide when he died Clyde,

    (Spoken) And that's it hanging on the shed.

    Altogether now!
     
  12. Doc

    Doc Need to contact Admin...

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    There is nothing new in texting abbreviations.

    Listen to ham radio operators in morse code, and you find they are sending very odd stuff, eg:

    ge dr om es tnx fer call = ur sigs 599 599 fb fer qrp = so hw? K

    Literal translation: 'Good evening dear old man and thanks for the call. Your signals are very strong, fully readable with pure tone, a fine business for low power. how do you copy me? Over."

    It sounds archaic, but goes back to landline telegraphy in the late 19th century, so it is very old. 'Fer' is much quicker than 'For' as it takes 12 times longerto send 'o' --- than 'e' .

    Text abbreviations are the same - a solution to a problem.
     
  13. Martyn

    Martyn New Member

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    Yeah, but you type with a Welsh accent jake - you do you know. :D :D
     
  14. arctic hobo

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    Hoodoo, that song rules!! We use it sometimes to keep up morale when we're walking - it's such fun to sing :eek:):
     
  15. bambodoggy

    bambodoggy Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I'm rather partial to Rolf's version of "Stairway to heaven too".... :eek:):

    Rolf Harris ROCKS!!!!! :super:
     
  16. jakunen

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    Its ok, I was at the knife and gun show and was fully laden.

    Wish we had those shows over here. Unless you're military you can't get in to those sort of shows over here. :cry:

    Mind you my sister-in-law was a bit red in the face. She was trying not to laugh. Must get out to Yale to see them all.
     
  17. Gary

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    When I was a re-enactor we named Rolf as a God of the drinking fire and often had many a good sing-a-long to BIG DOG or Tie me Kangroo up and lets never forget two little boys!!
     
  18. bambodoggy

    bambodoggy Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Cool.... I guess this should be on the claime to fame thread but I'm here now so:
    I went to the Glastonbury festival in 93 or 94 and Rolf was headlining....I was there in the main crowd with my digeridoo huffing along as best as I could (can't circular breath - see ashdown thread) which was cool but what was cooler still was that the next day I took my dig over to the ring of rocks they had set out for chilling and hippy stuff and who should be there doing impromptu dig leasons and jamming than Rolf himself.....I sat and jammed with him for about an hour.....it was fab!!!!! And after all that.....I still can't circular breath! lol
     
  19. Gary

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    Bambam then you are a demi god by association!! :notworthy
     
  20. shinobi

    shinobi Settler

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    promote this man quickly !! Get him a throne and a Burmah for a crown and a didge for a sceptre
    :super: We're not worthy :super:

    Martin
     

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