>Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 18:56:23 -0700
>From: "Terry W. Colvin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: FWD (forteana) The Ziff-Davis Guide To Britishers (and other
>< http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/23081.html >
>The Ziff-Davis Guide To Britishers (and other foreigners)
>By Andrew Orlowski
>Posted: 28/11/2001 at 20:30 GMT
>The mighty Ziff-Davis publishing empire has chalked up many triumphs over
>the years, but one masterpiece from 1943 has been sadly neglected.
>It's the Manual of Foreign Dialects for Radio, Stage and Screen, by Lewis
>Herman and Maguerite Shalett Herman, published in Chicago.
<Bucket n' Skip>
>The 'Pert and Nimble' Cockney
>Never confuse a Cockney with a Britisher. But who or what is a Cockney?
>"Technically, anyone living in London," they advise. "He's a brash little
>fellow ... an inveterate heckler." You can spot a Cockney by his nasalized
>speech, "possibly because of the adenoid trouble which is quite prevalent in
>the British Isles." The plucky chap is "a funny little fellow", cheery in
>adversity, but when he's bad, "he's a rat".
>Sample phrase: Take the blooming horse home
>Pronounced: tI:k Thuh bliOOminAW sAOWm
Actually, If you want to be "technical" about it, a "true" cockney must be
born within the sound of Bow Bells (St Mary-le-Bow).
Or so they say.....
*On his Todd till next week,*
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'
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