Sharon Cunningham
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:02

Thanks for the lesson in PA Dutch, etc.

Re those accents in England, I've been reading a series of mysteries by Bruce Beckham, set in Cumbria's Lake District. He writes in the vernacular, but includes a "Glossary of Cumbrian dialect words, British slang and local usage..."

So, I've had a lesson in accents from that particular area of your country as well. Beckham states he is a resident of Great Britain, but does not name the specific place. I assume from his books he is from the area about which he writes, but as my ol' Gran use to say, "To assume makes an ass out of you and me." Cheers!

  • A Lack Of Brotherly Lovegobs, Thu Jun 10 2021 4:19
    Sharon ... you [all?] have the excuse of the vast distances ... we're crammed in over here ... always amused me that even after hearing four famous Liverpudlians in the sixties the only accent people seemed... more
    • Accents — Sharon Cunningham, Fri Jun 11 2021 1:02
      • Lake Districtgobs, Fri Jun 11 2021 1:54
        Sharon ... He seems to have spent his early years in the Lake District, but now lives in Edinburgh ... I think Mind you, which part of the Lake District is another thing ... since 1974 it's become part... more