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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Let's talk Strine


What an unforgettable pair the Two Ronnies were! And don't they talk Strine rather well? That was, of course, in the days before dismal guernsey came in and all those dollars and cents gave people a split nair dyke.

It didn't matter whether you were from Mairlben or Sinny, back then when we still used sly drools to do our calculations and real rise-up lides instead of those disposables, and before egg nishners really to gorf, we all talked like that --- stewnce of Strine click here.

Mind you, if you ring the Cootamundra Travel Agency today, you're just as likely to have your call answered by a chap in Mumbai, but then you already speak a fair bit of Indian, don't you?

Just think of atoll, avatar, bandana, bangle, bazaar, Blighty, bungalow, cashmere, catamaran, char, cheroot, cheetah, chintz, chit, chokey, chutney, cot, cummerbund, curry, dinghy, doolally, dungarees, guru, gymkhana, hullabaloo, jodhpur, jungle, juggernaut, jute, khaki, kedgeree, loot, nirvana, pariah, pashmina, polo, pukka, pundit, purdah, pyjamas, sari, shampoo, shawl, swastika, teak, thug, toddy, typhoon, veranda, not to mention hurdy-gurdy, tip-top, higgledy-piggledy, hocus-pocus, tit-for-tat, topsy-turvy, harum-scarum, roly-poly, slip-slop ...