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Re: Chatters/Chatties (was Re: introduction

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 8:13
On Tue, 06 Aug 2002 16:12, Roger Mills wrote:
> Elliott Lash wrote: > >romilly@EGL.NET writes: > >> That brings up another Brit thing-- addition of -er(s). I've heard (TV > >> shows, upper class context) "brekker" for breakfast, "champers" for > >> Champagne. This, like the William > Wills thing, is > >> entirely lacking in US > >> speech AFAIK, except among those who aspire to upper-class > >> Anglophilia.......;-)) > > > >Hmm, My friends and I back in Georgetown University frequently do this, > > and > > not one of us is British: > >we have: > >Mikers for Mike > >Crunkers for Crunked (which means "Drunk") > >although those are the two most used forms, any word could theoretically > > take the suffix. > > Are you now, or have you ever been, a reader of Evelyn Waugh, > P.G.Wodehouse, Dorothy Sayers? Or been a fan of "Brideshead Revisited" or > the Lord Peter Wimsey series on TV? I suspect that's where I've heard it > most recently... > > >Another suffix that is used sometimes is -ies: > > > >Dumpies for Dump(ed) > >Lashies for Lash (my last Name) > >Crunkies for Crunked (occasionally) > > LOL> Those are good! ;-) > They bring to mind that odd (British) lady who used to have a dog training > show on PBS--- > "All right, everyone--- walkies!!" It was quite a catch-phrase for a > while.
And I thought, horrors, that's what a walky-talky is - an instrument of verbal diarrhoea! next time you're rudely interrupted by a cell-phone rudely ringing or a cell-phone ponce pulling out a cell-phone and .... Wesley Parish -- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."