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Chatters/Chatties (was Re: introduction

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2002, 15:41
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.


Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>