Why do Brits say US instead of me?
It’s non standard British English, akin to the “royal “we””.
This usage is even more common in Newcastle than the rest of the UK, often making its way into lots of everyday phrases.
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Why do British say bloody?
Origin. Use of the adjective bloody as a profane intensifier predates the 18th century. Its ultimate origin is unclear, and several hypotheses have been suggested. … The Oxford English Dictionary prefers the theory that it arose from aristocratic rowdies known as “bloods”, hence “bloody drunk” means “drunk as a blood”.
Can we use Ma instead of my?
It is a well-worn argument that people have to be retards to want to type ‘ma’ when ‘my’ requires an equal number of keystrokes, while preserving clarity. I feel that while the physical effort is constant, it is less taxing on the mind to conjure up a mono-syllabic word, which both ‘mah’ and ‘ma’ are indeed.
How do Brits say good morning?
Bore da (bore-eh-dah) – Good Morning. Nos Da – Good Night. Diolch (dee-olch) (“ch” pronounced like gargling water) – Thank you.
How do British say water?
Water = BBC America’s Mind the Gap polled our expat readers and a lot chimed in saying “water” is really hard for Americans to understand when said in a British accent. They don’t even know why! It comes across as “WAH-ta” vs. our “wodder.”
What accent uses me instead of my?
IrishThis is why Liverpool has such a big Irish influence. When it became popular to say ‘me’ instead of ‘my’ in Merseyside in the late 19th century, Liverpudlians settling in Ireland got the Irish used to saying ‘me’ instead of ‘my’. It just spread throughout the whole of Ireland after that.
Why do British people say our?
The “our” is effectively referring to ‘our family’. In the examples given from Keeping Up Appearences, the words are usually being spoken by Rose’s mother or father, and hence “our Rose” would refer to their (joint) daughter.
Do they say lad in Ireland?
The Irish use “lad” and “lass” more often than the Scottish “laddie” or “lassie.” Like the Sctos, however, the Irish will use these terms regardless of age.
Why do Irish say like?
It’s a direct translation from the Irish language and means fun. It is used to ask how things are going, what is the vibe like, or if something is good fun.