[Dixielandjazz] T'ain't or Tain't or Taint. Definitely notOKOM

PATRICK LADD pj.ladd at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 13 08:57:48 PST 2005

 What dialect of English is "yur, thees aint never bin no wur, ast?">>

Hi Steve,

There seems to be an inordinate amount of interest in this. Is it quiet out 
there at the moment?

So I reply,
Why zur, `tis Witshire. Like what proper Englishmen do speek" Acker Bilk 
talks like that. He is from  Somerset actually but only just across the 
. I also add these other gems.

`Ox un over yer then, ut?"

This is a call made by a football (soccer) player who wishes a team member 
to pass the ball to him.
Literally. `Kick the ball to me then, if you please`

Thee castn`t see as good thee cust, cast?`

Translation. `You cannot see as well as you once could, can you?`

Unfortunately there are few left now who understand the old dialect `Cus 
they all bin and got posh see, enum?



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