A pitchfork-wielding brute? You could (and I imagine some brave scholar has) write volumes about the diversity of Scottish English dialects, but for now, we’ll focus on Standard Scottish English, or SSE. Laden with remnants of Old English, you’ll find the definite article “the” in short supply here. The West Country, which comprises the counties Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Bristol, is famous for its apple orchards and strong cider. of or relating to Liverpool in the United Kingdom. “I can’t do it!” therefore becomes I cannae do i’! Here, “young men” are overwhelmingly lads and “young women” are indisputably lasses, “right” is reet (in this case meaning “very”) and owt (something) is always better than nowt (nothing). Well, at the time the English were going around colonizing their neighbors, they tried their best to linguistically subjugate the Welsh, who had (and still have) their own thriving Celtic language. But what does West Country sound like? Wodehouse. In the interests of intercultural communication and fewer bar brawls, we took on the task of enlightening the world about the eccentricities of British pronunciation. He has translated many strange and wonderful literary works into English, and is now striving to extend the time he can hold his breath underwater without thinking anything in any language. Scouse (colloquial) Liver; Translations . and to respond with “Oh I be pert viddy, me boody” (Oh I’m very well, my friend). In short, he’s using. (I don’t know!) How and why, do you ask? British English: The Top 50 Most Beautiful British Insults, British Slang: Your Guide to British Police Slang for the Telly Watcher, British Slang: Tea Time – British Words for Tea and Tea Related Culture, ltimate List of Funny British Place Names, Anglotopia’s Grand Adventure – Land’s End to John O’Groats, Anglotopia’s Dictionary of British English: Brit Slang from A to Zed. The problem is, he seems to be trying to communicate in some weird code. and to respond with, What do you get when you cross a Saxon with a Viking? (Great, isn’t it?!). A Scot might say. All Rights Reserved. Not convinced? Weird British Interpretations of American Food, Brit Languages: Ten Welsh Language Insults, A Brit Back Home: The Tea Travesty on Twitter, AC/DC release new single, confirm details about their comeback album, Eating British in America: The Joys of Cider, Led Zeppelin finally, definitively, win the “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism case, Anglophile Alert: British Airways Heavily Discounts Bookings Made With Avios Miles for 2021 Travel, Top 10 Britain: Top Ten Things to See in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, Gangs of London: Ten Interesting Facts About the Kray Twins, Billie Eilish unveils the video for “No Time To Die.”, Anglotopia Announcement: Introducing The New Full-Color 101 London Travel Tips 2nd Edition, Ultimate List of Funny British Place Names, Our Love Affair with Shaftesbury Dorset Explained, Brit Telly 101: Understanding British Police Ranks, Finding Downton: Our Journey to Highclere Castle, Titanic: 10 Famous People Who Died On The Titanic, 33 British Slang Words and Phrases You’ll Want to Start Using Regularly Today Because They’re Awesome, The Monarchs: Richard II – The Tragic Boy King, Great Events in British History: Operation Chastise – The Dambusters Raid, Cadgwith: A Photo Essay – Exploring a Perfect Cornish Seaside Village, The Life of a Queen: The Coronation of Elizabeth II, Great British Icons: The Hawker Hurricane. in other parts of England. Well, at the time the English were going around colonizing their neighbors, they tried their best to linguistically subjugate the Welsh, who had (and still have) their own thriving Celtic language, Cymraeg (a.k.a. Want to impress your friends by learning how to speak genuine scouse like a true Liverpudlian? (How are you, handsome person?) Liverpudlian (not comparable) Of or relating to Liverpool in the United Kingdom. I'm from Vietnam and have lived in the USA for 7 years so guess I have a Vietnamese/American accent. Let's talk about British Food! Here's an overview of 8 regional varieties of British English. For example, the slight trill of the R-sound — something Standard British English doesn’t have. If you’re keen to bone up on your Oxford English, you can either watch reruns of the Queen’s annual Christmas address or — more entertainingly — read the classic. Liverpudlians call people from the areas surrounding Liverpool wools or woolly backs, for example. Three phonetic indicators of BRP are 1) the clear pronunciation of the letter H at the beginning of words such as “hat” and “hamper,” 2) the inaudible R in words such as “car” and “heart,” and 3) the long vowels, which require an incredibly high palate (try saying “darling” and “oh” with your mouth wide open like you’re at the dentist).