PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11502 posts, RR: 62 Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
It think the split might be occurring already, certainly in social terms, if not in appearance.
Quote: The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.
The latter already exists - they come from Birmingham
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1337 times:
Quoting Banco (Reply 16): I note that Brummies appear to have improved their English language skills...
One does, what one must..... I am a proud Canadian with the unfortunate accident of my birthplace haunting me forever. Therefore, I am no longer considered a Brummie. But being related to several including my parents, still forces me to stick up for them when such a libellous attack is launched by Plymspotter.
WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
Quoting Banco (Reply 18): I can't even begin to imagine the train-wreck that must be your accent.
Banco I don't have one, I speak middle Canadian. It comes from a lot of moving around as a youngster, the pictish coast, the land of the dragon, central Canada, western Canada. Then joining the military and working with every canadian accent you can think of, and living and working in every region of the country for 28+ years. But get me drunk or expose me to a distinct accent for a day or two and you won't understand me.
Clearly anyone who has spent any time in a Pictish area is automatically infected. As it is impossible to know the duration of his exposure to Pictishness, quarantine will not be of any use. In such cases, rapid and painful euthenasia is indicated.
Which prompts me to repeat a story I think I've put on here before about the Dudley family who told me once about the French au pair who stayed with them for a year. I swear this is word for word what they said:
"'Er were spoikin' poifect Inglish when 'er waint 'ome"
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.