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'Pride and Prejudice' used 'our mother' then it modernised it to avoid a jarring effect
yep, thats what i figured, didnt work though, i remember it cuz the expression sounded very odd coming out of a middle class home counties woman, even if she was from the early 1800s.
do other countries, english speaking or otherwise have such a finely tuned class/education/region ear? i can place a mancunian to a square mile usually, sometimes to within a few streets. north west by borough and every one else i can make a fair guess at region, upbringing etc. i think this is pretty normal for an english person, and almost totally unconscious. what do you lot think?
Entire Thread Subject Posted By Posted Only in England ... Capfka 03/14/04 07:33 PM Re: Only in England ... Buffalo Shrdlu 03/14/04 09:07 PM Re: Only in England ... Kupatchka 03/14/04 09:08 PM Re: Whose? ... Ours, prolly Capfka 03/14/04 09:19 PM Re: Whose? ... Ours, prolly Kupatchka 03/14/04 09:49 PM Re: Whose? ... Ours, prolly Capfka 03/14/04 11:41 PM Re: Whose? ... Ours, prolly dodyskin 03/15/04 04:37 PM Re: Whose? ... Ours, prolly Jenet 04/19/04 06:48 AM Re: Whose? ... Ours, prolly dodyskin 04/19/04 10:59 AM Re: Whose? ... Ours, prolly Jackie 04/20/04 02:05 AM Re: Only in England ... Bingley 03/16/04 07:48 AM Re: Only in England ... Sparteye 04/19/04 12:03 AM Re: Only in England ... sjmaxq 04/19/04 03:22 AM
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