Everyone needs a little Strine Edjercashun
A stranger in a strange land. The only person in the Salt Lake Valley without an accent.
Sometimes I think I exist in a bubble (people know I'm speaking but they do not comprehend). Dragon Naturally Speaking produces fiendish results, making fun of me, as it types my speech - accent and all. Editing is a must, and a chore.
My wife thinks I am getting better, perhaps, with her attempts to convert me to American idiom and pronunciation.She is of the opinion that I am only partly trainable.
I still ask for lifts and boots and bonnets and shopping trolleys. The ground floor is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor, and aluminium starts AL-U-MIN.
With age I guess I have become resistant to change - but I am trying. After all, good communication is helpful.
In the interests of international cooperation I have included for you a short tutorial on Strine as she is spoke. Further lessons could include slang designed to make Strine more difficult.
Master this exercise and you would be accepted as a local, Mate.
Owzat – Did I do good?
Afferbeck lauder – alphabetical order
Sabewdy, mate – it’s really great, mate
Javagdwegend – Did you have a good weekend
Sorite, eh – it really is OK
Icepick Strine – I speak Australian
Let stalk strine - Really confuse the rest of them
With air chew – all by myself
Nose tone unturned - using all possibilities
Fraffly suite – Way overdone
Eye level archplaydevoisters - I’ll have a large plate of oysters
Emma Chissit – How much does it cost
Whine cher commenoveren avtee – When are you coming over for an evening meal
Jeer that noise? Wodger reckenitiz? Dunno but scettin lairder. – Did you hear that noise, what do you think it is? I don’t know but it’s getting louder.
Esza repbairg – He’s an idiot (He’s a ratbag)
Eedidit without retrine – He did it without really trying
Sgone bung - It won’t work anymore
Dismal Guernsey – Decimal currency