Smith by Andrew Pilcher

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  1. runar

    runar said, almost 2 years ago

    Is Jones Canadian (or a Yooper)?

  2. Andrew Pilcher

    Andrew Pilcher GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    No, if she’s got any sort of accent, it would be Estuary English. She’d be pronouncing ‘Eh?’ as ‘A’ – as in the letter ‘A’.

  3. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Jones may end up with a lump of coal if she doesn’t stop asking Smith what he got her.

  4. Mountaingreenery

    Mountaingreenery said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dry and Dusty

    A lump of coal would be suitable for naughty Jones, especially after her chimney caper.

  5. runar

    runar said, almost 2 years ago

    Where is Estuary English spoken, may I ask? I studied under one of the foremost British grammarians (Dr. Sidney Greenbaum, one of the authors of A Grammar of Contemporary English) but we never delved into dialectology.

  6. Mountaingreenery

    Mountaingreenery said, almost 2 years ago

    @runar

    The estuary referred to is the Thames estuary. It ‘’s an accent heard around London and South East counties. It is difficult for me to describe, it’s a bit like Cockney.

  7. Andrew Pilcher

    Andrew Pilcher GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Tony Blair speaks Estuary English. It’s a mixture of BBC received pronunciation and Cockney I suppose. I think the dictionary definition of the accent is Damon Albarn from Blur.

  8. Andrew Pilcher

    Andrew Pilcher GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I think Estuary English is a pretty recent development – it was only noticed by academics about fifteen years ago.

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