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Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for September 19, 2013

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 8 years ago

    Good show, m’lady Holly!

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    i_am_the_jam  over 8 years ago

    Any British people here to confirm/refute this? :D :D :D

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    slug_queen  over 8 years ago

    Wait- this is International Talk like a Pirate Day! Not British Accent Day!

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    Strod  over 8 years ago

    Frankly, I think it’s still rude and very disrespectful to call your teacher’s ideas stupid, with or without a British accent.

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    lightenup Premium Member over 8 years ago

    This is fun! Good for the teacher to try and liven it up. As long as they learn something, it doesn’t matter to me what accent they do it in. Hopefully this means they’re studying Shakespeare because it would fit right in.

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    gosfreikempe  over 8 years ago

    Holly, there was no question being asked.

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    sbchamp  over 8 years ago

    “I’m thirty seven!”

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    sjsczurek  over 8 years ago

    Professor Higgins would chide and chastise Holly for that. Then he would make her open her mouth and insert seven marbles, and then make her recite.

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    Zero-Gabriel  over 8 years ago

    Try speaking like (BBC’s ’Allo ’Allo!) Officer Crabtree with his “fluent” French (accent) and see if you can make out what being said.

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    Piksea Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Not pirate?

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    gocomicsmember  over 8 years ago

    In re. “British accents” and “talking like a pirate”: First, there is no one standard British accent (which was the point of Professor Henry Higgins’s work). A Yorkshire accent is vastly different from the Cockney accent of (one part of) London, just for one comparison. Second, the so-called pirate way of speaking was derived from the local dialect of one seaport area in Britain, so is, by definition, a British accent, though not a high-class one.

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    gocomicsmember  over 8 years ago

    To add, “Yorkshire accent” is itself an oversimplification. I had a friend from Yorkshire assure me that a lot depends on which part of the shire you come from!

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    tbritt99  over 8 years ago

    :D

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    Kathy M T M Premium Member over 8 years ago

    How is it racist? Its just to have some fun while learning. Gads!

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    Kathy M T M Premium Member over 8 years ago

    We have a family friend from Nottingham. It took me a while to be able to understand what he was saying .After I was used to the accent it was no problem until he used slang. O_o

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    Comic Minister Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Hee hee hee!

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    ScretWitch  over 8 years ago

    Really? Pulling the racist card? Might be a bit disrespectful to some Brits, but racist? Um… no.

    Racist is, by definition, “a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.”

    Websters defines it as: “poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race”

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    knottytippet  over 8 years ago

    It’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day” Shiver me timbers!

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    Manga Enthusiast  over 8 years ago

    This is what instructors call a role play.

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    Doctor11  over 8 years ago

    Anything you say, governor!

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    juliapoole Premium Member over 8 years ago

    The REAL issue here is that there’s no such thing as a “British accent”!!!! Great Britain is three countries: England, Scotland, and Wales. Hence there is no “group” or “common” accent. Bloody shame a school teacher wouldn’t know that. (And, yes, I’m British)

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    harebell  over 8 years ago

    Looks like it wasn’t just the class who woke up!

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Thaht’s brilliant!

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    route66paul  over 8 years ago

    The French might have accepted the Irish and the Italians, but the Catholic church in the US is not really serving the European emigrants, they are too busy ministering to the Latin Americans too worry about anyone else. Believe me, The Catholic Church south of the border is much different than the one we grew up in. Many of the Saints just took the place of the old gods, just like in Haiti.

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    juliapoole Premium Member over 8 years ago

    JP Steve: I’m not generally one to split hairs, but I consider it to be highly ignorant to “teach” children incorrectly. How about a 3-minute geography lesson instead? Let me try to put this into perspective (I said “try”). How would Americans feel about being told they have a “CanMex” accent?

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    andynicolson50 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    No such thing as a british accent – there were english, welsh scottish and irish pirates but they spoke with an english, welsh ,scottish or irish accent…..

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