Tuesday, January 27, 2009

You've got a Brrrrgrrr?

I have a colleague with a really strong Scottish accent.

Last week I brought in a burger from the sandwich shop next door. The Scottish colleague said:

You've got a brrrgrrr?


On seeing my brrrgrrr, she proceeded to buy her own brrrgrrr.

15 comments:

Jonathan Hunt said...

Och

Celestial Fundie said...

Yeah.

Anonymous said...

Sunds like me - a westprussian - having a talk with a bavarian ;-)
Greetings,
MAE

Celestial Fundie said...

Has Prussia not been written off the map? Is there any such place any more?

Anonymous said...

Prussia as a kingdom was much greater than the state of prussia, wich has been erased from the map after WWII, look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ac.prussiamap3.gif
Theese parts of modern Germany were parts of Prussia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Germany_former_prussian_lander.png

Celestial Fundie said...

Are you a proud Prussian?

GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME said...

The Scottish accent is quite nice when it is soft -

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=_hs9RymnDWM&eurl=http://sacredscotchsolos.blogspot.com/

It's when you get it raw. It gets a bit rough then. My cousin from Northern Ireland (who, himself, had an Ulster Scots accent) married a "wee lass" frae Aberdeen direction and brought her to meet our family. Every time she spoke to us (in Aberdeen English) every head looked to my cousin for a translation.

Far fa' ye, freen!

Celestial Fundie said...

This was not such a soft accent.

GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME said...

The word "soft" is relative. Succiehall Street on a Saturday nicht might put things intae perspective.

:o)

Ragrds,

Anonymous said...

Wich prussian would not be a proud prussian? ;-)
The problem is, prussia is most known for it's military, especially after the missuse of the prussian military and police by Hitler and Goering. Most people therefore don't know, that prussia was one of the most modern, industrialised states in the german Empire. For example, Prussia was the first german state, that made schooleducation regular and a legal obligation for every child, so parents had to send their children to school, not to work.

Antonio said...

Matt!

I miss you on the blogs!

I need you to be my ally. You need to come and help me in my new series on my blog.

BTW, did you read my one on "A Descriptive Statement with a Syllogistic Proposition" something like that?

I miss you...

Celestial Fundie said...

Antonio, I only have internet at work. I'll see what I can do.

Celestial Fundie said...

Mae (I assume; you did not sign your name), good for you.

I am very interested in Prussian history. I think Prussia made a great contribution to the culture of Europe.

Anonymous said...

Hi CFun,
sorry, fortgot to sign. (I was in a hurry.) Thanks for seeing the god points in prussian history.
I hope, everything goes god for you at work and at your new home.
Greetings,
MAE
BTW - Have a look:
http://www.preussen.de/en/heute.html

Celestial Fundie said...

Car is giving me grief, but the job is going really well, thanks. I am really glad to bve working in drugs services.