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Postby Moerus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:08 pm

Today I say the English version of 'Oliver Twist' on Tv.
And I remarked that they always use the word 'mi' for 'mine' or 'my'.
In 'Keaping up appearences' they do the same.
And we also say 'milady' and sometimes also 'milord'. These words even became famous in frensh.

So, does anyone know if they are dialectical variants? Who do use them?
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Postby Episcopus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:12 pm

Some Irish people, a few people in london, but mostly in northern places of britain. They don't use it instead of the pronoun "mine" however, as "it's mi" would sound the same as the common "it's me" :?

Oliver Twist Quel film!
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Postby Moerus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:17 pm

Ok, thank you. I was just curious to know :D .
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Postby Episcopus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:23 pm

haha I'm not at all an expert though but just speaking from experience!

I am glad that you watch "Keeping Up Appearances" -


"Alright Mrs. Bucket!"
"IT'S BUQUET!!"

Classic :lol:
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Postby Moerus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:26 pm

Episcopus wrote:haha I'm not at all an expert though but just speaking from experience!

I am glad that you watch "Keeping Up Appearances" -


"Alright Mrs. Bucket!"
"IT'S BUQUET!!"

Classic :lol:


They show it on Dutch television also (or should I say 'tele (pronounce telly like they always say)). I think it's marvelous.
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Postby Episcopus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:58 pm

Indeed it is! Tell everyone that British television does beat every one else. Obviously like anywhere there is a whole lot of crap, but some great tv also. Do they show "I'm Alan Partridge"? Or maybe it's too new, for keeping up appearances is quite old.
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Postby Moerus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:18 pm

Never heard of 'I'm Alan Partridge'. I don't doubt it must be good. Maybe they will show that in the futere on tv too. It's a shame they don't do it now.
But what are we gonna do about it?
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Postby Episcopus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:33 pm

If you think Keeping Up Appearances is good, wait until you see Partridge! Aha!
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Postby Keesa » Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:28 pm

Episcopus wrote:Tell everyone that British television does beat every one else.


British television does beat everyone else.

At least everone else that I watch. I can only compare what I see of British television with what I see of American television.

No contest.

PBS shows the "BritComs" every Saturday night, and we love watching them. And Mobile Masterpiece Theater is always showing BBC productions. Fabulous!

"Good Neighbors" is hilarious. "As Time Goes By" is also funny..."To the Manor Born" is my favorite, I think. (Alas, APT no longer shows that one.) And I can quote most of Keeping up Appearances by memory.
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