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Thread #47074   Message #700875
Posted By: Ebbie
29-Apr-02 - 10:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: Scots Rhyming Slang???
Subject: RE: BS: Scots Rhyming Slang???
I can answer for at least one American as to comprehending ljc's communications. I don't generally try to decipher one word or syllable at a time- I read it in a flow as though I understood it. And sure enough, I usually understand it! (I enjoy it.)

Like 'nae borrah'; first time I've seen it. To me it sounds like Little John is saying the Scots equivalent of the Spanish 'por nada'- it's 'nothing' or 'no bother'.

Mind you, I could write phonetically in the German dialect I spoke as I was growing up. But 'nay, Ich tzel net sel do'. neener, neener, neener...