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T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
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'Yes you did, Mike. You just said 'perchance.' And yesterday you called me 'my good fellow.' Twice.'
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'Bill, in the country it's a CELLAR not a BASEMENT! I won't come down 'til you use the proper term.'
"That was my horse. He's in a whole passel of trouble, and I gotta go."
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'With China's growing influence in the world, we need someone to learn all of her languages and dialects by next year.'
Big Tex Silver Saddle Restaurant advertises 'BBQ, $10, Chatter in a Vanishing Regional Dialect $1.00 Extra.'
'Aye up. . . I've has an Ebygum mail.'
Scouse For Beginners
T. S. Eliot Meets Beavis And Butthead
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Yorkshireman at desk. Trays read: IN, NOWT.
"I'm doing a survey of regional speech, and I was wondering if the folks around here have some special words for net-asst value, arbitrage and general equity fund."
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"It's a faithful adaptation of the book, but I'm thrown off by the director's decision to go with Philly accents."
Gangster Studying Gangster-English Dictionary
Yorkshire man sits at computer, screen reads; eBay gum.
"So I'm like, doesn't anyone speak proper English any more?"
Screen reads: 'The Stammerer's Society. Visit our website: www ... w ... ww ... ww ... ww'
'You've got with drawl symptoms. I'm afraid you're...a southerner.'
'Dinna play golf in your kilt.'
'What's the problem? Look, it's easy to learn foreign languages!'
Deep South: Dixie All Ya All Can Eat Buffet
OM, SWEET OM
'Quaint Ye Olde Diner,' with a sign 'Mom's home cooked meal, $3.50, Colloquial Native Chatter $1.00 extra.'