Monday, 11 January 2016

Summat, summit and something

I posted this to Facebook in the late evening:

"You can tell when you've lived in an area for a while when you start, without even thinking, picking up the local dialect. An example of this is earlier when I said "summit" in the place of "something", which is common among people from Nottingham and the surrounding regions."

It's unsurprising that "Nottinghamisms" have crept into my vocabulary, given that I've had abundant interaction with the locals since September 2014. It's not just the occasional word that has appeared in my speaking, sometimes pronunciations manifest themselves, such as when I've said "bus" the way people from Nottingham do.

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