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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2009
After aquiring this book you will be able to get to know the aireal, go to Asdal in your Cortinal with your girlfriend Emmal and her friend Glorial, and buy some Tial Marial. You could even see the Gert Britain and see the fig red! Read it out to your partner with an exaggerated Somerset accent and you will enjoy hours of fun. Trust me...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2009
if you are living in bristol or just planning to visit this beek is a great read!
Its informative AND funny.
A great gift for xmas!!
JJ
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I've lived not far from Bristol for around forty eight years and still discovering dialect but I think I've mastered it now.
Unless you can emulate the inflections needed fo the phrases it will be difficult to read but I love it.
My first copy was "Krek Waiters Peak Bristle" years ago and cost me thirty three pence brand new, then I got "Son of Bristle" that was long before computers were on sale. Now I know how to say "Snans" and Lornce Wessn", they are two desirable residential areals in Bristle. I don't think real Bristolians like it but Oi lurves it moy babbie... gert lush this un give ee a try.
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on 27 June 2014
I've read the majority of Derek Robinson's novels, so I'm more than acquainted with his humour! However, this series of Bristol based books won't be for everyone, as the humour is particular to the location and his phrasing (even for an imaginative person), is not easy to decipher!
Unless you're from the West Country, or prepared to think with a West Country accent (and even then), this will be a "hard read" (not that it's not funny).
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on 20 January 2014
I bought this as a used book and was surprised to find what good condition the book was in.
I originate from Bristol and had this book before but it's been mislaid hence another copy.
I can't even get past the first page because I laugh so much until tears fall from my eyes.
I love this book....it's hilarious.....but then its Bristolian!
Very highly recommended.
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on 1 April 2014
People in the city have a penchant for adding Ls to the ends of words and have a delightful Cider With Rosie burr which makes you want a chilled pint on a warm summer's day.

This is a guide to some of the wonderful West Country words and phrases such as.

"I got me bananawls down Asdawl"
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on 10 December 2013
I used to live near Bristol and reading this has brought back so many memories. You read aloud the words and phrases as Derek Robinson has written them ... then wait for the light-bulb moments when you realise what they mean in "Bristle" speak.
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on 9 June 2013
I bought this book for someone moving to Bristol. As a Bristolian myself I know how difficult a broad Bristol accent is to understand. This book won't translate it all for you but will make you smile! A good bit of fun.
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on 3 March 2014
Absolutely loved it. Had me falling about in stitches! A "must" for anyone who lives, works or has ever lived or worked with true Bristolians..
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on 25 December 2013
An excellent book,full of humour and wit.As a Bristolion I can now understand what Ime saying! and so can my family...joking apart it was a good read
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