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5.0 out of 5 stars Praise for an essential guide to a dying language, 12 Aug. 1999
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This review is from: Larn Yersel' Geordie (Paperback)
Scott Dobson's essential guide to comprehension of one of the most elite languages in the modern world is without compare. Phrases such as "Has anyone anyone," often abbreviated to "gizatab" speak volumes for the evolution of this pearl among languages. Other phrases, such as "Wor gran wuz gannin tappy-lappy doon the lonnen whan she couped hor creels", bear within them such evocative poetry, that they bring to mind the nordic sagas from which Geordie grew. Mr. Dobson deserves the Nobel Prize for his contribution to basic human understanding. How else could we, mere mortals hope to understand the textual intricacies of such romantic tales as those of Geordie Broon from Bedlington? For example, Geordie Broon from Belinton brok his leg at work. The Doctor, who wuz english and couldn't taak proper kem to see yim and asked "Well George my good man, can you walk yet?" To which the stalwart Geordie replied, "Work? Ah cannat even walk yet, nivver mind work!" I rest my case: what more need be said? Scott Dobson, - GENIUS!
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2012 14:44:40 GMT
ALAN BOWMAN says:
I remember readin this book donkeys ago ;-) and am awfie glad that others kinda preciate the lingo fra the Toon . Must buy a copy for ol times sake !!!
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