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From: Ray Hennessy <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Loons and Quines
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:23:00 +0000
On 24 February 2012 11:11, Pat Carson <> wrote:
> Glad you liked it! As a Dundonian, the Aberdeen dialect absolutely baffled
> me when I first arrived as a 17-year-old student. But I spent three happy
> years there and - by the end - was beginning to understand SOME of what the
> locals said!!
Thanks for the link, Pat. It's magic.
Many years ago a friend sent us a video tape of the Toyshop episode and we
have shown it to dozens of our southern friends & acquaintances who
couldn't believe that the north east had a different language not just a
strong local accent. Of course video tape is so 20th century and you can't
play them nowadays so having the Youtube link is brilliant.