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Old Oct 3rd 2009, 4:59 am
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Ok Caaaalm down! (scouse accent)
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Old Oct 3rd 2009, 5:43 am
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
Mi hijo Rico dijó
¿Dijó? Que yo sepa, la o no lleva acento.
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Old Oct 3rd 2009, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by agoreira
¿Dijó? Que yo sepa, la o no lleva acento.
yes I know & it's already been pointed out to me


I have no idea why I did that

it was ridiculously early though
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Old Oct 3rd 2009, 6:09 am
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I have no idea why I did that
¡Tierra, trágame! Don´t you just hate it when that happens? I know the feeling well.
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Originally Posted by HBG
I could never pass for Spanish because of my northern European appearance, and it never ceases to surprise me when Spanish people look shocked when I speak to them in Spanish. They just don't expect it
And how are the Spaniards? Do you believe that all the Spaniards are of black or brown hair? Of black or brown eyes? People like Clive Owen, Catherine Zeta Jonnes etc etc etc, they are british, but they are brown or dark eyes, black hair etc etc etc. In comparison with me I would be the northern European

There is of everything, you cannot generalize

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Old Oct 3rd 2009, 7:46 am
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And how are the Spaniards? Do you believe that all the Spaniards are of black or brown hair? Of black or brown eyes? Because these persons (only some examples) they are British, but in comparison with me
following your reasoning, I would be the northern European
What a stupid question.
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Old Oct 3rd 2009, 12:58 pm
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Default Re: Spanish in a british accent

Originally Posted by lynnxa
yes I know & it's already been pointed out to me


I have no idea why I did that

it was ridiculously early though
Don´t worry, I admire and respect brits who really go for the language and take an interest. I am learning French and well, my french friends are supportive but they do take the P...


The only ones I don´t have time for are the ones that have been in Spain a while and think they know it all, language, culture. You know who you are
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Old Oct 3rd 2009, 1:02 pm
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Default Re: Spanish in a british accent

Originally Posted by Relampago
And how are the Spaniards? Do you believe that all the Spaniards are of black or brown hair? Of black or brown eyes? People like Clive Owen, Catherine Zeta Jonnes etc etc etc, they are british, but they are brown or dark eyes, black hair etc etc etc. In comparison with me I would be the northern European

There is of everything, you cannot generalize

Yes you can. By the clothes, the mannerisms. The socks in the sandals..
joke aside, I think you can spot a guiri a mile off. Yes there are exceptions but very few.
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Old Oct 4th 2009, 2:02 am
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Yes you can. By the clothes, the mannerisms. The socks in the sandals..
joke aside, I think you can spot a guiri a mile off. Yes there are exceptions but very few.
It's strange but only yesterday as I walked through Chiclana I was struck by the number of locals who could pass for Brits in the way they were dressed. A large percentage were dressed in shorts and tee shirts complete with US logos, much the same as the relative few Brits and other continentals who were around. Guess we must be an exceptional town.

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It's strange but only yesterday as I walked through Chiclana I was struck by the number of locals who could pass for Brits in the way they were dressed. A large percentage were dressed in shorts and tee shirts complete with US logos, much the same as the relative few Brits and other continentals who were around. Guess we must be an exceptional town.

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I´ll be in Chiclana next weekend so I´ll check out the local fashion scene, down this neck of the woods, real madrid tracksuits are the height of fashion
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The socks in the sandals..
The socks in the sandals, what fashion!
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Old Oct 4th 2009, 5:16 am
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The socks in the sandals, what fashion!
It is a tradition in the UK that Intellectuals wear sandals and brown woollen socks in the summer and walk into doors as they wander up and down corridors thinking deep thoughts. Mathematicians are the worst, as nothing they think about has any relevance to the real world and by the time they reach their mid twenties they are burnt out.

No doubt they are the same in Spain.

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Old Oct 4th 2009, 5:26 am
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I watched a big, fat, elderly couple dressed in tight grey shorts, identical Hawain shirts, and, unbelievably, black socks and flip flops. They were walking past a line of bars looking inside and at the menus to decide which one to enter.

The group I was with was terrified and a barmaid and waitress ducked under the counter. When the couple went into an adjoining bar, there was a huge sigh of relief.

An hour later the couple appeared in the doorway of our place and I called for a taxi to take me home.
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Old Oct 4th 2009, 5:28 am
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It is a tradition in the UK that Intellectuals wear sandals and brown woollen socks in the summer
Very true. I always wear the sandals and brown woolen socks combo.
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Originally Posted by HBG
I watched a big, fat, elderly couple dressed in tight grey shorts, identical Hawain shirts, and, unbelievably, black socks and flip flops. They were walking past a line of bars looking inside and at the menus to decide which one to enter.

The group I was with was terrified and a barmaid and waitress ducked under the counter. When the couple went into an adjoining bar, there was a huge sigh of relief.

An hour later the couple appeared in the doorway of our place and I called for a taxi to take me home.
What's the betting they are members of this forum?
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