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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by treegod » 11 Oct 2011, 11:49

Yes, but I only bring out "owight" on special occasions...

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Mountainheart » 11 Oct 2011, 12:01

treegod wrote:Yes, but I only bring out "owight" on special occasions...
There's nowt wrong with a bit of "owight" on special occasions...

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Bracken » 11 Oct 2011, 12:05

Hahahahaha. So funny.
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by treegod » 11 Oct 2011, 12:20

My grandma, born and raised in Brighton was sent up to Yorkshire as a child evacuee during the war; she came back saying things like "ecky thump!" and "by 'eck". :grin:

This thread has gone off the rails a bit... :whistle:

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by DaRC » 11 Oct 2011, 12:38

Terry Garoghan('s last bus to Whitehawk)
I had to look that up and I'm local, but never listen to local radio...
and as to some Barrymore-esque accent <shudder>.

I'm not sure where my accent is at the moment I think it's mostly reverted to a Queen's english with a mix between the sussex burr with a smattering of sarf lundun.
Although it has been through Ozzie Strine and Texas drawl phases

For a proper Sussex accent listen to 'Ouses 'Ouses 'Ouses here : http://imaginedvillage.com/releases/
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Merlyn » 12 Oct 2011, 22:35

Aside the obvious triangle shape, the two symbols mean totally different things to me, one: the AWEN, with three points of inspiration, the rays of past present and future, and the ascending circles of abred, is completely spiritual.
The pyramid is a four sided structure aligned to Orion, and a foundational alignment to astrological aspirations. The use of it to denote the foundational ideas and single overseeing eye points to monotheism and the fact it is printed on a debt note has meaning all it's own: capitalism.

My 2cents anyway :wink:
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Bracken » 13 Oct 2011, 01:30

Yes, Merlin. But what do you call THESE?
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by DJ Droood » 13 Oct 2011, 02:14

Bracken wrote:Yes, Merlin. But what do you call THESE?

English muffins.

Very popular at coffee places in NA for breakfast...sandwich-style with egg, cheese and often salted pig flesh.

Not to be confused with the muffins.

Or the corollary, muffin tops


And am I missing something? Although the speculation is interesting, what does it have to do with skeptical inquiry? Is anyone claiming these are ancient symbols? Nothing to be skeptical about here, folks...go back to your homes.
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by treegod » 13 Oct 2011, 21:39

DaRC wrote:I'm not sure where my accent is at the moment I think it's mostly reverted to a Queen's english with a mix between the sussex burr with a smattering of sarf lundun.
I've got a fairly Estuary accent which swings between sarf lundun and the Queen's English, depending on my mood lol. Might have traces of Sussex, but I haven't noticed. I do come from London-by-Sea, Brighton - well, Hove actually.

Used to know a couple of old gentlemen with proper Sussex accents, but it's not something I've heard in younger generations.

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by DaRC » 14 Oct 2011, 12:20

well, Hove actually.
Always good to see an old joke blinking in the light of day :grin:

I still come across the occasional old feller with a Sussex accent but like you, I think it's pretty much died out now.
We're still keeping a couple of dialect words alive though.
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by treegod » 14 Oct 2011, 21:19

You been down the twitten lately? :wink:

(`bout the only Sussex word I was brought up on :-( apart from Stallball :grin: )

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by DaRC » 17 Oct 2011, 10:15

Ahh Stoolball - the root of baseball :wink:

The other main one is bostal, the steep paths / roads that go over the Downs, and fret, as in sea-fret the coastal fogs that appear particularly in summer.
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by treegod » 18 Oct 2011, 12:26

The first time I walked around London it was really weird, it was all too flat! Had to walk up and down the subway stairs a few times to feel normal lol :D

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Reyna » 28 Oct 2011, 23:00

*wants a cool accent/local slang too!*

I live in the most un-accented part of the world, I don't even get a Brooklyn accent or a southern drawl-do Pacific North-westerners have anything special? Other than calling a vase v-ay-s instead of v-aa-z.

*feels so left out*
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by DJ Droood » 28 Oct 2011, 23:41

Reyna wrote:*wants a cool accent/local slang too!*

I live in the most un-accented part of the world, I don't even get a Brooklyn accent or a southern drawl-do Pacific North-westerners have anything special? Other than calling a vase v-ay-s instead of v-aa-z.

*feels so left out*
There seems to be a "sweet spot" in the center of North America that has little or no accent...everyone from there sounds like a CNN news anchor. I am totally unaware of my Eastern Canadian accent until I enter the US and Americans laugh heartily at me in corner stores. "Y'all gotta here this...say 'house' again..."

Here is one..do you say "roooohf" or "ruf" ?
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Reyna » 29 Oct 2011, 03:04

For 'roof' (like the top of a house?) roooooohf

(unless I've had a couple beers-then it would be ruff)
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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Heddwen » 29 Oct 2011, 08:36

I say 'rwff' , but I've just realised that I say a lot of odd things :???: :-)

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Muddy Fox » 29 Oct 2011, 17:15

So do I, think it's time to take a break. Thanks everybody.

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Karl » 29 Oct 2011, 21:08

Circles, triangles, squares, dots, eyes, there are only a finite number of basic image shapes, so many correlations can be found. Personally I see no specific connection. Perhaps someone could jump in with a short history of the Awen logo; at what point did the three ray logo start being used?

However, if I had just watched an episode of Eastenders that would have sounded more like this:
"Surculs, troyahngles, skweres, spots, eyeballs, there bluhdy everywhere, ain't they?! Nah, yer makin' it up mate, I cawnt see nuffin. Anyway, so who'sa cleva dik 'oo drew that Aarwin shape anyway?"
"I knows all about folk songs. Hah! You think you're listenin' to a nice song about- about cuckoos and fiddlers and nightingales and whatnot, and then it turns out to be about - about something else entirely. You can't trust folk songs. They always sneak up on you." - E. Weatherwax

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Re: What do you think about it?

Post by Bracken » 29 Oct 2011, 21:29

Karl wrote:
However, if I had just watched an episode of Eastenders that would have sounded more like this:
"Surculs, troyahngles, skweres, spots, eyeballs, there bluhdy everywhere, ain't they?! Nah, yer makin' it up mate, I cawnt see nuffin. Anyway, so who'sa cleva dik 'oo drew that Aarwin shape anyway?"
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