Thursday, November 8, 2012

Release Party Day 4- What Did You Say????


Welcome back to the 2nd half of my Sunderland Dialect Game for the Fractured Paradise Release Party! Did you get a chance to play this morning? If so, have you checked the answers?



The directions are the same as before. I've given you words or phrases from my Sunderland relatives as they speak them. Your job is to "translate" them to American English. You can translate as many or as few as you wish. Just leave your guesses in the comments section. I'll give you the answers around midnight!
THANKS FOR PLAYING!

11. "Wee said that, like?"
WHO SAID THAT?

12. "Where yae gawn tee?"
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

13. carnt- In American English, this word has an apostrophe in it and fewer letters
CAN'T

14. hinny- My grandfather often called my grandmother this.
SWEETHEART/LOVE/A TERM OF ENDEARMENT

15. canny lass- Girls, we'd all be happy with this description of us.
GOOD LASS
(This is Penshaw Monument, Sunderland)
16. chatties- A food I LOVE
POTATOES

17. "Shut your gob."
SHUT YOUR MOUTH

18. bullets- Most of the time you can't get these out of a little kid's hand.
SWEETS/HARD CANDY

19. lugholes- We all, men, women and children, have two of them.
EARS

20. claes- Most of us wouldn't be caught dead out in public without them.
CLOTHES

Okay, there you go! I look forward to your translations!

Remember to leave comments on any posts this week! Saturday I'll be choosing the winner from all the comments from the week. And tonight I'll choose today's winner from everyone who plays the game!

9 comments:

  1. I'll have a go :)

    12. Where are you going to?
    13. can't
    17. Shut your mouth.

    That's about as far as I got and I live in England. LOL

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  2. This is fun, Alexa!
    11. Little one said that, yes?
    12. Where are you going to?
    13. Can't
    14. Honey
    15. Pretty girl
    16. Cakes
    17. Shut your mouth
    18. Lollipops
    19. Ears
    20. Clothes

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  3. Wow, great guesses! Brenna, I really loved this idea when I first thought of it. Kiru, it just goes to show that even in the same country language varies. Thanks for playing!

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    1. Not sure if they're right, but I tried! It was fun!

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    2. Brenna, having fun is the point, right?

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  4. Shut your gob, I got only one lugholes-Vincent Van Gogh.

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  5. Really enjoyed the game which I came too late to play fairly.

    Interesting read. Best of luck on your current release. Here's to the gift of blarney on the next work, fame, and fortune ahead. jean

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