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(Daily Mail)   Last speaker of rare Scots dialect passes away, meaning no one alive can understand it, just like before   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 42
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2012-10-06 09:51:31 AM
Something about matching seatback covers in periwinkle blue?

/joking aside, that's sad
 
2012-10-06 09:52:09 AM
www.limpfish.com
 
2012-10-06 09:55:43 AM
I thought the pre-requisite to speaking Scottish was that you had to be drunk?
 
2012-10-06 09:59:17 AM
That skilbygelk jinny muck took my beetyach and threw it in the greengaw. I'd give her a paykeen, but I'm a moppach naushin and feel fyown. Ablach.
 
2012-10-06 10:00:17 AM

LegacyDL: I thought the pre-requisite to speaking Scottish was that you had to be drunk?


That's more of a chicken vs the egg kind of situation.
 
2012-10-06 10:00:34 AM
The future of Scotland:

www.seoibiza.com
 
2012-10-06 10:01:22 AM
obligatory Burnistoun skit: Link
 
2012-10-06 10:02:12 AM

aerojockey: That skilbygelk jinny muck took my beetyach and threw it in the greengaw. I'd give her a paykeen, but I'm a moppach naushin and feel fyown. Ablach.


Ablach roosky naushin indeed.
 
2012-10-06 10:02:34 AM
Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
and I cried, cried, cried...
 
2012-10-06 10:11:50 AM
When the last speaker of European American Vernacular English (a.k.a. honkybonics) passes away the rest of the world will declare a holiday.

Therefore, certainly, China must be destroyed.
 
2012-10-06 10:18:38 AM
libertyledger.com

Lowers dipstick to half staff
 
2012-10-06 10:19:12 AM
 
2012-10-06 10:24:03 AM
It'll be a sad, sad day when the only native speaker of Connery passes.
 
2012-10-06 10:40:23 AM
Damn and blast. Now I'll never know what Robert Burns' Address To A Haggis means. Some friends and I have attempted to race puddings but were unable to find a chieftain to preside and it all went wrong.
 
2012-10-06 10:59:46 AM
I clicked the link and got a bunch of chimpanzee pics. "cruel subby" was my first thought.
 
2012-10-06 11:07:01 AM

WorkingInParadise: Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
and I cried, cried, cried...


pink floyd?
 
2012-10-06 11:08:49 AM
i.ytimg.com 

"Gaelic was actually a very highly evolved form of medieval homosexual patois."
 
2012-10-06 11:12:04 AM
Looking at some of the words...it seems more like an association thing...although I had to chuckle at Roosky being 'Dirty', watch out for dem Commies!!!1eleventyone
 
2012-10-06 11:12:55 AM

rocketpants: obligatory Burnistoun skit: Link


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.

/Eleven
 
2012-10-06 11:15:27 AM
a.espncdn.com
RIP Antonio Cromartie
 
2012-10-06 11:19:08 AM

WorkingInParadise: Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
and I cried, cried, cried...


Can I have fifty pounds to mend the shed?
 
2012-10-06 11:22:24 AM
"Check me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they're gonna lock me up and throw away the key... "
 
2012-10-06 11:29:05 AM
I can relate. My parents were native speakers of the dialect spoken in the Novara province of Italy, itself a mix of the languages of Piemonte and Lombardia. Today, I find myself to be the only person within a large distance of my Canadian home who can fully understand Novarese, Piemontese, and Lombardese. Even in Italy, the number of speakers of those dialects and languages keeps getting smaller and smaller.
 
2012-10-06 11:41:08 AM
He's not dead, just trapped in a transporter buffer...

sharetv.org
 
2012-10-06 11:43:03 AM
"as goes our language, so goes our identity"
 
2012-10-06 11:45:51 AM

Anal Tobacco Furnace: WorkingInParadise: Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
and I cried, cried, cried...

pink floyd?


Ummagumma. I got it in the $1 bin, notch in the cover. It's an obsure album, you've probably never heard of it... :)
I had to Google the lyrics, though.
 
2012-10-06 11:48:16 AM

whither_apophis: WorkingInParadise: Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
and I cried, cried, cried...

Can I have fifty pounds to mend the shed?


Somewhere in the distance, a cat explodes.
 
2012-10-06 11:52:47 AM
No TRUE Scotsman, blah blah blah......
 
2012-10-06 12:35:58 PM

WorkingInParadise: Anal Tobacco Furnace: WorkingInParadise: Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
and I cried, cried, cried...

pink floyd?

Ummagumma. I got it in the $1 bin, notch in the cover. It's an obsure album, you've probably never heard of it... :)
I had to Google the lyrics, though.


Obscure now, perhaps. They used to play that on the radio when I was a kid.
 
2012-10-06 01:25:34 PM

FlippityFlap: No TRUE Scotsman, blah blah blah......


I guess he would have been the last true Scotman.
 
2012-10-06 01:34:14 PM

LegacyDL: I thought the pre-requisite to speaking Scottish was that you had to be drunk?


Judging from the Cromarty dictionary in the article, well over half their language consisted of words for being dirty or drunk. So you may be onto something there.
 
2012-10-06 01:44:36 PM
i627.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-06 01:53:04 PM
I think I may preserve "haffleen", as it manages to convey "witless" without an actual requirement to understand the word.

Ye great haffleen.
 
2012-10-06 02:23:46 PM
they died a long, long time ago subby

home.comcast.net
 
2012-10-06 02:45:21 PM

NaptownBoss: "as goes our language, so goes our identity"


Yet, when Quebecers take actions to defend theirs, Fark explodes in a fit of Quebec-bashing by all the unilingual language experts.
 
2012-10-06 03:11:17 PM

capt.hollister: NaptownBoss: "as goes our language, so goes our identity"

Yet, when Quebecers take actions to defend theirs, Fark explodes in a fit of Quebec-bashing by all the unilingual language experts.


That's not what I see. The minority of citizens in Quebec who are lango-nazi obnoxious pricks get made fun of. I doubt many farker/farkettes has a real problem with keeping French the primary language in Quebec.

However, with this mans death came the last time that very old dialect is ever spoken. That's noteworthy at least, I find it to be a somber reminder of our own mortality.
 
2012-10-06 04:24:39 PM
Well sounds like a good excuse to down a quart of fine single malt, not that one needs a good excuse to do so.
 
2012-10-06 05:29:43 PM
If we can't get them out, we'll breed them out.
 
2012-10-06 06:31:28 PM
Dedmon:

I doubt many farker/farkettes has a real problem with keeping French the primary language in Quebec.

I'm all for keeping French primary in Quebec. And whatever the Quebecois are talking too.

Balmerese, my native dialect, has been endangered for decades; the few native speakers remaining are at least 80 by now.
 
2012-10-06 09:27:47 PM
Stories like this make me sad. I don't want to live in a world where everyone is the same.
 
2012-10-07 12:27:26 AM

Dedmon: capt.hollister: NaptownBoss: "as goes our language, so goes our identity"

Yet, when Quebecers take actions to defend theirs, Fark explodes in a fit of Quebec-bashing by all the unilingual language experts.

That's not what I see. The minority of citizens in Quebec who are lango-nazi obnoxious pricks get made fun of. I doubt many farker/farkettes has a real problem with keeping French the primary language in Quebec.

However, with this mans death came the last time that very old dialect is ever spoken. That's noteworthy at least, I find it to be a somber reminder of our own mortality.


Sure. People who vigorously defend their language and culture against the surrounding majority are lango-nazi obnoxious pricks, those who don't make the news when they die as the last native speakers of their language
 
2012-10-07 02:05:31 AM
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R.I.P. Boss Hogg
 
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