Spelling by TTS,

Started by: bentlegs (4805)

TTS, i know you are no mug & i like to read your post but one thing gets up my nose, why do you spell YOU as YOO + other words, please speak English.

Started: 24th Mar 2022 at 11:44

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9670)


That is a good question, and I think it comes down to the fact that languages, have different dialects, and these tend to be area specific, and not just dialects, in different parts of the country, words will have different meanings too, and then there is the question of accents, so if you want to put across in writing, how the word is pronounced in your local dialect, and how it sounds in your own accent, you can do that by altering the spelling, and for example, if you go towards Chorley, and from say Adlington onwards there is a pronounced 'R' in the sound of the local accent, and especially in Northeast Lancashire, the R's literally roll off the tongues of local people, so if someone from Chorley, is telling people that they come from Chorley, they will pronounce it has ChoRRRley, they will emphasise the R in Chorley.

In Wigan, each area has its own accent, so all I can say is that when I am saying the word you, I put more of an who in it, and the only way I can put that across in writing, is using oo rather than repeating a letter, it is just the way I speak, and when I was younger and at college I was much better spoken that I am now, I would have not dreamed of emphasising an who, think of the ad for Typhoo Tea, in which they say they put the whoo in Typhoo

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 13:09

Posted by: tomplum (9146) 

I think it adds a bit of comedy and gives tommy Tee a signature, I also yooose it as Well along with Tonkers signature, Liaaaaake,

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 15:11

Posted by: broady (18187) 

There yoo go. A nice strait forwart anser.

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 16:24

Posted by: jo anne (34128) 

I like TTS’s style as well, it’s quirky!

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 16:29

Posted by: Platty (1345)

Yes, TTS is fun. Poor bentlegs, no-one on his side.

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 20:07

Posted by: momac (12012) 

I like him,there's never any malice in his posts.

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 20:38

Posted by: bentlegs (4805)

Well TTS so be it,i will have to get used tooo it.

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 09:47

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Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 12:07

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Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 13:23

Posted by: tomplum (9146) 

TTS has made his mark, there yoosed to be To, Too Two and 2 , Now there is a added toooo, Which is yooniversal, It fitsALL,

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 21:45

Posted by: ena malcup (1120) 

not to mention tutu.

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 22:17


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