Language barrier

Language barrier

Language barrier

First published in Letters by

ENGLISH is a beautiful language, spoken by Shakespeare and Milton to name but two.

It has evolved over the centuries and is probably spoken by more people on earth than any other tongue.

It should therefore be treated with respect and not mangled in any way and to defend it in my small way can I ask, request and perhaps order speakers of this tongue to call Bishopthorpe just that and not Bishy.

At the same time note that the town about 30 miles south of York is Doncaster and not Donny.

Mike Usherwood, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.

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10:31am Sat 26 Jul 14

sheps lad says...

Well said Ushy of Hunty!
Well said Ushy of Hunty! sheps lad
  • Score: 6

10:55am Sat 26 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

As it happens Mr Usherwood, it's generally shortened to "Bishy" in "Bishy Road"
Folk tend to shorten "Bishopthorpe" the village to just "Bish"

"How do you get to Bish? Up Bishy Rd of course."
As it happens Mr Usherwood, it's generally shortened to "Bishy" in "Bishy Road" Folk tend to shorten "Bishopthorpe" the village to just "Bish" "How do you get to Bish? Up Bishy Rd of course." Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 5

3:36pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Also -
Taddy Rd
Scarcy Rd
Becky Lane
Poppy Rd
Heso Lane/Road

What's not to like? :-D
Also - Taddy Rd Scarcy Rd Becky Lane Poppy Rd Heso Lane/Road What's not to like? :-D Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 8

6:41pm Sat 26 Jul 14

last of the mandms says...

Bad news Mike the great mangler of English was Shakespeare (or The Shakester as I prefer to refer).
Bad news Mike the great mangler of English was Shakespeare (or The Shakester as I prefer to refer). last of the mandms
  • Score: 4

9:44pm Sat 26 Jul 14

CaroleBaines says...

If the letter writer knew anything about how language evolved he would not be speaking such nonsense.
If the letter writer knew anything about how language evolved he would not be speaking such nonsense. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 9

12:15am Sun 27 Jul 14

Omega Point says...

I do not like the contraction of university to uni. I suppose two sylabuls are easier to pronounce than five, so people will do it. Silly letter really
I do not like the contraction of university to uni. I suppose two sylabuls are easier to pronounce than five, so people will do it. Silly letter really Omega Point
  • Score: 1

7:22am Sun 27 Jul 14

Yorkieand says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Also -
Taddy Rd
Scarcy Rd
Becky Lane
Poppy Rd
Heso Lane/Road

What's not to like? :-D
Personally I speak Yorkshire so it's ull road and axby road.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Also - Taddy Rd Scarcy Rd Becky Lane Poppy Rd Heso Lane/Road What's not to like? :-D[/p][/quote]Personally I speak Yorkshire so it's ull road and axby road. Yorkieand
  • Score: 5

2:40am Mon 28 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

Mike clearly hasn't seen any cyclists recently that he wants to have a rant about!
Mike clearly hasn't seen any cyclists recently that he wants to have a rant about! Magicman!
  • Score: 2

9:19am Mon 28 Jul 14

York2000 says...

Lolz.
Lolz. York2000
  • Score: 2

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