Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Thu Jan 20 18:46:09 EST 2005

>> Ah, another DDP (dialectically displaced person).

My soon-to-be-ex-brother-in-law was born and raised in Ryton-on-Tyne, but
his schoolteacher mother "beat" the Geordie out of him and his brothers. He
can bung it on though; at my wedding he read a section from Jane Eyre, the
bit at the end about "perfect concord" or whatever (yeah, right, that was an
excellent prediction for the marriage, not!) --anyway, in the car after the
reception on the way to the
invite-everyone-we-couldn't-afford-to-have-at-the-wedding party he read it
again for us‹‹in broad Northern accent, complete with dialect replacements
for some of the words. It was pretty funny. Maybe you had to be there...


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