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My Gap Yah
January 31, 2012 3:32 PM   Subscribe

The gap year is often a quite memorable experience for some of the London youth. (slyt)
posted by beisny (23 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is that when they only wore khakis and rugby shirts?
posted by GavinR at 3:47 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is the goofy accent supposed to signal something or is it just goofy?
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:48 PM on January 31, 2012


I'd never heard the word "chundered" before...I think I'll use it.
Also
posted by costanza at 3:49 PM on January 31, 2012


Is the goofy accent supposed to signal something?

Britain's demise.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 3:50 PM on January 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


chunder's origins
posted by beisny at 3:54 PM on January 31, 2012


2bucks: his voice sounds like money ...and that he's a prat.
posted by leotrotsky at 3:54 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gap Yah song.
posted by Corduroy at 4:08 PM on January 31, 2012


This is surprisingly accurate.
posted by KeSetAffinityThread at 4:13 PM on January 31, 2012


I fondly remember my own gap year. But not with that accent.
posted by mdoar at 4:23 PM on January 31, 2012


The spiritual ancestor of this retread meme.
posted by Devonian at 4:31 PM on January 31, 2012


(On listening, that's the version that has "Where women blow and men thunder" in the verse, where it originally had "men chunder". It's chunder in the fade-out, though, but I'd thought I'd got the original. Apols.)
posted by Devonian at 4:35 PM on January 31, 2012


Are there really posh accents like this? Is he doing a good job imitating them?
posted by phrontist at 4:53 PM on January 31, 2012


No, he's doing a terrible job imitating them.

(I've known enough English upper class twits to know how it should sound)
posted by edd at 5:01 PM on January 31, 2012


Are there really posh accents like this? Is he doing a good job imitating them?

I've never heard anybody speak like that except as an imitation of the accent, so I wouldn't know. His seems a bit too put on though.
posted by Jehan at 5:01 PM on January 31, 2012


At the risk of missing some sort of meta joke: It is taking the piss. It's not actually attempting an accurate representation of the accent.
posted by lucidium at 5:13 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


No, there's an excessive stereotype of the accent which he isn't hitting.
posted by edd at 5:15 PM on January 31, 2012


I'd never heard the word "chundered" before...

This is how I learned it
posted by jpdoane at 5:34 PM on January 31, 2012


Have that nature. One, nil.
posted by honest knave at 6:25 PM on January 31, 2012


Didn't we just go through this recently?
posted by Bovine Love at 6:38 PM on January 31, 2012


I would say that he nailed the accent, but that's just because I'm so socially awah?
posted by omnikron at 11:24 PM on January 31, 2012


I'd never heard the word "chundered" before...

I first heard it in this song and that version helpfully explains the term in the intro. Also introduced me to the term "technicolor yawn".
posted by mikepop at 7:41 AM on February 1, 2012


I'm surprised this hasn't been here before. It's been around long enough for the maker to get a book deal, and then that book to get remaindered.

(I did do a little lol at 'sloaney planet'.)
posted by mippy at 9:27 AM on February 1, 2012


That was great. It just goes to show that too much of the old naughty salt will result in a frozen vomcano. Although I think we knew that already, didn't we Quentin?

Didn't we just go through this recently?
posted by Bovine Love at 2:38 AM on February 1


We did. And I believe the consensus was that you need rich parents in order to do a non-working gap year. And by "consensus" I mean "my opinion".
posted by Decani at 12:11 PM on February 1, 2012


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