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July 18, 2014 8:45 AM   Subscribe


 
Oh, I saw this a few days ago and loved it.
posted by jaguar at 8:49 AM on July 18


Yes, it's quite wonderful. Here's a poem by the Glasgow poet Tom Leonard that is along similar lines ("belt up" is the local equivalent of “shut up!”):

this is thi
six a clock
news thi
man said n
thi reason
a talk wia
BBC accent
iz coz yi
widny wahnt
mi ti talk
aboot thi
trooth wia
voice lik
wanna yoo
scruff. if
a toktaboot
thi trooth
lik wanna yoo
scruff yi
widny thingk
it wuz troo.
jist wanna yoo
scruff tokn.
thirza right
way ti spell
ana right way
to tok it. this
is me tokn yir
right way a
spellin. this
is ma trooth.
yooz doant no
thi trooth
yirsellz cawz
yi canny talk
right. this is
the six a clock
nyooz. belt up.
posted by languagehat at 9:21 AM on July 18 [6 favorites]


Bam bam!
posted by GrapeApiary at 9:31 AM on July 18


Wow!
posted by ChuraChura at 11:26 AM on July 18


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