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This is a link post Shakespeare as it is meant to have been pronounced.

(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 11:17, Reply)
This is a normal post Interesting
Sounds very West Country. Orr arrr.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 11:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Wha loight froo yonner winnow braykes
Tis Juliet, innit?
(, Sat 7 Sep 2013, 14:37, Reply)
This is a normal post fucking theatre luvies
(to be read in OP) They be as bad as nonces methinks.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 11:34, Reply)
This is a normal post The beardie fella
is no theatre luvvy. He's a retired Professor of the English Language, and edited the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. He knows what he's talking about.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 11:39, Reply)
This is a normal post David Crystal is ace - I bet he'd be great to have an afternoon pint with.

(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 11:46, Reply)
This is a normal post Yep
I always got that impression too.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:10, Reply)
This is a normal post ^agrees.
Well, not about the pint, but his books are ace, and I like his simple (not simplistic) writing style.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:11, Reply)
This is a normal post What you got against pints?
Pintism in action here :(
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:19, Reply)
This is a normal post Tabby obviosuly hates this country
and everything it stands for.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:22, Reply)
This is a normal post PDL! PDL! PDL!

(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:37, Reply)
This is a normal post anything you'd recommend?
Linguistics is an interesting subject but I find someone like Steven Pinker difficult to read, a bit too academic. Is David Crystal easier to digest?
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Haven't read any
since University myself. 'The Story of English in 100 words' is meant to be a decent read though.

If you want to get comprehensive on the history of the English Language in particular, Baugh and Cable's History of English is the standard, but can be a bit dry.

If it's linguistics itself, without having to deal with all the psychology and neuroscience in Pinker, the Oxford Very Short Introduction would be a good place to start
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:26, Reply)
This is a normal post I'd also recommend Razzle Big Jugs Special
as a key critical text. In my opinion it trumps Pregnant Asian Babes 4 and Baugh and Cable's History of English.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:38, Reply)
This is a normal post For you?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Language-Works-Meaning-Languages/dp/0141015527/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1378380936&sr=8-6&keywords=david+crystal
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:36, Reply)
This is a normal post That might be useful for the next time I see you yes, thanks :)
you're such a git
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:47, Reply)
This is a normal post You have NO idea.
Mainly 'cos you're not on fb, so haven't seen the pic I posted yesterday aimed at Herbs.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 13:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Terrible online bullying!!!

(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 13:53, Reply)
This is a normal post Judging by the number arrested from soap operas
There is a big fucking overlap on the Venn Diagram of both groups
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 11:40, Reply)
This is a normal post Argh! youtube keeps spazzing out recently on my machine
Starts buffering, stops. Then stops playing only to play the previous 5 seconds of video then starts going again.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 11:35, Reply)
This is a normal post All those over pronounced middle class wankers are out of a job now
Where's Benny from Crossroads when you need him?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPYwr4TY8As
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:01, Reply)
This is a normal post it's still not very authentic though
for true authenticity they'd have to do it caked in cow shit whilst suffering from leprosy
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:04, Reply)
This is a normal post that would be the audience
the actors would all have arsenic poisoning from their make-up, relatives dead from plague and war, knob-rot from the theatre-whores, and soreness from being rent-boys on the side.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 13:36, Reply)
This is a normal post very interesting that!
The Globe have been putting on a lot of performances of Shakespeare in forrin recently too.
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:18, Reply)
This is a normal post how come
beardy man sounds west country and not beardy man sounds oirish?
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 12:53, Reply)
This is a normal post preview pic looks like an old beardy guy has found a young lad to sit on his knee
and they're happy together
(, Thu 5 Sep 2013, 14:03, Reply)