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At some point we've all been insulted. What's the wittiest retort you've ever uttered leaving the antagonist lost for words? Share your wisdom so that we learn, and have a come back ready for every occasion.

(, Thu 29 Apr 2004, 14:19)
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Difficult to explain in text - North vs South comeback
Here goes:

As I grew up in the North I pronounce certain things differently. Certain pedants/enforcers of "Queen's English" don't like this.

Common examples are - BATH, PATH, DANCE, GRASS

Which in the South are pronounced with a long vowel. e.g. Baa-TH (like a sheep "baa") or Paa-TH. In the North the vowel sound is short, so PATH has the same "A" sound as "PAT".

Anyway if you are still awake, it goes like this:

Southerner: "Learn to speak properly, it's Daa-NCE not DANCE or Paa-TH not PATH."

Northerner: "Shut up you Twaa-T"
(, Thu 29 Apr 2004, 15:00, Reply)

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