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    ned patter translation guide

    I have seen quite a few posts recently where people are having a hard time understanding some of what our Scottish friend 'ned patter' is trying to convey to us all.

    Here's a site which should help you all in your endevours to truly make WHT a multicultural board - http://www1.kingston.net/~mcgaw/patter.html

    It contains such classics as;

    'Don't ask me what's gaun on pal. Ah'm only haudin the jaikets here.'

    and

    'That wee yap would talk the hind legs off a donkey.'

    also be sure to read this one;

    'Don't act it, pal. Ah left a full pint standin oan the bar when Ah went tae the lavvy.'
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    Don't need it, Dave. I used to watch "The Young Ones" on BBC.

    Darned funny, tho.
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    They were English, not Scotts, there's a fair difference, as many here will attest to. I think most here would understand someone speaking English.

    ned on the other hand they struggle to understand.
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    Originally posted by Lamont
    Don't need it, Dave. I used to watch "The Young Ones" on BBC.

    Darned funny, tho.
    No your getting mixed up now.
    I don't come from Glasgow, Glasgow born people's accents differ very much.
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    ok ned, where are you from, and where can we find a translator?
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    Oh, maybe it was 'Braveheart' then.
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    Oh but don't get mixed up with words and accent. The list of words are all valid for my area but the accents not the same as people from Glasgow.
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    Dave, translate please:

    "and that's an extreme flyer none of your diamonds"
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    Originally posted by Lamont
    Dave, translate please:

    "and that's an extreme flyer none of your diamonds"
    OK, I'm stumped here - ned?
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    LOL, i don't fly any of the diamond kites.
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    Ooohhhh, okay. So you fly the fancy shaped stunt kites, then.
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    Lamont - it was staring us in the face - the answer to our questions - can't beleive we didn't work that out for ourselves.
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    <egg on face>

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    Okay, here is my Ned question of the day:

    Ned has stated several times that he is "a bit hard" or looks "a bit hard". Is "hard" being used as a synonym for "tough", "ugly" (no offence Ned---just trying to find out), or something else?

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    Yep, a little "rough around the edges" perhaps, the kind of fella you wouldn't like to run into in a dark alley.
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    Perhaps Ned could post a picture.
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    Here's some more scottish translations for you -

    http://www.paidmyre.demon.co.uk/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A139033
    http://www.interlink.org.nz/projects.../chewscot.html

    Let's all make the effort to learn these terms and use them whenever ned patter is around to make him feel as comfortable as possible.
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    Originally posted by Perfecthost
    Perhaps Ned could post a picture.
    Ned on a 'hard' day - http://www.42.dropbear.id.au/image/strangeman.jpg
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    That looks like one of his better days. He still has his head.
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    UG the colors on that site make my eyes hurt. You did that on purpose!
    When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows", people just stare at
    you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*".
    -- Linus Torvalds

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    Originally posted by Lamont
    Ooohhhh, okay. So you fly the fancy shaped stunt kites, then.
    I'm an extreme kite flyer and have taken part in many kite buggying and kite surfing contests and have passed flexifoils test to see if i could be an instructor.
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    Ned, show us one of your kites
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    No. The only pictures you will get is of my X girlfreinds.
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    Originally posted by ned patter
    No. The only pictures you will get is of my X girlfreinds.
    I guess that will do - anyone else care to see neds ex-girlfriends?
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    I'm game. Go for it ned
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    I got a warning off of Xstrike because people got jealous with me be being so young and that i could get the young girls.
    I could however send you 1 although it's really bad quality.
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    Come on ned, stop being so shy - post it
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    I'll post one if you post one.
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    I don't have any photos of my ex-girlfriends
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    Just post one of your mum or anyone or anything else.
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    How about my office?
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    Dave i would watch that, i can see a window.
    A criminal could steal all stuff.
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    Ned.

    1. This gear is in a low crime area
    2. We have alarms
    3. The police station is next door

    But thanks for your concern. Now we need to see the photos of your ex's
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    People complain and get upset when a post pictures of young(er) girls.
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    Originally posted by davehooper.net
    Ned.

    1. This gear is in a low crime area
    2. We have alarms
    3. The police station is next door

    But thanks for your concern. Now we need to see the photos of your ex's
    The police stations next door?, even more need to be concerned for when criminals get locked up for the night they get sent out and like usual they go for the first house they see.
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    ned, from your previous posts it appears that you live in an area with high crime and a lot of marauding youths causing problems (which is why I asked where abouts you lived).

    I am glad to say that where I am we have very little trouble at all. A little graffiti is about the worst thing that ever confronts us.

    I appreciate your concern, really I do, but I think you are seeing things from the perspective of high crime, it's really not something which happens around here.
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    Lucky you , i live in Edinburgh, over the water from fife.
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    I have been to Edinburgh - nice place, great castle.
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    , great girls.
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    Originally posted by ned patter
    , great girls.
    Yeah, well how can we tell if you wont post a photo of them?
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