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I need a little help with Glaswegian. I need some help deciphering what the Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges says in this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYXKhXFRaOI He is talking about a boat trip. He and his mates tied a bag of beers to the boat and threw the bag into the water to cool the beers. Later the bag gets wrapped around the boat’s propeller. The boating trip story begins at 5:23, but the places where I can’t tell what he says are marked below. He says (beginning at 6:10): And then we forgot about the beers, we’re driving off and the engine failed, we never knew why, had to phone up the SOS dude, he___ (6:18), he dives under, goes back up, going “There’s a________ (6:21 )” Then there’s another place later about his new DVD: 6:52: That’s ___to lose weight to fit into the ‘i’. Thanks a lot for your help.
Nov 30, 2016 1:49 PM
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I'll give it a try - this is my fave accent 1 he come out 2 there's a box of magners in oddbins bag in there 3 That's why I had to lose Magners is a brand of cider and Oddbins is a retailer of alcoholic beverages.
November 30, 2016
6.18 he comes out. 6.21 there's a box of Magners and an Oddbins bag wrapped around ... - Magners is a brand of cider and Oddbins is a chain of shops which sell alcohol (Usually called an off-licence in English.) 6.52 That's why I had to lose weight, to fit into the 'I' This is as best as I can understand but if you get an answer that is different from a Glaswegian, accept their version! (If you switch on the subtitles - cc - you will see that even word recognition programs have massive problems!) Hope this helps Bob
November 30, 2016
Thanks Su.Ki. To begin with I actually just wanted to understand what some different Scottish comedians were saying, including Billy Connolly. But now I’m also beginning to find the accent very charming. I have stayed away from the Scottish comedians a bit, because I’m struggling with the accent. But now I have decided to see if I can crack the code. I’m making some progress, but there are still times when I have no idea what they are saying. It’s especially tough when they speak about things I never heard of before, like Magners and Oddbins.
December 1, 2016
If you're a fan of the Glaswegian accent, you should check out the comedian Billy Connolly. He's clever, warm, witty, articulate..a national treasure and one of the funniest men in the world.
November 30, 2016
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