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908 'The Mystery Date Observation' (November 12)


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2 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

If Penny and Bernadette's reaction, to learning Dave is British, is typical of American Women, then I've definitely get to get myself across the pond. :) 

It is. :)

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On 13/12/2015 at 7:51 PM, Gbb said:

It is. :)

British accents were rather fully dealt with in Frasier, when Daphne's brother visited. He had an hideous Estuary accent (a long way from Lancashire where Daphne comes from) but a gaggle of American women admired it.

If Penny likes British accents, why haven't she and Leonard watched 4 Weddings and a Funeral (with the best opening line ever)? Everybody can enjoy that. Hugh Grant was better before he became purveyor of posh British accents to the American female public. Leonard should pay attention and take Penny to see (or get the DVD of) Sense and Sensibility - HG and Emma Thompson - it doesn't get better than that.

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4 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

Daphne comes from Manchester, not Lancashire, not that her accent sounds Mancunian.

and Manchester is in Lancashire, There are many Lancashire accents, Mancunian and Scouse being the obvious ones,

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36 minutes ago, ajond said:

and Manchester is in Lancashire,

Manchester is a separate place to Lancashire. Manchester is a City, in Greater Manchester, whereas Lancashire is a County in its own right.

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Greater Manchester ---------------------- Lancashire

Also, I would strongly advise against telling a Liverpudlian, that he/she is from Lancashire, or that he/she has a Lancashire accent. A Liverpudlian (aka a "Scouser") is from Merseyside, and has a Scouse accent.

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On 12/18/2015 at 10:57 AM, JohnPhD said:

British accents were rather fully dealt with in Frasier, when Daphne's brother visited.

They were also mentioned in The 43 Peculiarity.

On a different tack, one of her other dates, must have made at least a bit of an impression on her, since she had a second date with him.

At least, I'm assuming it was a him. :) 

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Just noticed that when Amy's date is giving Leonard a bit of the fanboy treatment, Penny's face is not shown at all. You'd think she'd be quietly pleased. Shows the writers didn't think about Lenny.

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5 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

How does Bernadette manage to pee into a plastic bottle?

I don't think she does. When she's driving men around she gives them the bottle but stops the car and finds a ladies'  convenience for herself. 

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On 12/20/2015 at 9:25 PM, Stephen Hawking said:

Manchester is a separate place to Lancashire. Manchester is a City, in Greater Manchester, whereas Lancashire is a County in its own right.

200px-Greater_Manchester_UK_locator_map_200px-Lancashire_UK_locator_map_2010.svg

Greater Manchester ---------------------- Lancashire

Also, I would strongly advise against telling a Liverpudlian, that he/she is from Lancashire, or that he/she has a Lancashire accent. A Liverpudlian (aka a "Scouser") is from Merseyside, and has a Scouse accent.

When I stayed with friends in Manchester in 1963, before there were postcodes, the last line of their address on post sent to them was 'Lancs'.  It was the same in Liverpool. When  Merseyside and Greater Manchester were formed in the local government reorganisation in 1974, perhaps the boundary of Lancashire was moved. Daphne would have been very young then but the adults around her from  whom she picked up her language and accent would have still thought of themselves as Lancashire lassies and lads as well as Liverpudlians and Mancunians.

6 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

Or, maybe she has a Shewee. 🙂

I don't think she uses it much if she has. Unless one wears front-fastening jeans, they are diffcult to use. Bernadette usually wears dresses or skirts. 

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5 hours ago, joyceraye said:

When I stayed with friends in Manchester in 1963, before there were postcodes, the last line of their address on post sent to them was 'Lancs'.  It was the same in Liverpool. When  Merseyside and Greater Manchester were formed in the local government reorganisation in 1974, perhaps the boundary of Lancashire was moved. Daphne would have been very young then but the adults around her from  whom she picked up her language and accent would have still thought of themselves as Lancashire lassies and lads as well as Liverpudlians and Mancunians.

I don't think she uses it much if she has. Unless one wears front-fastening jeans, they are diffcult to use. Bernadette usually wears dresses or skirts. 

Interesting.

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