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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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  • walterwalter Posts: 671 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge A lot of people in my country download films via pirate sites. Reason for that is because don`t exist yet punishment for that.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 1,592 ✭✭✭✭
    mheredge said:

    I saw episode 3 of Line of Duty and the plot thickens. I've worked out that the undercover cop's accent is probably Birmingham, but a bad one @Practical_Severard. Or it might be also because the actor isn't a Brummy himself (he's from Leicester, so not too far away).

    I found a Brummie dictionary (sort of) some time ago. But I've never seriosusly wanted to pick up anything from there.
  • VokVok Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge The brummie accent is probably the hardest for me to understand.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 1,592 ✭✭✭✭
    Vok said:

    @mheredge The brummie accent is probably the hardest for me to understand.

    @Voc, try Manc then. I thibk that's harder. Twinkle in "The Dinnerladies" on Youtube speaks it.
  • VokVok Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭
    @Practical_Severard it's much more easier with the Mancunian accent because it's my favourite accent. It's music to my ears.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,459 mod
    @Vok it sounds nasal and like they are complaining all the time. It is not one of Britain's nicer sounding accents. The Newcastle accent is hard to understand but it is very musical and kinder on the ear.
  • VokVok Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge the fact that I like moaning too explains why I like their accent.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,459 mod
    :) I think everyone thinks they are the biggest moaners @Vok. The French love to say it is a national passtime and are always surprised when I tell them that Brits love to complain too.
  • VokVok Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭
    edited April 18
    AC, DI, OCG...I clean forgot how challenging 'Line Of Duty' is. Not the best series to improve your English but riveting. Watched the first episode of the new season.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,459 mod
    Hahaha @Vok, not just for you but for all of us. I hate all those jargon abbreviations.
  • VokVok Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭
    Watched the second episode yesterday. At some point I gave up and turned the subtitles on. It should be enshrined in law that all villains have to speak with RP @mheredge .
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,459 mod
    A lot of police jargon you should be able to guess or isn't so important @Vok. It was a lot simpler in Dixon of Dock Green's day. Sadly I think the BBC managed to lose most of this series as in the old days, they used to tape over the same cans of film or even just didn't keep them for prosperity.

    Through the ages: 1956

    1960 (before I was even born but I remember this theme tune when I watched as a kid).


    The series ran from 1955 to 1976.

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,459 mod
    I'm going to watch the latest episode of Line of Duty. It is probably my favourite series right now.
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