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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1650 on: May 22, 2017, 04:55:58 pm »
What is it about British gamekeepers?

They're 'earthy'?   :D


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Maybe to some effete, intellectual, post-Oscar Wilde British writers, gamekeepers represented manly men--what those same writers were not.  ;D

We have cowboys. The British have gamekeepers.  ::)


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1651 on: May 22, 2017, 08:12:44 pm »

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1652 on: May 22, 2017, 08:53:58 pm »
We have cowboys. The British have gamekeepers.  ::)

I'll stick with cowboys.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1653 on: May 22, 2017, 11:28:34 pm »
I'll stick with cowboys.

You wouldn't make an exception for Rupert Graves?
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1654 on: May 23, 2017, 08:11:00 am »
You wouldn't make an exception for Rupert Graves?

Well, if you put it that way...

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1655 on: May 23, 2017, 09:03:39 am »
I'll stick with cowboys.

You wouldn't make an exception for Rupert Graves?

Well, if you put it that way...


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1656 on: May 23, 2017, 09:49:57 am »
Like "Morris". See the film; it's important.

I put it on my "To watch" list on my iPhone. Whenever I add something to that list I do it using the microphone. So I pronounced the movie the British way, and apparently Siri speaks British English, because it added "Maurice" to the list.
 
Actually, I hate Siri, and long ago had replaced her with the male voice, who's no more useful than she was. I thought maybe the male voice was British and that explained it. So I called up the Siri function, which offered (in writing) to help me with anything from "what time is sunrise in Paris?" to "how long do greyhounds live?" I hit the mic icon.

ME: How do the British pronounce Maurice (Mo-REESE)?

SIRI GUY (in robotic voice): Interesting question. Katy.

That was it. No further information on that topic. No "you got me!" or "that's a tough one." I can report, however, that greyhounds live about 11 years.

When I hear Mo-REESE, I picture someone like Samantha's father. When I hear MORE-is, I picture someone more along the lines of another '60s sitcom star.






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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1657 on: May 23, 2017, 10:12:35 am »
Do undergamekeepers really say things like "Come without fail" and "We shan't never be parted"?

(At least the second one has a double negative.)

I know! Who says "shall" but also uses double negatives? British people in those days, I guess. It's funny -- I can live with the double negative; it's the "shan't" that bothers me.

I would probably forgive it in this context, but I find it really off-putting when modern people say "shall."

For some reason, in a question, it's OK. "Shall I make coffee?" wouldn't bother me. But I have a friend who, on Facebook, writes things like "I shall watch 'Maurice' tonight" and it always makes me roll my eyes.

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I really have always been a fan of Merchant-Ivory films. You always knew a Merchant-Ivory film would be a classy, high-quality production.

Same. When the Onion published its first post-9/11 edition -- the whole thing such a classic for brilliantly treading a line between appropriateness and hilariousness -- there was a great piee headlined "American Life Turns Into Bad Jerry Bruckheimer Movie." I always remember this quote from a putative civilian:

"If the world were going to suddenly turn into a movie without warning, I wish it would have been one of those boring, talky Merchant-Ivory ones instead. I hate those movies, but I sure wish we were living in one right now."

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1658 on: May 23, 2017, 11:22:50 am »
I know! Who says "shall" but also uses double negatives? British people in those days, I guess. It's funny -- I can live with the double negative; it's the "shan't" that bothers me.
I would probably forgive it in this context, but I find it really off-putting when modern people say "shall."






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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1659 on: May 23, 2017, 12:03:51 pm »

When I hear Mo-REESE, I picture someone like Samantha's father. When I hear MORE-is, I picture someone more along the lines of another '60s sitcom star.


I picture this guy: