Hi Phoenix ... I'm very sorry to hear your news. I was so hopeful when I read that article on gamma knife radiation. Poor lady. I'm sure she is much better off at home than in hospital. So sad for the family.
Hi Arizona Sue ... nowt, owt and summat are words I use every day, especially in texts. As for "dreck," ... it's my go-to cuss word now. If I drop something it's "Oh dreck," which is a big improvement on what I would normally say. LOL
Have you ever watched the series "Rebus," best played by Ken Stott? Set in Glasgow with real accents.
Hi MD, the news about my sons mother in law is not good. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. They're giving her some kind of chemotherapy pills, which slow the growth of the cells, but don't know how long she has left, really. She is back home, because she wanted that.
Hi Sue, one of my favorite Scottish words is "Foosty, or Fousty", not sure how it's spelled. Glad you enjoyed your trip over to Arran, we loved that island, used to take many trips over on the ferry. Mum and Dad had some friends who lived there. Dad was stationed there for a time during WWII, do got to know folk. I loved "Last Tango in Halifax", i've watched it twice. I'm going to watch "Vicious", when I remember! :-) I like Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen, and I also watched I, Claudius and enjoyed that too.
Hi Sue .... since reading your post - I've adopted the word "dreck." I'll be able to cuss/curse/swear in front of my neighbours without them knowing. LOLOLOL
My favorite Scottish word is "numpty." LOL
Hi Phoenix: I enjoy your comments about Florida. I feel the same as you. We too here in AZ have an anal orifice for Governor. He's thinking of running for Senate in 2022, so naturally he's not going to say anything bad about the Orange Asshat! Husband and I have Scottish friends who live in Carluke. They also laugh about the Glasweegian accent. In fact, they gave us a pamphlet awhile ago using the local words and meanings. It's been so sad not being able to visit them since Covid. Our last visit was in August 2019, for their 50th wedding anniversary. We visited the Isle of Arran and the coast. We visited (at my request) a Clydesdale farm where I was thrilled to see the horses and other animals and it rained non-stop and it was wonderful. Hoping for another visit to the Highlands in 2022.
Been reading with interest your comments on dialect, the Scots have some dozies too, especially up in the Glasgow area. Yup, the Delta version is running riot down here too, especially with Trumps puppet DeSantis in charge.
MD, PS - "dreck" in Yiddish (my husband is Jewish) means "crap" or "sh--t." LOL
Hi MD. I love the regional patois. We have that here in the USA. Hubby hails from the midwest (Ohio) and I'm from the East Coast (Maryland) and we have slight accents from those areas. We've lived in Arizona nearly 14 years, so I think we've lost most of those accents. Nowt and Owt and Summat! I've started re-watching Downton Abbey. Seems I'd forgotten some of the plot lines since the 2015 debut. The Delta virus is rampant here in Arizona. It's a Trump population here and yes, the ignorance is also rampant. One still sees the occasional pickup trucks flying Trump flags and/0r "f---K Biden flags. Real classy (NOT). Oh well. As I tell people, we moved to Arizona for the weather, not for the politics. Yes, I'm sad that we probably won't travel abroad until sometime 2022.
Hi Sue .... your "Ta Ra" took me back to the Black Country!!!!! I've had to learn a new language in Devon. The closest to "Ta Ra" is "See you dreckly," but it's said as one word with the emphasis on "dreck."
I've just had a look at Peoria on Google maps and Googled for information. It looks very nice and I read that "It is one of the best places to live in Arizona." All those critters can't be wrong. LOL
If you get a chance - watch "Vicious" ... Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen. They play a gay couple who have been together for 50 years. I found it hilarious. In real life they fancied each other when they were young - at a time when homosexuality was illegal and neither of them let the other one know. They only realized the feelings were mutual when they filmed "Vicious." All those wasted years.
Hi MD. That youtube video of Phoenix is so old! Downtown Phoenix is unrecognizable since then, with high rises and upscale condos, huge stadium and courthouses, etc. We live in a northwestern suburb called Peoria. There is a lot of open desert although our popularity and population are growing steadily. Many, many neighborhoods and shopping centers abound. We still have our critters -- puma, coyotes, javelina, bobcats, snakes, scorpions, beetles the size of one's thumb. LOL. Our two cats never go outside! I am so enjoying Last Tango in Halifax. Such beautiful country and photography. I'm just starting series 4, episode 1 and not looking forward to the end of the show. I've always loved Derek Jacobi since his wonderful performance in I, Claudius back in the 70's. Ta Ra, till next time. LOL
Ps Sue .... might be an idea to put the link. LOLOL
Hi Phoenix ... I read your post and then Googled Gamma Knife Radiation and was amazed to find this:
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is nearly 90 percent successful in killing or shrinking brain tumors or stopping their growth. And it doesn't hurt or require anesthesia. Treatment takes just one session, and patients can return to normal activities almost immediately.
I hope that's true.
Hi Sue .... I looked at Phoenix Metro area on Google maps and then on Youtube. It looks lovely. This is an old video and I suspect it's changed a lot since then but I enjoy seeing how the area developed.
As for Last Tango In Halifax ... a wonderful series set in a lovely area. I hope you will soon be able to visit again but I can't see it being thiis year. We are inundated with the Delta variant.
Hi MD and Phoenix (and stargzer, if you're browsing). I've been bingeing on Last Tango in Halifax and really missing our yearly trip abroad. I want to put the kettle on and savor PG Tips (it is in our pantry). Hoping all is well with everyone here. We've had a very rainy week, which is truly wonderful. It's our rainy season here in the Phoenix metro area and any hope for storms is during this time, until it ends by September 30. Best regards, Sue (otherwise known as Silver Squirrel).
Hi MD, the poor soul was released from hospital yesterday, but has to go back for something called Gamma knife radiation on the 26th. Sarah and the kids are driving up to her to help out over the weekend.. ... long six hour drive as they live way up in the boonies. They'll have to decide if they can stay there or move closer to the family, not so good to live so far away sometimes in cases like this.
Oh my gosh Phoenix .... that's awful. Poor lady. I do hope she pulls through.
Hi MD, hope you've had your second shot... I was all set for Seattle, new suitcase, new sneakers, then my daughter in laws Mum fell sick and landed in hospital. Ended up with brain surgery to remove a tumour.. there's two more, but inoperable. Also has some more throughout her body... so the Seattle trip is on the back burner. She's such a lovely down to earth woman, hope she pulls through and has some good years left. Wonder why it's always the nice people who get so sick??
Happy Independence Day.
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