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The Top 10 Signs You Are Reading Too Much Historical Romance!

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Post by LCW » Thu August 28th, 2008, 2:18 pm

[quote=""JaneConsumer""] I'm surprised there was no entry for finding yourself saying, "Oh, aye!" That would out me as a Gabaldon fan. :) [/quote]

:D When I was in "Outlander land" I found myself saying Sottishisms all the time!!
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Post by Margaret » Thu August 28th, 2008, 7:44 pm

LOL! Loved your list, Jessica. I'm not a big romance reader, but I definitely identify with the bit about one's conversational language reflecting one's reading.
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Post by annis » Thu August 28th, 2008, 8:21 pm

Is that "oh, aye" or "och, aye", Jane? I know I'm in trouble when the urge to say "methinks" comes upon me!

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Post by Misfit » Thu August 28th, 2008, 10:09 pm

[quote=""1lila1""] :D When I was in "Outlander land" I found myself saying Sottishisms all the time!![/quote]

It's been a couple of years and I know some Jamieism or two stuck in my vocubulary for a while but I can't recall what it was. Perhaps och aye.

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Post by JaneConsumer » Sun August 31st, 2008, 10:24 pm

Is that "oh, aye" or "och, aye", Jane? I know I'm in trouble when the urge to say "methinks" comes upon me!

Well, now, that depends on whether I'm in a Jamie or Claire frame of mind. ;)

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Post by EC2 » Mon September 1st, 2008, 12:28 pm

I used to say 'och aye' anyway because I grew up in Scotland. As I recall, the local pronounciation (Glasgow) was phonetically ock-eye for the majority, although some people softened the 'ch' sound to the sort of noise you make by closing your soft palate down on the back of your tongue.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Melisende » Mon September 1st, 2008, 12:47 pm

I managed a mere 2 out of 10 - does this mean I have to read more .... :rolleyes:
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Post by Evangeline H » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 5:43 am

*G* I got about seven right. But it's the history buff in me, not historical romance.
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Post by diamondlil » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:26 am

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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:33 am

Welcome, Evangeline.
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