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November 5, 2012

Not the standard English

Filed under: Just Stuff,The English — theotheri @ 5:08 pm
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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are currently in Papua New Guinea representing the Queen during her Jubilee celebration year.  The local language is “Pidgin’ – or  Pidgeon.   It’s a mix of mostly English with a few German words left over from the days when it was a German colony.

Charles Pidgin name is “the Queen’s Pikininni.”  The Queen herself is referred to as “Mrs. Queen,” and Charles introduced Camilla today as “Mrs. Belowme.”

 

 

 

Meanwhile, here on home soil, the English are celebrating Guy Fawkes night with fireworks.  It’s in remembrance of  the failure of the Gunpowder Plot 500 years ago when English Catholics tried to blow up Parliament.

They would no doubt call it Terrorism these days.  Unless it referred to action by the Americans, in which case they would refer to it as Shock and Awe.

 

 

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