Robin Hood's Merry Men

My granddaughter's description of the above to one of her friends:

"He has some like peeps who he hangs round with x"

Hohum
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  • margaretclare
    margaretclare Posts: 10,789 Forumite
    Eliza wrote: »
    My granddaughter's description of the above to one of her friends:

    "He has some like peeps who he hangs round with x"

    Hohum

    Translation please?

    This sounds to be based on US gangster ghetto-speak. Maybe considered 'cool', but it's not standard English.
    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Æ[/FONT]r ic wisdom funde, [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]æ[/FONT]r wear[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]ð[/FONT] ic eald.
    Before I found wisdom, I became old.
  • Eliza_2
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    'Course it isn't standard English. It's a 10 year old speaking to another 10 year old on Facebook! They speak a different language to us when speaking together!
  • SailorSam
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    Eliza ask your grand daughter 'what is Robin Hoods favourite radio programme ?
    The Archers.
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
  • Eliza_2
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    Haha! I'll try but do you really think a 10 year old will have heard of The Archers?!!!:D
  • SailorSam
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    I thought that but it was the only Robin Hood joke i knew, well except of another rude one.
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
  • Eliza_2
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    Knowing how precocious 10 year olds are these days, she'd probably understand that one better! (but please don't!)

    She told me yesterday in graphic detail, all about the sex ed lesson they'd just had. Apparently it was all "gross".
  • Eliza_2
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    Brilliant!! Thank you.
  • margaretclare
    margaretclare Posts: 10,789 Forumite

    I love the jokes. But in normal conversation, you sometimes hear teenagers talking in TV programmes and they seem to want to squeeze the word 'like' into a sentence as often as possible.

    I feel like saying ' Say all that again, but without using "like" '.

    Can't imagine what my English mistress at grammar school would think if she could hear it now.
    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Æ[/FONT]r ic wisdom funde, [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]æ[/FONT]r wear[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]ð[/FONT] ic eald.
    Before I found wisdom, I became old.
  • Eliza_2
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    Yes they do. But (whoops, don't start a sentence with but) I remember having our own language when I was a teenager back in the olden days too, nothing changes. I'm sure my English teacher back then threw her hands up in horror at us too.

    Plus ça change - and language evolves all the time anyway, thank goodness.

    The funny thing is that she used the word 'peeps' which I'm sure was something Harry Enfield came up with back in the 80s was it? Way before she was born.
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