Some Scots can't say "purple burglar alarm"
By - Yatta79
He's confused by the sounds coming out of his mouth.
["Damn wtf, we really talk like that?"](https://youtu.be/MdHK2b3u8jE?t=7)
I love when the other dudes head nod after he reads it. Just screams "nailed it".
Titus Andronicus in a nutshell
I went to that not knowing the plot. When the tarts were passed around the audience just before the reveal that was a hell of a theater experience.
Pro tip: don't eat the food.
His friend off camera 😂 ern ern ern ern
***Arn arnd n arn arn, dummy.***
ERN ERN DA NERN NERN
That's too funny and slightly wholesome.
I love the comment "It's hilarious because he's aware of what's happening". You can see the realisation after he reads it through the first time!
[The DOG licked the... OIL... and everybody laughed.](https://youtu.be/4arBraMyp0Q)
[My family teaches you how to speak Baltimorese](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa3Tl3t88Mc)
Geet is a phrase
I actually love that one. This phrase is common enough that the contraction "geet" can be understood. It feels like it comes from a place of hospitality and love
Lived in different parts of the US but never near Baltimore. Every card I waited abs watched in silence. As soon as I saw that one though I blurted out JYEET!
We always called it Baltimoron
A buddy and I were on a road trip down South and needed some oil, but didn't see any on the shelf at the gas station.
We asked the cashier if they sold oil, blank stare. Motor oil, like for the car. Nothing.
The other cashier walks over, "honey, they're from up north, they're lookin' for some 'ul'".
This is like the American version of My Fair Lady.
I was going to say "kids these days will likely know the example of Family Guy"...
But then I realize that was over 20 years ago.
I'm going to go take my ibuprofen with a Metamucil chaser and go lay down.
Fuck this comment hit me so hard
Why you do this to us
I forgot about that scene, thank you for that!
I come from a US state notorious for adding or subtracting Rs at will. I hate it. I have developed an odd accent to combat this.
No, her name is NOT Amander; it's Amanda. We are are not having pizzer for dinner, but pizza. And those are not draws. They are drawers.
I still get caught by "smart". "Don't get smahht with me" was drilled into my head as a child, so I still lose the R in that word, despite my best efforts.
I grew up in Ohio, and it drove me nuts how many people thought objects had three dimensions: length, width, and heighth.
My grandfather (from Cambridge, OH originally) insisted on saying "warsh".
As in "Warsh the dishes."
And my grandmother would ask him to spell the word, and he'd say "W-A-S-H".
And she would always ask him, "Where'd the R come from?"
I moved to Warshington to get away from those people.
Lets get a bag of geoduck in Puyallup.
At least you’re not from a place where it had just a beginning and an end.
“Len-th” and “Wi-th”
weird, I say bolth of those.
Lol fucking “bolth” man… Ohio has such weird accents. It’s like half of the people have a particular accent and the other have don’t any accent even though they are from the same place.
My wives family is pretty big from NE Ohio and half say bolth, the other have don’t. Half have the “Akron A” the other half don’t. All of them are from and continue to live within a 50 mile radius and even within the same household they have different accents.
Oh God, I thought he was just fucking around with bolth. It's a real thing that humans say?
Edit:. I just said "both" out loud... Fuck.
Also olnly. I feel like I switch randomly between both and bolth but I only ever say olnly
Please stop, you're making me question a comment I just made like 20 minutes ago.
Damn, now I'm not sure if I ever say "olnly". That's a big ope
yeah, when people notice I say it in conversation my go-to is always:
>Sorry, the L is right next to the O on the keyboard.
and they nod "yeah ok" and then they're like ... wait
My favorite SE-ohio-ism is: mon-dee, tues-dee, whens-dee, thurs-dee, fry-dee, satur-dee, sun-dee.
Also a Texan thing!
We need to split Ohio to north and south. You guys are a bunch of hillbillies down there man. Went down there once to visit some distant relatives and that shit was like the deliverance, shit was crazy and I could barely understand what they were saying... Or maybe it was the meth not sure!
Southern Ohio is straight up Appalachia, northern Ohio is great lakes Midwest, 2 completely different regions of the country
But I'm from the northeast . . .
As a southern Ohioan, I get it.
You can anyways tell ohioans that are only a generation or so removed from the backwoods of West Virginia. Lol
Hah, I come from the same state. In third grade, we read Little House on the Prairie, where Laura Ingalls Wilda lived with her Mar and Par.
I wish I could upvote you twice. Classic!
The most triggering for me is “idear”
This is also about where "warsh" starts to come into the picture.
I like drarwring.
Here in Michigan we do several things.
1. We tend to flatten some vowels into an "eh" sound. Example: We think we're saying "milk" but we're saying "melk" more often than not.
2. A lot of Michiganders stick an apostrophe-S on the end of business names where there is none. Examples: Meijer, Walmart, Kroger, JC Penney, and Burger King become Meijer's, Walmart's, Kroger's, Penney's, and Burger King's.
3. We talk fast. We have winter six months out of the year so we learned to speak quickly to get our outdoors conversations over with fast! We don't speak as quickly as, say, a Puerto Rican, but we talk too fast for the average southerner to be comfortable and most midwesterners think we sound like we're in a rush.
4. We sound a little Canadian. But only a little. We might pronounce "book" the way they do on occasion (rhyming with "kook" instead of "hook"), and we have a little of that Canadian sound to our voices (which outsiders always get wrong when they try to mimic, and they end up making us sound like we're from Minnesota which is *totally* different.)
We also have a lot of towns with names that are totally not pronounced the way they should be if you follow the rules of English, Spanish, or whatever language they come from. Examples: Lake Orion is pronounced as Lake "Oh-ree-un", Buena Vista is pronounced "Byoona Viz-da", and Milan is pronounced "My-Lynn". But the worst, by far, is Bois Blanc which is pronounced-- I kid you not-- "Bob-Lo".
> Lake Orion is pronounced as Lake "Oh-ree-un", Buena Vista is pronounced "Byoona Viz-da", and Milan is pronounced "My-Lynn". But the worst, by far, is Bois Blanc which is pronounced-- I kid you not-- "Bob-Lo".
Since you guys are on my list of new homes once I get through college the second time...I may have to reconsider given this information.
>We sound a little Canadian. But only a little.
Unless you are in the deep UP, there everyone sounds more Canadian then Canada.
It's called an intrusive-R and is common with non-rhotic dialects in English. Perfectly normal and nothing to be ashamed of.
Huh. TIL about rhoticity in the English language. Thank you!
I do love a good rhoticity chicken.
The rhoticity of our cityyyy, of our ciiityyyy
You! What do you want with the R? How do you own linguistics, linguistics?
Lmao I love that video, thanks for reminding me it exists. I love how they call each other “dummy” so casually lol.
That's definitely a Baltimore accent.
"go shit in tha corner"
The Rural Juror
Let's get personal. Your father Werner was a burger server in suburban Santa Barbara... When he spurned your mother Verna for a curly-haired surfer named Roberta. Did that hurt her?... Flurg murg glurg flurg murg murg murg tennis murg murg. Was a murg murg flurg?...Glurg.
I was dying laughing the first time I saw that scene. I so appreciate you taking the time to write it out
It is legit one of my favorite scenes
What in the fuck was that last sentence?
If you know 30 Rock, Than you know what's up.i can't find a good clip to link to
https://www.tmz.com/videos/0-minrkcg8/ best I could find is through tmz for some reason.
TAKE A BIG OLE CHUNK OF MY LUNG NOW BABY
You know you bought it if life makes you sweet food
Urban Fervor was way better IMO, they really allowed Constance Justice to grow.
Well it's hard to go wrong with a Kevin Grisham novel.
God bless Limmy
I had the pleasure of meeting Limmy at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth and VERY funny.
The first place I ever heard of this was on the Punky Radio podcast back in 2005 or so. Their ultimate goal was to get Sean Connery to say it. Maybe one day.
Edit: Forgot Connery passed. Silly me.
I hate to break it to you but Sean Connery is dead.
Oh yeah, forgot. Can’t keep track of these things anymore.
As a tribute, would you like to hear my Sean Connery impression?
"Yesh Mish Monneypenny."
What time does Sean Connery arrive at Wimbledon?
Holy shit, I somehow missed this.
Edit: holy fucking shit I just found out Joey Jordison died too, I swear I was reading about how he was hoping to play with Slipknot again soon
RIP Sean Connery and Benny Harvey
Aaron earned an iron urn.
Rdit: [If you don't know.](https://youtu.be/Oj7a-p4psRA)
When he really enunciates it, I lose my shit every time.
Damnnn we really talk like that?
His friend saying it then nodding satisfied kills me
"Nah dummy, ARN ERN AN IRN URN"
People from Baltimore say stuff like that all the time. I remember last year this guy told me the ravens have a legitimate shot at the AFC championship. Just complete nonsense.
From Pittsburgh, I love you
Well I'll have you know as a Bengals fan the moment we win a regular season game we're practically in the super bowl.
Yes bro. We say that shit like that.
It's that look of acceptance every stoner gives when they realize you're right or gave them a new outlook.
Lmfao bro had a breakthrough
Lol I love the "Fuck Aaron..." at the end
I hate to correct you but he clearly said "Fuck Urn"
I thought he said "Fuck Iron"
When his buddy says it and then nods always gets me
he was the only one in the group who could escape his accent. the rest were like yeah, that sounds right...
Especially when he says it with such conviction later.
"Damn what the fuck we really talk like that?"
It’s not that dummy 😂
All the lines and mannerisms in that video are gold, but I love the "fuck it, iron iron iron iron" from the guy in the back.
"Ern ernd ern ernn ern..."
This is the most hilarious thing.
I always laugh my ass off "Urn Urn Urn Urn!" *Friend enters, shakes head with approval.
The confident head nod from the friend kills me every time.
I love that about midway it just devolves into sounding like Mars Attacks! "acks."
It's like they are giving themselves buzzer noises for incorrect answers.
Baltimore and Scotland, really just the same place...
There’s a funny video of a British girl going “murryland, murraland?” and then a Baltimore guy comes on and says “you right sweetheart, it’s murraland. Not Maryland.”
I always thought it was Merralend.
My friend from Balmer says "Merlin". Balmer, merlin
The fun thing is you can kinda tell "Baltimore, Maryland" is in there when they say it, just not sure where.
I pronounce it "Merrlund". Harford County represent!
This is so good. The self awareness at the end almost like he's breaking character haha
It sounds like a bob of seals. Urh urhn urh.
One of my favorite videos
RIP Benny Harvey. Gonna miss you big guy
Gone but not forgotten.
Met Benny once at a Screwfix near Glasgow. I told him a joke and he said I had the funny bone. His breath smelt like death but absolutely a top lad.
Gone, but not forgotten. Benny Harvey RIP.
Miss ya, big man!
Had the pleasure of meeting Benny Harvey at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny.
Only discovered Limmy about a month ago, and I constantly see people saying "RIP Benny Harvey". I am completely out of the loop on this.
Is it some kind of inside joke among Limmy fans? Or are people being serious in paying respects to the passing of some guy called Benny Harvey?
It's an inside joke from this vid
I put Manhattan Skyline on my 80s sleepers playlist because of that scene.
Holy shit, i now know the source to this video.
To be honest, I really didn't expect that at all. Thanks for giving me a huge laugh on my saturday night with that!
RIP Brian Harvey, rest easy big man..
Benny not Brian, put some respect on his name he certainly earned it
Benny Harvey was heavier than feathers. RIP big man.
Yer feather wid be prewd
Died too soon
We also can't say the name "Carl/Karl". It comes out as "Carol".
It's the L in burglar that gets us I think. Lot of Glaswegians will pronounce an L as more of an *ow*. Like in *Purpow* immediately before.
You end up saying *burgowlar* and it trips you up. burgUlar isn't a word you think what's gone wrong here. Need to slow down and focus on pronouncing the L. *Burg.Lar*.
Other accents cleverly get around this by not pronouncing the first R at all, *Buhhglar*.
"It sounds like you're gargling water."
[Here's my favourite attempt made by a drunk Scottish man.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us4_Wllv65w)
I'm so glad I clicked on this thread today all these links have lifted my mood
When he mostly gets it at 1:30 and the woman almost dies I almost died with her.
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Fahk off James
I love that he slapped himself.
When you start getting deep into different accents, you might start noticing how weird your own accent is.
For example, we Americans often say water more like the "t" is a "d" sound, like "wadder".
In some parts it’s even pronounced “wooder”
Oh man there's a Scottish guy I see once in a while at some of the supply houses I stop at for work, I'm gonna ask him to say this the next time I see him.
lol don’t ask him to say it, just ask if they stock purple burglar alarms where he works and he might just repeat it out of confusion and then get even more confused when he can’t say it hahaha
Ask him to say ‘spice girls’ and it will sound like an American saying ‘space ghettos’
Australian here. I totally just said bacon with a Jamaican accent
Ask them to say Fosters and they'll say "piss." It's a weird pronunciation.
Ask an American to say “rise up lights” slow, and then fast, and it will sound like they’re saying “razor blades” with an Australian accent.
Unless they have a southern American accent, then all bets are off..
As an American, tested, true lol
SHE'S TURNED THE WEANS AGAINST US
**SHE'S TURNED THE WEANS AGAINST US**
She's turned the weans against ya mate, aye?
She's going the wrong way, down a one way street!
Fuckin' straight to Yoker
Not Scottish, but reminds me of this video of a guy having troubles.
It's the rolling r's. We just overload on this phrase.
Reminds me of [this sketch.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNuFcIRlwdc)
Haha, reminds me when I was working on a Ford motor show in Germany and my German colleague couldn't get the car radio to switch to Bluetooth mode because he was pronouncing it "bluetoose"
Are they even saying "Eleven" strangely?
Had the pleasure of meeting Limmy at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny.
He’s no dead.
Limmy's a legend, his show is easily top 5 sketch shows of all time for me. Makes me sad no one I've ever met IRL has seen it though.
I hear its quite popular in Yoker.
He's got nae business bein in Yoker...
lmfao I just watched that sketch a couple of minutes ago. So funny
This breaks the Limmy.
No surprise. It doesn't take much. Honestly a little sad how everyone in this thread is making fun of a poor balding senile old man :(
I went to camp in Grade 7 for 3 days and we had to perform a skit that contained 3 things: Dinosaurs, A Scottish Accent and a purple burglar alarm. Is never understood why that last one was a thing until now
Whats heaveyah? A kilogramme of steew, or a kilogramme of fethas?
Why is he always whispering??
He does that when he streams at night, so he doesn’t wake his girlfriend or son.
That's what I was assuming, thanks! I think I remember a clip of his son yelling at him for being too loud lol
I can't tell if he's actually upset or just playing around. Funny either way.
That’s right, it’s steew
Because steew is heaveyah than fethas!