Quote from an article I was reading about S4
"...hopefully some more U.K. signings to come as well, and a few American cast as well. That is part of the fun of the script as well, which is the culture clash. It's not just going to be, well ... you know how sometimes Americans crop up in dramas for no reason. This going to be the Americans puzzling at the Welsh, the Welsh not knowing what's going on in America ... there is a lot of fun with that.
Sounds like our discussion will live on and questions may start coming in the other direction!
What do you guys/gals call the queen?
Mom or Mum? I was watching Doctor Who S2 Ep2 and it sounded like Rose and the Doc kept calling her Mom, but I thought y'all said Mum instead of Mom. Maybe there were saying ma'am?
would always be ma'am, prince charles might call her mum though
it's ma'am, that kinda sounds like mum because while we yanks would go 'maaaam' iwth a long A, the brits tend to go 'mum' cause they use a short a
I thought it was strange for them to call her Mom/Mum, but I know some of the british intelligence (at least in movies) use those kind of names (or so I thought) and so I wasn't sure.
Last edited by Spimman; September 9th, 2010 at 09:42 AM.
yanks tend to go 'ma'am' and pronounce all 4 letters, brits go mam and smash the three together into one
Her Majesty is ma'am pronounced maaRm. Where as a female officer in the military is (supposed to be) ma'am, pronounced mam.
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An same as Flying Bennett, I am walking clinche who drinks tea pretty much all the time, it the only hot drink I drink regularly, cannot stand coffee. An I am of cause always planning on taking over the world an doing evil things, with a posh accent of cause.
Last edited by knowles2; August 11th, 2010 at 05:46 AM.
Never heard the name Ianto outside TW to be honest so will bow down to the Welsh people on that.
Owen is a stereotypical Cockney/Londoner, as for the Welsh characters, again I bow down to those on the other side of the Severn.
I was born and have lived most of my life in England but spent a few years living in Scotland and have a Welsh Mum. I consider myself British. However I have to admit that that is a rare sentiment nowadays.
How much language is allowed depends on the time of day.
They're cuss words but "bloody" is pretty minor though B-cks is heavier
I identity myself as Scottish. Scottish and ProudHow do British identify themselves? British or Welsh/English/Scottish/Irish?
Do the Americans not take Milk in their Tea? ewwwwww. I can't drink Tea black
I'll just 'ditto' Linda's post.
Edinburgh natives are thought of, by other Scots, as being mean. There is a famous phrase that they are supposed to utter if you visit them - "You'll have had your tea." It is said as a statement rather than a question.
thought the last scene of the teaser at the end of the first episode was funny, when someone from dollhouse called gwen english and gwen punched her and said im welsh
as for national identity i consider myself british
and im another coffee drinking heretic
Quick run down on how the UK works it's a bit complex as we haven't had a clean slate constitutionally since well 1066 compounded by the fact non of it is written down
That vid does skip of the complexities of the crown that's some pedantic insanity you could spend an hour on and will probably upset people with strong opinions on Irish terminology as that's contentious you could spend hours on it.
This should show that British national identity is totally incomprehensible the only hard rule is dont mix the home nations eg dont call a welsh person English or any other combination.
On Tea very popular one of those reasonably deserved stereotypes
although when people say their english, scottish etc not british i like to remind them they must not be wanting their british passports