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Whats with Parkistan?


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11 minutes ago, RJT1979 said:

Joanne Lumley and other Journalists keep referring to Pakistan as Parkistan so they don't have to say the word Paki lol. Its been bugging me for a while.

Isn't it because that's how posh and Southern people talk? 

I was in Lidl and having a chat with the cashier and I said "mask." I'm from Lancashire originally. She failed to understand and I said it a couple more times. Then finally I said it the local Wokingham way "maarsk", which she got OK. 

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35 minutes ago, Funn3r said:

Isn't it because that's how posh and Southern people talk? 

I was in Lidl and having a chat with the cashier and I said "mask." I'm from Lancashire originally. She failed to understand and I said it a couple more times. Then finally I said it the correct way "maarsk", which she got OK. 

FTFY

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2 minutes ago, NewryH said:

FTFY

Is there a pronunciation guide to "a" anywhere? Have often wondered. 

In south/Posh dialect there seems no logic to it. Math/path, father/lather. 

Etc. 

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26 minutes ago, Funn3r said:

Is there a pronunciation guide to "a" anywhere? Have often wondered. 

In south/Posh dialect there seems no logic to it. Math/path, father/lather. 

Etc. 

I struggled teaching my kids to speak/spell that long A down south. P-A-T-H, pronounced paaaath.  No, I don't know why either.

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4 hours ago, Sucralose Ray Leonard said:

Same reason Geordies say Nukeastle. People of Pakistan say Parkista'an. 

 

Same thing as most first language people pronouncing muslim and islam with a z sound whereas Arabic and some other speakers use a noticeably soft s (musslim and isslam almost). 

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6 hours ago, swiss_democracy_for_all said:

I'm a Southerner, but not as posh as Joanna, and I say it like "Packistan".

However I pronounce a bath like "barth" (well, so northern monkey friends tell me). There are no rules.

 

Thats the way I say it and likely most here in Northern Ireland. 

Or more like Pack A Stan.

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