Discussion Forum

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
Or similar?
Is it indicative of a dialect pattern ?
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
2013/07/11
7:46pm
Robert
Member
Forum Posts: 445
Member Since:
2011/10/03
Offline
2 spies meeting in secret, both filled with mutual mistrusts–

‘You’re not being clever, are you? Like, you haven’t got a photographer tucked round the corner, or similar?’

It seems that the author is purposely using ‘or similar?‘ for realism- to invoke how someone sounds who is Anglo but not American or English- perhaps an Irishman, or one or another of Her Majesty’s non-British subjects.

Am I right about that?

2013/07/12
10:34am
Member
Forum Posts: 27
Member Since:
2013/06/15
Offline

Being an Anglo (now living in the US), I can’t say I’ve thought about it, but I’m sure I used to say something like that, or similar! I don’t think it’s anything I’d usually see written so agree with you that it’s used purposely. It does get the mind thinking about what other nefarious activities the spy might be up to.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 1147

Currently Online:
29 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Heimhenge: 891

Bob Bridges: 680

Ron Draney: 663

RobertB: 476

deaconB: 473

Robert: 445

tromboniator: 428

Dick: 418

samaphore: 312

dilettante: 287

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 611

Members: 3052

Moderators: 1

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 1

Topics: 3313

Posts: 17549

Newest Members: scottcolbath, Disappointed, grapedesk, Lakshmi, mphilip271, kopperklapper, webspinner1, kdarnell, Gary Campesi, KDeppa

Administrators: Martha Barnette: 820, Grant Barrett: 1443, EmmettRedd: 725, Glenn: 1692, timfelten: 0