The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1237071
Posted By: Rapparee
30-Jul-04 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Out here in Idaho we speaketh Middle English all the time, but then, this ith a pretty conthervative thtate. Jutht yethterday I wath thipping my horn of mead when thix Viking Bertherkerth tharted thwinging thwordth and axeth around. Fortunately, the polithe came and shot them with tranquilither dartth before they could doeth much damage. They are now in the County Gaol awaitingth execution.

And if you thinketh that ith harsh and cruel, you should theeth want they do to folkth who jaywalk.

You see, when I post to mudcat I translate from Idahoan -- a variant of the Northernmost quadrant of the Wester half of East South Eastern Midlands Middle English dialect -- to contemporary English. The above (a true happening) is representative of actual Idaho speech.