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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by eddie on Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:49 pm

Storm, have you ever actually had something happen whereby your life has been put at risk due to language problems?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:08 pm

It's not so much English skills, it's strong accents which are the problem IMO.

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Post by eddie on Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:56 pm

I'm pretty good with accents. Perhaps it's a generational thing anyway. I'd imagine elderly people who've never really met a Russian before, might struggle to understand a Russian doctor who has a strong accent.

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:00 pm

I must admit, whenever I meet someone who struggles to understand accents, I think they must not get out much. Or maybe they suffer from hearing loss, that can be part of the problem.

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Post by eddie on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:04 pm

I blame the forunuz for not speaking English

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:06 pm

eddie wrote:I blame the forunuz for not speaking English

Dey shud talk like propa whitiz, innit?


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Post by eddie on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:08 pm

He's Scottish. lol!

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:10 pm

eddie wrote:He's Scottish. lol!

Well der, I know a Scottish accent and the video title says so. I was making a larger point ... sigh. My genius is wasted here.

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by eddie on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:12 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:He's Scottish. lol!

Well der, I know a Scottish accent and the video title says so. I was making a larger point ... sigh. My genius is wasted here.

Well what do you expect from me? I'm a foruna! Razz

Ah. I get it now. Der indeed. Embarassed

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:33 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:He's Scottish. lol!

Well der, I know a Scottish accent and the video title says so. I was making a larger point ... sigh. My genius is wasted here.

Name that dialect.

If'n thou'sll thet babbis'hed, I'd reet clapp'owd for me'sen to si' thi. Now't lek a reet gradely jackbit t'fullern belly when clemt. And I've towd thee, Ben Reilly, thou speks funna thee dunt'tah?
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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by eddie on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:33 pm

Right....so....what's your thinking on this and why has it bothered you so much for so long?

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:35 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:I must admit, whenever I meet someone who struggles to understand accents, I think they must not get out much. Or maybe they suffer from hearing loss, that can be part of the problem.

It's not very fair to blame the person having difficulties with an accent rather than the person who can't modify their accent. When people learn English, it depends on where they're from as to what kind of accent they will have, and they need to modify it. Speaking too quickly is another problem - they just need to slow down if they know they have a strong accent.

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:42 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
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eddie wrote:He's Scottish. lol!

Well der, I know a Scottish accent and the video title says so. I was making a larger point ... sigh. My genius is wasted here.

Name that dialect.

If'n thou'sll thet babbis'hed, I'd reet clapp'owd for me'sen to si' thi.  Now't lek a reet gradely jackbit t'fullern belly when clemt.  And I've towd thee, Ben Reilly, thou speks funna thee dunt'tah?  

Well, having never been to the UK, I would naturally be a lot less familiar with British accents than with, say, Mexican, Vietnamese or Pakistani. But I'll take a stab at it -- Yorkshire? Not that I understand one word in two ...

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by eddie on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:44 pm

Is it Geordie?

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:55 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

Name that dialect.

If'n thou'sll thet babbis'hed, I'd reet clapp'owd for me'sen to si' thi.  Now't lek a reet gradely jackbit t'fullern belly when clemt.  And I've towd thee, Ben Reilly, thou speks funna thee dunt'tah?  

Well, having never been to the UK, I would naturally be a lot less familiar with British accents than with, say, Mexican, Vietnamese or Pakistani. But I'll take a stab at it -- Yorkshire? Not that I understand one word in two ...

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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:55 pm

eddie wrote:Is it Geordie?


lol!


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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:56 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

Name that dialect.

If'n thou'sll thet babbis'hed, I'd reet clapp'owd for me'sen to si' thi.  Now't lek a reet gradely jackbit t'fullern belly when clemt.  And I've towd thee, Ben Reilly, thou speks funna thee dunt'tah?  

Well, having never been to the UK, I would naturally be a lot less familiar with British accents than with, say, Mexican, Vietnamese or Pakistani. But I'll take a stab at it -- Yorkshire? Not that I understand one word in two ...

That's the whole point of this thread, isn't it?
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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:20 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

Name that dialect.

If'n thou'sll thet babbis'hed, I'd reet clapp'owd for me'sen to si' thi.  Now't lek a reet gradely jackbit t'fullern belly when clemt.  And I've towd thee, Ben Reilly, thou speks funna thee dunt'tah?  

Well, having never been to the UK, I would naturally be a lot less familiar with British accents than with, say, Mexican, Vietnamese or Pakistani. But I'll take a stab at it -- Yorkshire? Not that I understand one word in two ...

That's the whole point of this thread, isn't it?

Yes, that even native Brits speak accents that are unintelligible to other English speakers, so it's unfair to complain about da forunuz having dey own aksents too, innit?

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:22 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
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That's the whole point of this thread, isn't it?

Yes, that even native Brits speak accents that are unintelligible to other English speakers, so it's unfair to complain about da forunuz having dey own aksents too, innit?

I guess the point is... if you work in the public sector, you need to speak slowly and clearly. If you have a heavy accent you need to modify it, even if you're from Wigan.
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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:24 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
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That's the whole point of this thread, isn't it?

Yes, that even native Brits speak accents that are unintelligible to other English speakers, so it's unfair to complain about da forunuz having dey own aksents too, innit?

I guess the point is... if you work in the public sector, you need to speak slowly and clearly.    If you have a heavy accent you need to modify it, even if you're from Wigan.

Even if you're from Wigan, if you can heal the human body, someone somewhere is going to slap a lab coat on you and put you in a doctor's office.

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by eddie on Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:05 pm

Horatio you've either typed that badly or I'm not that good at accents.


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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:18 pm

eddie wrote:Horatio you've either typed that badly or I'm not that good at accents.


You have to read it aloud with a heavy accent. tongue
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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:11 am

the most indecipherable Accent is northern English.
worse than the strongest Indian or asian accent speaking enlgish.

the Op is laughable so what? you got new docotrs every 100km cause the local hill Shepherds cant speak American properly

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by nicko on Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:47 am

That accent is "Black Country"?
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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:17 am

nicko wrote:That accent is "Black Country"?
all i know is that we had 2 backpackers one from london and sone from some small town in the north

all night we were getting the london guy to translate, towards the end of the nigth the northerner had gone for a piss of something and the londoner turns to us all and Say "Why are you asking me what he said? I cant Understand a word he fuckin says either!!"
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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by eddie on Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:44 am

veya_victaous wrote:
nicko wrote:That accent is "Black Country"?
all i know is that we had 2 backpackers one from london and sone from some small town in the north

all night we were getting the london guy to translate, towards the end of the nigth the northerner had gone for a piss of something and the londoner turns to us all and Say "Why are you asking me what he said? I cant Understand a word he fuckin says either!!"
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lol!

I used to translate for a Jamaican guy when he spoke to my bajun friend. She couldn't understand a word he said!!

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Post by Eilzel on Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:50 am

Veya do you know which northern area he was from? Manchester? Liverpool, Newcastle, Yorkshire? Many accents in the North alone Wink

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Post by Miffs2 on Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:22 am

Raggamuffin wrote:It's not so much English skills, it's strong accents which are the problem IMO.

Of course it is. Made worse when they are using medical terminology. I ask once for the person to speak clearly, if I still can't understand I ask for a nurse/receptionist to translate
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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:37 am

nicko wrote:That accent is "Black Country"?

Which one? The one I posted? It's Wiganese.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:04 am

Major wrote:I have had a at this and realise our own country has accents which most of us have heard at some time in our life and cope.

It is the overseas doctors where the difficulty lies.

Well, perhaps we've just got to be more tolerant, yes?
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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:48 am

Ben Reilly wrote:
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I blame the forunuz for not speaking English


Dey shud talk like propa whitiz, innit?




Suspect

Personally, I blame Photoshop...

Especially the Arabic, Polish and Romanian versions..

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:41 pm

Eilzel wrote:Veya do you know which northern area he was from? Manchester? Liverpool, Newcastle, Yorkshire? Many accents in the North alone Wink

a small town near the irish coast, i had never heard of it and cannot remeber.

looked at map the region is 'northwest'


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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Irn Bru on Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:43 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:He's Scottish. lol!

Well der, I know a Scottish accent and the video title says so. I was making a larger point ... sigh. My genius is wasted here.

Name that dialect.

If'n thou'sll thet babbis'hed, I'd reet clapp'owd for me'sen to si' thi.  Now't lek a reet gradely jackbit t'fullern belly when clemt.  And I've towd thee, Ben Reilly, thou speks funna thee dunt'tah?  

Is it Lanky?
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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:45 pm

Major wrote:I have had a at this and realise our own country has accents which most of us have heard at some time in our life and cope.

It is the overseas doctors where the difficulty lies.

Umm No the fault is with the person that can't understand Suspect Suspect

or the small group that speaks funny...... which would be the Brits.
far more doctors in the world have Indian/Pakistani or Asian Accents than English ones.

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:54 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
nicko wrote:That accent is "Black Country"?

Which one?  The one I posted?   It's Wiganese.

Ah! I tried to read 'Road to Wigan Pier' once. Needed more lightsabers.

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Post by Syl on Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:03 pm

veya_victaous[ wrote:the most indecipherable Accent is northern English
worse than the strongest Indian or asian accent speaking enlgish.

the Op is laughable so what? you got new docotrs every 100km cause the local hill Shepherds cant speak American properly


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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:12 pm

Irn Bru wrote:
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Name that dialect.

If'n thou'sll thet babbis'hed, I'd reet clapp'owd for me'sen to si' thi.  Now't lek a reet gradely jackbit t'fullern belly when clemt.  And I've towd thee, Ben Reilly, thou speks funna thee dunt'tah?  

Is it Lanky?

Wiganese.
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Post by Syl on Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:14 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
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Is it Lanky?

Wiganese.  

I think people would be surprised if they heard you speak HT.....you sound just like a lady. Razz

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Post by Irn Bru on Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:41 am

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Name that dialect.

If'n thou'sll thet babbis'hed, I'd reet clapp'owd for me'sen to si' thi.  Now't lek a reet gradely jackbit t'fullern belly when clemt.  And I've towd thee, Ben Reilly, thou speks funna thee dunt'tah?  

Is it Lanky?

Wiganese.  

The only thing I know about Wigan is their football team and that Billy Boston played rugby for Wigan in their hey dey. I've only ever passed it on the M6 going somwhere else.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:43 am

I think it is Funny
an Arab, Indian, Anglo, Asian or Islander Australian sound more a like than British people that live less than 2 hours drive(200km) away from each other.
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

hardly any difference between Perth and Sydeny and they are 4000km apart (40 hours drive)

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Eilzel on Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:09 am

veya_victaous wrote:
Eilzel wrote:Veya do you know which northern area he was from? Manchester? Liverpool, Newcastle, Yorkshire? Many accents in the North alone Wink

a small town near the irish coast, i had never heard of it and cannot remeber.

looked at map the region is 'northwest'

Scouse accent probably. Maybe Brombrough or Southport? Somewhere in that area. May have sounded like Steven Gerrard the football player- not the nicest accent- but then I'm Mancunian so I would say that Wink

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:48 am

Syl wrote:
veya_victaous[ wrote:the most indecipherable Accent is northern English
worse than the strongest Indian or asian accent speaking enlgish.

the Op is laughable so what? you got new docotrs every 100km cause the local hill Shepherds cant speak American properly


No, but like, seriously? Y'all totes need to step up on y'all's American. Cuz you're seriously off fleek.

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:27 am

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Major wrote:I have had a at this and realise our own country has accents which most of us have heard at some time in our life and cope.

It is the overseas doctors where the difficulty lies.

Umm No the fault is with the person that can't understand  Suspect  Suspect

or the small group that speaks funny...... which would be the Brits.
far more doctors in the world have Indian/Pakistani or Asian Accents than English ones.

Indians and Pakistanis in India and Pakistan are perfectly free to complain about English accents.

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:27 pm

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Wiganese.  

I think people would be surprised if they heard you speak HT.....you sound just like a lady. Razz

I'm not a northerner either. I was born in London.
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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by Syl on Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:47 pm

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I think people would be surprised if they heard you speak HT.....you sound just like a lady. Razz

I'm not a northerner either.  I was born in London.

I know, you told me that ages ago when we were talking about Salford.
You have a very cultured BBC newsreader sirca 1950's sort of accent.

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:23 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:
Major wrote:I have had a at this and realise our own country has accents which most of us have heard at some time in our life and cope.

It is the overseas doctors where the difficulty lies.

Umm No the fault is with the person that can't understand  Suspect  Suspect

or the small group that speaks funny...... which would be the Brits.
far more doctors in the world have Indian/Pakistani or Asian Accents than English ones.

Indians and Pakistanis in India and Pakistan are perfectly free to complain about English accents.


well I live amoung all of them, so I get to complain about those that don't speak Aussie or at least American properly Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

and in the Western world if you cant speak understandable American you may as well be speaking Chinese (although in most of the world Chinese is more understandable thasn most English accents)

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Re: Foreign Doctors Poor English

Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:48 pm

Syl wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

I'm not a northerner either.  I was born in London.

I know, you told me that ages ago when we were talking about Salford.
You have a very cultured BBC newsreader sirca 1950's sort of accent.

I use it to great effect when uttering profanities. bounce bounce
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