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Cord watter

By oldgreyheron      
At the Stokesley Show there is always a row of proudly displayed engines. Here we have a beautiful little engine chugging away, winning first prize and with an owner with a sense of humour. Those not familiar with North Yorkshire dialect may take a moment or two to understand the writing on the plastic container.

1/125s f9 ISO 400

Please let me know what you think, many thanks, Mike

Tags: General Show Steam engine Stokesley Dialect

Voters: woolybill1, davewaine, AndyCRevitt and 13 more

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woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2007 6:57PM
Just lovely, Mike, so beautifully observed. I love the movement on the flywheels; I can almost hear the engine chugging away.

In my late incarnation as a languages teacher I was always reckoned to be more sensitive than most to nuances of the English language, the world's leading source of pitfalls and pratfalls. But to make such statements intentionally is itself a sign of linguistic sensitivity, don't you think?

davewaine 13 141 3 England
27 Sep 2007 7:05PM
Although a furreigner from't far narth, I went tu't collidge in Barnsley, so I can speak't langwidge.
Nice one, Mike.
27 Sep 2007 7:10PM
Can I encourage all to ameliorate your forpine perspicuity and eschew pleonastic and tumid prolixities? Thank you, Mike
AndyCRevitt 13 12 Wales
27 Sep 2007 7:18PM
Aye lad a reeght belter.
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2007 7:30PM
To quote Captain Hans Gehring ('Allo Allo') -

"One - All" .........
27 Sep 2007 7:35PM
I submit... M
glyndwr 13 66 10 Wales
27 Sep 2007 7:40PM
Great detail and shutter speed.

27 Sep 2007 7:46PM
Thanks Robert for a sane photographic comment - I think the rest of us so far have gone a little silly (but - hey - if anyone else wants to do that it's OK too!) M
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
27 Sep 2007 8:00PM
well shown and described I hope all dialects throughout this land continue to thrive
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2290 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2007 8:05PM
Right so this is what Himself was chuckling over just now...
I just like t watter being for t injun. Him Hiawatter, obviously.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2290 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2007 8:30PM
Bill says I have to apologise for being silly. Which is rich coming from him...
DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
27 Sep 2007 9:57PM
A wonderful capture Mike.
Lots of detail & great colours.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
27 Sep 2007 9:59PM
Love the injin Mike-- only, over here we use that as a slang term refering to a Native American--

But, since I now have a nephew in law who grew up in Barnsley--- Thanks for the language tips-- I met his parents and could not understand a word they said--
Fascinating to me -- all the says to "speak English"

Love the engine!

27 Sep 2007 10:04PM
This may not be the star image of the day or evening, but thanks to all who have joined in, either for fun or for photography - we are surely here for both!

27 Sep 2007 11:52PM
great capture.
I had to laugh reading all the above comments lol

Dee Smile
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
29 Sep 2007 8:02PM
1924 and still going strong! Love that Smile

brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 5:50PM
Lovely little injin - like it. Great capture.

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