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OT: help in English

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Wyvern, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    I have a doubt with the proper grammar in a couple of lyrics:

    Thin Lizzy - Heart Attack = I love that girl but she don't love me back

    Def Leppard - It Don't Matter = It don't matter, it don't matter, it don't matter to me

    I understood all my life that for he/she/it the proper form of the verb is doesn't

    Am I missing something here, or is a poetic license?
     
  2. JonnyD

    JonnyD Chef Metal

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    Wyvern I think it is poetic license ... Bad grammar in rock songs is normal :D
     
  3. Dee Snarl

    Dee Snarl Enormous Member

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    I know - it's like people doesn't care anymore!
     
  4. tsorl

    tsorl Borne on Wings of Steel

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    These guys do have a good excuse though; they're German. :D
     
  5. SickBoy

    SickBoy Croatian Panzer division

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    But there is no excuse for such a stupid album title...
    Or such crappy album. :D
     
  6. TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash

    TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash New Metal Member

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    The correct grammar is "doesn't" but rock songs always have "slang" words and phrasing.

    "Ain't" for example is slang, that isn't proper English either. (The correct word would be "aren't" because ain't is used as an abbreviation for 'are not') But that's all over the place!
     
  7. Wyrd1

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    Who's German, Thin Lizzy or Def Leppard?? Both are British bands:D

    As for the lyrics, Def Leppard hail from Sheffield, England and they have just incorparted Yorkshire slang. Listen to some broad Yorkshire dialect for a bit then I am sure you will understand why Def Leppard don't use the proper queens english.
     
  8. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Thanks to everybody, I guess it never ocurred to me that change verbs form can be considered slang. Now it makes total sense to me.
     
  9. zeppelin

    zeppelin pǝƃuɐq ǝq ɹo ƃuɐq

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    I shall hits yous amongst the eyes, till the blood becomes. :loco:
     
  10. carnut

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    Give them some South African 'slang' Zep, most colourful language in the world !!
    Something like the metro is called a mole-train :D (and there are hundreds of these)
    What's that new word under your avatar now ? (no, Im not gonna ask my SA sis-in-law :loco: )
    My guess is something like a lazy mother or so ???
     
  11. ElectricWiz

    ElectricWiz Steal Your Face

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    Correction: It's like people doesn't care no more.
     
  12. TheWhisper

    TheWhisper Cobra Kai Never Dies

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    Nobody don't care no more.
     
  13. Soul of Ice

    Soul of Ice Rusted Angel

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    Well, at least one band addressed their inadequacies in their name...


    BAD ENGLISH

    har har har. sigh.
     
  14. Wyvern

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    Anybody ain't care anymore :loco:
     
  15. kuier

    kuier Glam Overlorde of Spandex

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    ja bru, tune them straight, one time, cuzzy! :ill: :cool:
     
  16. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    Ha ha ha just you wait Brother Vern !! I am from the Southeast US, namely Alabama. We are made fun of by people outside of the Southeast part of the US because of our Southern "drawl."

    Drawl - Function: verb Etymology: probably frequentative of draw intransitive senses : to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged.

    The truth is, we don't necessarily speak slow, but Southerners have their own dialect. We use mostly the same wourds, but "ya'll" (sounds like yaw) is very common and is short for you all. I am very easy to understand when I am talking to non-southerners or foreighners. I have pretty fine English skills when I need them and it is simply automatic for me to talk plainly when addressing people out of my region. However..... if you hang out with me enough, you will also hang out with Shaye (Urban Breed's fiancee) and although she is in Atlanta (which is technically The South, but doesn't count because of all of the migration from other parts of the country and world due to it's large size,) she grew up in Alabama as well. If you listen to us, when we are talking with each other, see if you can understand what we are saying. The Southern "drawl" automatically comes back up from both of us when we start talking to another Southerner. I think you will find it interesting.


    Bryant
     
  17. TheWhisper

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    I heard that.
     
  18. Dee Snarl

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    Please address questions of grammar and syntax to Shai Hulud...
     
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    I'm hip on that Bryant! I lived in Charlotte for 2 years when I had my NASCAR gig. It took me a long time before I could easily decipher the natives when they spoke. It's not just slang and presentation either, them southerners got themselves their own terminology as well.

    My first lesson came the first time I went into a grocery store and some lady asked me "Ah ya true wit yo bugga". I had no idea what she was asking me, but fortunately I had a translator with me. The lady was asking if I was through with my grocery cart because she wanted to use it (most of the carts [buggies, as they call 'em in da sout'] were stuck out in the snowbanks in the parking lot).

    NP: Bloodbound - Nosferatu
     
  20. Wyvern

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    Guys you are scaring me! :p

    @ Bryant: don't worry when you finally hear me talking you will have enough laughter ;)

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