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October 13, 2007

name that country

the other night when my battery died, a rather shy man with a foreign accent helped me jump start my car.

his accent was almost certainly from England, Scotland or Wales, although i am not sure exactly which one, and now i'm curious. i should have asked him, but i didn't.

he did say one peculiar thing to me, that i'm hoping might identify his country of origin: "that's a pretty new looking carrier you have there." i'm pretty sure that by carrier he meant my car. and i'm pretty sure he did say the word "carrier".

any ideas? world travelers and residents of the british isles?

Posted by lisa at October 13, 2007 12:46 AM

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Is there a luggage rack or the like on the top of the car?

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas on October 13, 2007 10:23 AM

no, this was the convertible. and the top was down at the time.

Posted by: lisa on October 13, 2007 10:27 AM

The convertible has company -- Phoebe's finally getting a new battery today.

Posted by: Stephanie on October 13, 2007 01:42 PM

I would venture to say he's Scottish, in particular Glaswegian, and he said 'car you have there'. Glaswegians kind of slur all their words together.

http://clyde-valley.com/glasgow/dialect.htm

Posted by: Marianne on October 14, 2007 05:42 PM

marianne: i think you may be right. he said very, very little and seemed to be painfully shy, so i didn't have much to go on, but scottish and possibly glaswegian was my first guess.

i had just been listening to the proclaimers, so i was afraid i just thought it was scottish because of that.

Posted by: lisa on October 14, 2007 06:51 PM

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