>Melvyn,thank you for the links and resources, I am ill at the moment and
Sorry to hear that, Lenka. Is there anything else we can do on Czechlist to
cheer you up??
>so I just checked them out and found quite a good stuff I willneed
in my studies sooner or later.
Again, Rachel (AKA Cousin IT) is the one to thank.
> And, as usual, little question to ask.Uh-oh
> I have a friend from Manchester, whouses the work "chuck" all the time. He told me it was typical for people
from Manchester only, however, refused to tell me what it actually meant.
Could you tell me, please?
Gosh, makes it sound quite sinister:). Well my etymological dictionary
tells me it is a
northern (don't laugh, Rachel) expression of endearment, similar to
'dearie', or 'love' (you
might notice that shopkeepers will often call you 'love' in the north) and
that it simply derives
from 'chick' as in 'chicken'. I guess this explains why we sometimes call
eggs 'chuckie eggs'
in our far northern plovince. It is used all the time in our local soap
opera "Coronation Street"
(the oldest TV soap opera in the world - non-stop since 1960. One of the
been in it since the start. It has fifteen million viewers every episode and
commercial break, the level of the local reservoirs visibly drops as
fifteen million people put
the kettle on and/or flush the toilet. Fact). The characters usually say
"Ayup chuck' in a
drawling (Hi Todd) dopey-sounding nasal Mancunian English.
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