occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
My recent time in Newcastle was north enough for me.
In the 1980s I had an encounter of the third kind with a car park cashier in Newcastle. When I asked him at which shops I could get the parking fee refunded, he opened his mouth and a torrent of sounds came out of it of which I understood nothing - nada - niente. As there was no interpreter around and as he didn't provide any subtitles, I still don't know what the gentleman tried to tell me. That was enough for ME.
I suppose that's the advantage of artificial English over real English.You have some Arctic followers in Alaska too.
Sidney: Yes, they are from Fairbanks, which is 64 degrees northern latitude.