Conversations 3

PETS

Intish Standard English
Mr. Trayne be walking through the town park when he see Mrs. Yu with a dog next to her. He walk over to her. Mr. Trayne is walking through the town park when he sees Mrs. Yu with a dog next to her. He walks over to her.
T: Mrs. Yu. T: Mrs. Yu.
Y: Mr. Trayne. What a surprise. Do you often come through here? Y: Mr. Trayne. What a surprise. Do you often come through here?
T: I always walk through the park on my way home from teaching. T: I always walk through the park on my way home from teaching.
Y: I admit that I don’t come here often. But it be a really nice day today. Y: I admit that I don’t come here often. But it’s a really nice day today.
T: Yes, it certainly be. And that be a beautiful dog. T: Yes, it certainly is. And that’s a beautiful dog.
Y: Yes, it be. Y: Yes, it is.
T: You must like dogs. T: You must like dogs.
Y: I like all animals, really. At home, I have one dog, two cats, four birds, and many fishes in a big tank. Y: I like all animals, really. At home, I have one dog, two cats, four birds, and many fish in a big tank.
T: I be wondering if you also have a cow and a horse at home. Tell me, do your dog bite? T: I’m wondering if you also have a cow and a horse at home. Tell me, does your dog bite?
Y: Well, no. My dog don’t bite. Y: Well, no. My dog doesn’t bite.
T reach down to the dog, which jump at him and nearly bite him. T reaches down to the dog, which jumps at him and nearly bites him.
T: Hey! You sayed that your dog don’t bite. T: Hey! You said that your dog doesn’t bite.
Y: It don’t. This be not my dog. Y: It doesn’t. This is not my dog.

 

PROJECTS

Intish Standard English
Mrs. Zowt be talking with her science class which include John, Nancy, and Ricky. Mrs. Zowt is talking with her science class which includes John, Nancy, and Ricky.
Z: Nancy, what be you doing for your science project? Z: Nancy, what are you doing for your science project?
N: I be working on something that will make me very rich, miss. N: I’m working on something that will make me very rich, miss.
Z: Oh? And what be that? Z: Oh? And what’s that?
N: It be a liquid that can destroy everything. N: It’s a liquid that can destroy everything.
Z: Everything? Z: Everything?
N: Yes, miss. You can pour this liquid onto whatever it be that you want to be rid of, and – hey! – it disappear. N: Yes, miss. You can pour this liquid onto whatever it is that you want to be rid of, and – hey! – it disappears.
Z: That be wonderful, Nancy, but I have one question. What do you plan to keep this liquid in? Z: That’s wonderful, Nancy, but I have one question. What do you plan to keep this liquid in?
N: In … Miss, I doedn’t think about that. N: In … Miss, I didn’t think about that.
Z: Well, it be back to the drawing board for you, Nancy. Ricky, why be you out of your seat? Z: Well, it’s back to the drawing board for you, Nancy. Ricky, why are you out of your seat?
R: This be my science project, miss. In this bottle, I have a liquid that keep elephants away. I’ve already poured some outside. R: This is my science project, miss. In this bottle, I have a liquid that keeps elephants away. I’ve already poured some outside.
Z: Ricky, I really hate to tell you this, but there be no elephants around here. Z: Ricky, I really hate to tell you this, but there are no elephants around here.
R: That be because of this liquid, miss. Can I pour some in here? R: That’s because of this liquid, miss. Can I pour some in here?
Z: No, Ricky. You should sit down and think about another project. And be quick about it. All projects be due at the end of this month. Z: No, Ricky. You should sit down and think about another project. And be quick about it. All projects are due at the end of this month.
J: Do you want to know what my project be, miss? J: Do you want to know what my project is, miss?
Z: Well, it couldn’t be any more bad than what I’ve heared so far. Could it? Z: Well, it couldn’t be any worse than what I’ve heard so far. Could it?
J: No, miss. It be something to keep ourselfs warm in winter. J: No, miss. It’s something to keep ourselves warm in winter.
Z: Oh, this should be good. A machine that make the days more long? Z: Oh, this should be good. A machine that makes the days longer?
J: Electric clothing, miss. J: Electric clothing, miss.
Z: Electric clothing. Well, now I be really looking forward to the end of this month. Z: Electric clothing. Well, now I’m really looking forward to the end of this month.

 

EXPERIENCE

Intish Standard English
In his history class, Mr. Trayne be talking about the Second World War. Some members of the class be Anne, Lisa, and Michael. In his history class, Mr. Trayne is talking about the Second World War. Some members of the class are Anne, Lisa, and Michael.
A: What doed you do what during that war, sir? A: What did you do what during that war, sir?
T: Oh, Anne, that be a long time ago. 1939 to 1945? I beedn’t around then. T: Oh, Anne, that’s a long time ago. 1939 to 1945? I wasn’t around then.
M: Have you ever goed into the military, sir? M: Have you ever gone into the military, sir?
T: Yes, Michael, for two years. Before that, I worked with a building company to put myself through college. It beed hard work, and it maked me strong. T: Yes, Michael, for two years. Before that, I worked with a building company to put myself through college. It was hard work, and it made me strong.
M: You beedn’t strong before that, sir? M: You weren’t strong before that, sir?
T: Actually, I beed the most strong in my class before I started that job, and I doed body building when I beed in college. It don’t stop there. I kicked the most goals during three football seasons in a row, I winned many general knowledge contests, I visited more than a hundred countries, and there be many more things that I could mention. T: Actually, I was the strongest in my class before I started that job, and I did body building when I was in college. It doesn’t stop there. I kicked the most goals during three football seasons in a row, I won many general knowledge contests, I visited more than a hundred countries, and there are many more things that I could mention.
M: Haved you learned any Asian martial arts before your military days, sir? M: Had you learned any Asian martial arts before your military days, sir?
T: You mean something like karate, taekwondo, or kung fu? T: You mean something like karate, taekwondo, or kung fu?
M: Yes, sir. M: Yes, sir.
T: No, I havedn’t. There beed no need as I learned boxing instead. I never losed a match when I beed in the military. T: No, I hadn’t. There was no need as I learned boxing instead. I never lost a match when I was in the military.
L [quietly to Anne]: L [quietly to Anne]:
He probably never haved a match in the military. He probably never had a match in the military.
A: Beed you handsome when you beed young, sir? A: Were you handsome when you were young, sir?
T: Yes, I beed even more handsome than I be now. T: Yes, I was even more handsome than I am now.
L [quietly to Anne]: L [quietly to Anne]:
That wouldn’t be difficult. That wouldn’t be difficult.
T: All the girls in the town wanted to go out with me. T: All the girls in the town wanted to go out with me.
L [quietly to Anne]: L [quietly to Anne]:
Yeah, both of them. Yeah, both of them.
T: Lisa, what doed you just say? T: Lisa, what did you just say?
L: It seem that you beed around during the Second World War, sir. L: It seems that you were around during the Second World War, sir.
T: Oh? Why do you say that? T: Oh? Why do you say that?
L: With all of these experiences, you must be at least a hundred years old. L: With all of these experiences, you must be at least a hundred years old.

 

AT THE PUB

Intish Standard English
There be a big crowd at the local pub. Mrs. Yu and Mrs. Zowt be sitting at a table, and two mans (Q and I) be standing near the table. There’s a big crowd at the local pub. Mrs. Yu and Mrs. Zowt be sitting at a table, and two men (Q and I) are standing near the table.
Z: I think that these two cannot find a spare table. Should we ask them to join us? Z: I think that these two cannot find a spare table. Should we ask them to join us?
Y: Sure. Why not? Y: Sure. Why not?
Z: Excuse me, gentlemans, would you like to join us? Z: Excuse me, gentlemen, would you like to join us?
Q: Well, that be very kind. Thank you. Q: Well, that’s very kind. Thank you.
The mans sit down at the table. The men sit down at the table.
Q: By the way, I be Quinton, and this be my son Ian. Q: By the way, I’m Quinton, and this is my son Ian.
I: It be very nice to meet you. I: It’s very nice to meet you.
Z: I be Angela. Z: I’m Angela.
Y: And I be Betty. Would you like a beer? Y: And I’m Betty. Would you like a beer?
Q: No, thanks. I tried alcohol once; doedn’t like it. Son, can you get me an orange juice? Q: No, thanks. I tried alcohol once; didn’t like it. Son, can you get me an orange juice?
I [standing]: I [standing]:
Yes, Dad. [To the ladies] Can I get you something? Yes, Dad. [To the ladies] Can I get you something?
Z: We be fine, thanks. As a matter of fact, we be about to order our meals. The steak here be very good. Z: We’re fine, thanks. As a matter of fact, we ’re about to order our meals. The steak here is very good.
Q: I tried red meat once; doedn’t like it. Son, get me the usual. Q: I tried red meat once; didn’t like it. Son, get me the usual.
I: You mean fish and chips. I: You mean fish and chips.
Q: What else do I eat when we be out? Q: What else do I eat when we ’re out?
I: Yes, Dad. I: Yes, Dad.
Z: Hang on, Ian. I will come with you. Betty, steak and vegetables? Z: Hang on, Ian. I will come with you. Betty, steak and vegetables?
Y: Yes, please. And another beer. [After they go] Quinton, would you like to play pool after we eat? Y: Yes, please. And another beer. [After they go] Quinton, would you like to play pool after we eat?
Q: I tried to play pool once; doedn’t like it. You could ask my son. Q: I tried to play pool once; didn’t like it. You could ask my son.
Y: I will. Here he be. Y: I will. Here he is.
I: Dad, they don’t have any fish. I: Dad, they don’t have any fish.
Q: What? This be the fourth time in as many months. Right, you stay here. Q: What? This is the fourth time in as many months. Right, you stay here.
I: Sure, Dad. I will have steak and chips. And a beer. I: Sure, Dad. I will have steak and chips. And a beer.
Q stand and go. Q stands and goes.
I: I love it when he get angry. I: I love it when he gets angry.
Y: Ian, be you his only child? Y: Ian, are you his only child?
I: Yes. Why? I: Yes. Why?
Z: Just curious. Z: Just curious.

 
 

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