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How to make my character sound Bri'ish?

How to make my character sound Bri'ish?

jofrenchdraws

Spell the interjection "oi." That's how it is for Brits, "oy" is Jewish. Otherwise, I see literally nothing wrong with anything you've said here!


Muslimhottie69

Also don’t forget to end every other sentence with “yeah?”


Narak_S

Read *A Clockwork Orange*, it has excellent examples.


FilthyGypsey

Welly welly well well my little droogie. Perhaps a bit too much of the ol’ milk plus with drencrum?


Narak_S

No such thing my droogie. I'm an old veck who drinks his wicked innocent milk now. I was just having a malenky stab at the poster, trying for a smeck. I also do find the use of malchicks slang to be a horrorshow use of language and thought the lewdies might care for it.


Muslimhottie69

Viddy my yarbles


duke_awapuhi

I love what he does with language in that book


Narak_S

I'm only on chapter 4 but the tricks he pulls with it have me hooked. I normally would find it way to dark, but between the distance he introduced via language and my enjoyment of his technique I'll be hanging in for a while.


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antony_r_frost

UJ/ this is genuinely good advice if you're writing my nan


Crocodillemon

Uj/ Thx now i know what not to do.


tamiaredguard

I've got no criticism, because this is spot on! I just wanted to say I love how inclusive and representative you're making your writing!


BEEFYCHUNKYMUNKY

Thanks, it's been what I've been trying to do throughout my book! I try to be as inclusive as possible, which is why I **always** add a 100 page gay orgy to my stories, to really make the LGBT audience *feel* immersed.


VestorTroy

I've read your stories, they literally make me FEEL like I'm gay.


tamiaredguard

Make it an all Bri'ish one this time!


Crocodillemon

J/ Gee good work! Heeeeey maybe you should write a story made just for gay people! Naw. Thats crazy. ^(Uj: nobody respond ok? lol)


Cutie_Flirty_n_Nerdy

Perfect, but I'm also offended by you're statement here. I'll be sure to write a scalding, biased and opinionated review centered around the fact that you didn't write LGBTQ2+, or as I **prefer it**: LGBTTTQQIAA!!!


JustAnotherPenmonkey

As a Brit, I can confirm that this is exactly how we talk (when we’re not being awfully posh darling, that is).


AllDoorsConnect

Another Brit confirming, this lad is right, wot, wot.


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G_F_Y_Plz

Just write, guv, innit m8?


richterite

Pls make him educate the Americans that they shouldn’t put the tea in the microwave


Lawrencelai19

the tea belongs in the toaster goddammit


patchlocke

Wanker


BEEFYCHUNKYMUNKY

Bumder


chalkoutliner

If they don’t start every single sentence with “aye” and close with “mate”, are they even Bri’ish?


WiseOne75681

Go to England and to a random donny on the street, say, 'Oi mate? I got some words for yuh, Fuck off you tea-spilling cunt', with this they'll give you a large array of words and language to use from, and will help you with dialogue. Personal experiences always triumph.


Kypr1os

Make sure (Dahnt fahget) to mention (tew menshun) that as (that as) he pulls (he drawers) a knife (a knoife) the police (the bobbies) ask him (axe him) for his (fer ‘is) knife lisence (knoife loisense)


IronbarBooks

Lor lumme guvna, this is right pukka innit? Narmean?


mindyourtongueboi

U fkn wot m8?


PM_ME_UR_GOOD_IDEAS

Is there an original here?


BEEFYCHUNKYMUNKY

/uj They deleted the post, but OP was asking how to make their character sound noble.


beeen_there

~~"Oi oi bruv, innit time to watch the telly wif' those twits and twats?~~ ~~I've been dying fer some woahoah an' if I don't get it soon, I'll pass~~ ~~out from exhaustion, God save the Queen. I 'fink one of 'em is on 'em~~ ~~poopy scoopy bowls, God save the Queen. Any way, I'll be sat on the~~ ~~chair wif' a boaoaooaol of woooaooaoah, an' I'll be sat here till' em'~~ ~~twats come round, tell 'em guvnurs I said 'ello, and God save the~~ ~~Queen."~~ Footy's on geez. Uh. Whoizit? Ities n kebobs.


darkenedgy

Is this a historical or erotic fiction?


BEEFYCHUNKYMUNKY

It's both.


darkenedgy

OH well then you need a second character with an even Britisher accent so they can have hot romantic tension and make babies whose accents are too perfect for Americans to even read.


Biolog4viking

Just read Harry Potter. Hagrid is an excellent example, every time he speaks he does not pronounce "h". Example: "'ello 'Arry" Just as you already had an example of. But use him to know exactly how and when to do it. Don't forget you might need " ' " when skipping the "H"


processedchicken

"Crikey! You've just come" he ejaculated.


Nyxefy_

Write words in the British way for example, Color should be changed to colour, and bloody hell should be said at least once every sentence.


processedchicken

That's right, British spelling, always add that U. >Color/Colour >Aluminum/Ulumumumimumnium >Basalt/Stiffy Volcano Wee >Trampolines/Springy bouncy u u bouncy me do u a boing boing me laddio It's really quite obvious once you get into it.


CoolioStarStache

Looks fine to me


AbbathOcculta

Give them bad teeth


FloofyTheSpider

Make sure you put a content warning for your book, some people might find it literally harmful and very triggering to read about Br*’ t* sh Pe* ple (✿◠‿◠)


TheFuckingQuantocks

Have your English characters sit around and discuss which countries they individually own. Then they can swap countries like Pokemon cards. My understanding is that you're not really English unless you own at least one country. And writing their accents will be different, because the regional accents will change every twelve and a half miles.


processedchicken

I swear, I'm not trying to lose Disappointment Island deliberately.


The__Short_Viking

Nailed it


PorkloinMaster

U wot m8?


SaltySnaps

oinkiney flatulence lad, righto


solo954

Show, don’t tell: lots of wanking.


SmallTownJerseyBoy

DOWNT FORGEHT TO SOBSCROIBE TO MOI YEWCHEWB!


Channel_46

I give your writing a D- You made a great effort to show dialect, but never once did he say "bloody hell" or "hello gov." So he really could be from anywhere. Keep trying.


MarsAres2015

Please tell me this has a source, I beg you. God save the Queen.


BEEFYCHUNKYMUNKY

/uj It got deleted, but in it, OP was asking how to make their characters sound more noble.


strangedaychronicles

Have him say things like “Throw another shrimp on the Barbie” and “ good day mate” while drinking lots of Fosters lager. Oh wait, you said British. I thought you meant he’s from Arkansas.


mr_fizzlesticks

Your fears are unfounded. Quite so. This is a perfect example of excellent writer-ship skills. I would invite you to my polo game. Pip-pip


TortillaDePantalones

Up the Pears, apples and stairs .


pkarlmann

"I like some milk in my tea. Thank you."


SpaghettiDish

I think the real solution is to have the character die off on the first chapter because he is Bri ish


morning_fix

Pure Guy Ritchie right there guv.


ariadesu

Sounds like a perfect role for David Ajala.


hobsbawminator

Too few soccer references, 4/10