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#1 2019-11-23 13:17:26

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1085

'O my daze' for 'O my days'

“Oh my days!” sounds like a genteel expression of surprise or alarm from a Dickens novel perhaps. Right city, wrong period. It belongs to Multicultural London English, a dialect which has elbowed aside Cockney and seems to be considered cool, edgy and authentic by the yoof of the city and increasingly wider afield, regardless of any and every ethnic origin. Sometimes known as Jafaican, Ali G seems to have noticed its ripeness for satire and mockery long before provincials like me had even heard of it.
Anything which reduces the incidence of OMG I greet with genuine relief. I find myself wondering whether some shred of Pentecostal disapproval lies behind this variant, as the original seems to sit uneasily among its MLE glossary brethren.

Oh my daze Im a baby aroha, whoever made that deserves a cookie.

I watched the link an o my daze I’m still traumatised.

But o my daze it really is a way to say oh my god.

“oh Immy ur so sexy, why did i marry Akky and not u”, ur the only man i want and i will get u”. o my daze she does not say that it more .

‘O my days’ seems pretty opaque but the daze variant suggests a giddy excitement or astonishment.

Last edited by Peter Forster (2019-11-25 05:38:20)



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