Last Tango in Halifax : What does it mean that Alan keeps using "were" instead of "was?"

What does it mean that Alan keeps using "were" instead of "was?"

Is this supposed to indicate that he is uneducated? Or is it some kind of slang?

Re: What does it mean that Alan keeps using "were" instead of "was?"

I believe it is just the "Northern" way of talking, whereismikeyfl.

Re: What does it mean that Alan keeps using "were" instead of "was?"

Yep. Regional dialect.

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Re: What does it mean that Alan keeps using "were" instead of "was?"

'appen.



Hey, Petey's Julienning her skinny little chicken arms.

Re: What does it mean that Alan keeps using "were" instead of "was?"

It's one of those "marker" words they use in case the actors can't or shouldn't do the full dialect. I remember reading it in works by DH Lawrence, which are set in Yorkshire. I noticed that someone (probably Gillian) complains about Caroline's "posh" accent, which would have been picked up elsewhere.

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