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twinklestar

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Chinese
Stavros come here 40 years ago, used to be nice but now it feel like a foreign country. Nobody even speaka the Queen's Inglis, like what I does.

An' doner get me starting on the Muslins, either. Tottingham High Road like downtown Afghanistan, all the pubs shut cos the Muslins don't drink, innit?
The above passage is from the Daily Mail.

What does "An' doner" refer to?

Thank you!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    This probably means "and do not get me started on the Muslims, either." The writer is obviously trying to record this speaker's strange pronunciation and dialect.

    cross-posted with quillerbee
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    It comes from this Daily Mail article.

    Yes, its's a humorous take-off of what a character called Stavros (the Greek immigrant kebab shop owner) would make of the Greek monetary crisis, and so it features deliberately fractured English, spelt in a way which mimics the character's accent. So "An doner" corresponds to "And don't" but it may well incorporate a pun on the word "doner" as in kebab as well. :)
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Please note that the piece is not written in normal English.
    Yes. That's what I meant by my comment that "...it features deliberately fractured English, spelt in a way which mimics the character's accent" (post #4). ;)
     
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