Holy Christ, Pleas I beg of you, stop with the British slang, It’s cringing when it isn’t used correctly, I know no-one who uses Knees up who is under 75.
If you want to consult someone on British slang, I volunteer my time! And super happy to help you get it to a more realistic and less jarring place!
It will be ok.
Re: British Slang… Look, I lived in the UK for quite awhile. I watch loads of British tv shows. I’ve seen every series of PhoneShop FFS. Peep Show is an all-time fav. I sometimes sign off messages with an “x”. I am well aware of what words are in current use. Validation exists in its own universe and sometimes we use goofy phrases. Ally says “wowsy” and “gosh” all of the flippin’ time. We are not looking to do a realistic “life on the streets” story. Yes, we do tackle some heavy themes sometimes, but we like to keep the comic light and fun for the most part. We do appreciate our audience and do our best to produce a comic that we hope you will enjoy. But we won’t have anyone tell us how to tell that story. Thank you. ~ Christian x to the double x
Respectfully, I think the difference between “wowsy” and “gosh” is that they are used in emphasis correctly and are used by people who are around Ally’s age (I use gosh all the time). Some of the phrasing you’ve used has been strange grammatically and some has been definitely a “wow, haven’t heard anyone use that in a while.” It is your choice to take these phrases and do with them what you will but it does interrupt the flow of reading when you have to stop and go “huh?” It’s also a bit of a change of tone, since you haven’t chosen to do this in the past. Again, it’s your comic, but maybe take the criticism into mind?
I read everyone’s comments and appreciate the feedback. Thank you for your remarks. If we had sales numbers to go by we might say “Hey wait a minute, numbers have dipped. Maybe we should adjust.” As is, I finance the comic mostly on my own (with a little help from Patreon) and am having a blast writing it. I am thrilled with the continued progress Kelci makes with her art. I am thrilled you would even care so much to write about this. But it’s a free webcomic and we are going to do what we want. There is a reason for the dialogue and if you decide to stick around there will be payoffs.
I live in the UK and we don’t use “wowsy” or “gosh”.
Ally is not from the UK 😉 Let’s all just calm down a bit, ok? Lol
I don’t hugely mind the slang but even I as a Brit don’t understand some of it.
It reminds me of Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, only it’s even more jarring.
Non-Brits knowing no better will just go along with it assuming that is how we speak, actual Brits will cringe. So I’m not sure who exactly benefits even if you are doing it intentionally.
That’s a fair point. There is a reason behind it.
Knees up? Like sex? wut
I honestly haven’t seen it as a Brit-slang thing, so much as a personality thing. There are certainly people I have met as an American who seem like parodies of the various stereotypes of America. That’s just the way they were hard-wired. Heck, I lived in Kentucky for four years… I have met honest to God ‘Muricans.
So, maybe this isn’t about ALL Brits, just this one who gets a kick out of being a walking slang factory?
I will be honest, I find it kind of charming. Yeah we don’t use that slang much anymore, but its always felt like that’s the style of the comic.
You have at least one Brit’s approval xD
Keep up the good work 😀
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