Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Of family trees and the Melsh language

Oh my GOSH check out Gennifer's amazing family trees! But you have to make sure you look at the 'zoomed in' shots to properly appreciate them :-) Gen's giving some of them away on her blog, too (I don't want to say that too loud 'cos I don't want you all entering, do I? That would lessen my own chances!)



Gen happened to ask me in a comment here what 'Melsh' actually is. I've been meaning to explain it some time and here's a reminder to do so....

Well, I've always had my own individual way of talking. Partly in the things I say (and I talk a lot!!) But also my accent is really a mixture of accents from all over the place - a little bit North of England, a little bit Irish, a little bit South-West of England, a lot just me! And also, I'm a quarter Welsh. So at university, my way of talking became known as 'Melsh', mixture of 'Mel' and 'Welsh' (even though there isn't really any Welsh accent in there!)

So when I started a blog, it seemed a good way to describe the kind of thing I'd be talking about - both the content and the way I say things. And it seemed pretty likely that no-one else would have picked the name. And I couldn't think of anything else!

Gen, I hope the fact that I don't have a 'posh English accent' doesn't disappoint you too much! I can pretend as required... ;-)

5 comments:

Gennifer said...

Hey! You threw in "a little bit Irish", which trumps everything else. I may have a slight fascination with Ireland. ;)

Amy said...

I've seen them too, fabulous aren't they?

Jennifer Rose said...

ah I wondered about the melsh thing, good to know :)

RachelB said...

So that is what it means! :)

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

Thanks for the story! I'd been wondering, too. I'm a classmate from Blogging for Scrapbookers.