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I did a lot of cleaning today.

I also did my taxes. I'm due a refund that is enough to pay for a week in my Venice apartment, so that can't be bad.

I also made leek and potato soup, which was really good. I now have two containers full of chicken curry and three containers full of leek soup to put into the freezer.

Then I went out shooting ducks (with my camera, of course) but I made the classic mistake of forgetting that my camera was set at aperture priority, so I was trying to take moving objects at 1/50 of a sec, which meant that all my shots were pretty much useless. Oh well.

It turned into an okay day out, and Robinson and I enjoyed the sunshine, with or without duck photos.

Did I get any marking done? Did I heck as like (which I think means "no, of course not, are you kidding?"


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Mar. 9th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
I was supposed to grade today as well. I graded one paper this morning, then realized the online grading form did not work the way I had expected it to, then in exploring how to work it I crashed the browser and logged myself out. That was my only attempt. I had a low frustration threshold today. LOL

Yay for leek and potato soup!
Mar. 9th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
I love it when you can blame the browser for not marking online things. Good for you! LOL
Mar. 9th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
I believe that expression means what you think it means. Is it something you inherited from your British forebears? It sounds very north-of-England to me.
Mar. 9th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
"Did I heckers like!" is certainly found in the dialect of North Manchester and surrounding towns like Bury or Bolton, or it was when I still lived there and I'm sure I've heard it ont he radio since.

I don't know how common it is further afield. I would have thought it was found in Yorkshire too, but if you haven't heard it, then perhaps it's a West of the Pennines thing?
Mar. 9th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
Oh, and I should have said, it does mean exactly the same as, "No, of course not, are you kidding?"
Mar. 9th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
I have to give credit to years of watching Coronation Street LOL.

I have some other colloquialisms tucked away that I picked up from my mum and grandmum, but they are not likely to be so Northern :)
Mar. 9th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
I've certainly heard it, but I don't think it's common in Sheffield. If anything, I associate it with an acquaintance from Wolverhampton.
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