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Oh Won’t you write me .. a letter from Aspatria: A

Oh Won’t you write me .. a letter from Aspatria. The first thing to learn is the pronunciation: ASPEYTREEUH. It is the only place I know in the world with 3 A’s and all pronounced differently. The first A is pronounced as in Bath (the short guttural Northern version please). … The second A is like the A in Cake. …


oh wont you write me – Cumbrian confectionery?

Today, in Spyatri, I tried to buy some croissants. ‘Nah’ was the response ..’ there’s no demand’ 2 years back I tried to buy some for breakfast. I was informed that ‘as they were cakes they didn’t make them until the afternoon’ . ‘So’…. I says ‘can you make some of these cakes for tomorrow morning please .. make an …


The dumbing down of call centres

The Dumbing Down of Call Centres Yesterday I was the subject of a cold call regarding, I believe, insurance for a credit card I do not have anymore. MBNA are a company to avoid. The caller asked if I had 10 minutes to spare to take a survey. No…. could she call tomorrow at say 10?…. No…… and …. could …






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