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'Acrost'

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dollybird Tue 06-Dec-16 21:40:23

Have only recently noticed that MIL says 'acrost' instead of 'across'. According to DH, the mayor of London also said it the other day

user1477282676 Wed 07-Dec-16 00:24:59

What? Like "She went acrost the road to the shop"

and "Put the bag acrost your shoulders"

shock

dollybird Thu 08-Dec-16 20:57:16

Yes, exactly that! Does my head in

ludog Sat 10-Dec-16 22:20:32

Where I live people talk about their 'cousints' (cousins).

dollybird Mon 12-Dec-16 12:55:25

I have wondered if mil would say hot crost bun

user1477282676 Mon 12-Dec-16 13:02:44

Dolly....please try to find out. Say "Oh...what are those things called that we have at easter....a sort of cake with a cross on them?"

Then come back and tell us!

nancy75 Mon 12-Dec-16 13:05:03

I say hot crost buns (or I would if I ever talked about them) I don't think I say acrost

Enb76 Mon 12-Dec-16 13:08:06

I've come across old poetry which has 'acrost'. The 't' addition maybe similar in origin to 'amongst'. I guess it's archaic usage though and would be considered wrong now.

Dilligufdarling Mon 12-Dec-16 13:09:59

Aren't they called hot crossed buns though? as in they are buns which have been crossed?
That would sound the same as crost... I think.

dollybird Mon 12-Dec-16 13:37:09

We have some in the freezer- definitely hot cross buns

user1477282676 Mon 12-Dec-16 13:39:36

Enb interesting. OP what part of the country is MIL from? My Gran was from Essex and called the edge of the road...the green strip...the "Greensward" which is pretty archaic but obviously used in the Essex village she was from....

TapDancingPimp Mon 12-Dec-16 13:44:07

Ludog are you in N.I. by any chance? grin

dollybird Mon 12-Dec-16 20:56:14

She's from Hampshire. I never noticed it before so I don't know if she's always said it like that. I've known her nearly 20 years!

blahblahnow Tue 13-Dec-16 16:21:34

I've heard 'acrost' a lot (Norfolk/Suffolk) and assumed it was another (irritating) dialectal difference to my 'proper' speaking ;-)

iklboo Tue 13-Dec-16 16:34:03

A woman on Homes Under The Hammer (I'm in sick leave - its forgivable to watch ) was going on about replacing the bathroom and kitching.

Bloke on Time Commanders last night kept wanting to send his calvary (cavalry) in.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 13-Dec-16 17:01:52

I say hot crossed bun. I've only just realised I do!

DaCapoAlFine Tue 13-Dec-16 18:29:50

But it is Hot Crossed Bun, isn't it? As in the bun is hot. And crossed. Not a big angry bun running around?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 13-Dec-16 18:35:44

Well, I think so but I've googled and it seems it's hot crossconfusedgrin

wideboy26 Tue 14-Mar-17 10:04:01

I encountered acrost in rural Kent. I noticed it only where 'across' was followed by a vowel so it was a sort of lazy way of linking the words. For example "sling it acrost 'ere" is easier than "across 'ere".

A similar lazy link occurs between words ending in 'w' when followed by a vowel. You can hear it in Eastenders when an r is used to link 'how' and 'are' in "how are you?" It's difficult to write, but it comes out as 'owraryer?

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