Ninety words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Vernacular and the limit, 90 words.




My mate Vernon likes to blend in with the locals wherever he goes, especially when he’s abroad. He always swats up on the vernacular before he heads off.

In France, “bière s’il vous plait”. 

In Germany, “bier bitte”.

In Italy, “birra per favore”. 

In Turkey, “bira lütfen”. 

In China, “啤酒,谢谢”  

He can order a beer wherever he is!

I met him in Cockney-land, the East end of London, the other day.

“Goin’ down the frog and toad to the rub-a-dub-dub for a pint of pigs ear, cummin?” he asked!




In case Vernon’s Cockney confused you, he was going down the road to the pub for a pint of beer!

25 thoughts on “Ninety words

  1. Sadje Jun 11, 2022 / 16:52

    Very good Keith. You got all the local flavors right.

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  2. Christine Goodnough Jun 11, 2022 / 17:56

    The first three I’d get, but for the others I’d need an interpreter –especially that last language. So tricky because it uses normal English words. 😉

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  3. Bill Jun 12, 2022 / 14:24

    Such a wonderfully practical piece, Keith. But would it work in Scotland? 🙂 I agree with Vernon’s priorities.

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  4. Sunra Rainz Jun 12, 2022 / 18:45

    Ha ha ha ha ha! A joy, Keith. Simply a joy to read 😀 I do love a bit of Sunday nonsense and yours is the mostest 🙂

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