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Old 13th Aug 2011, 1:17   #24
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Default Re: Annoying Americanisms? A rebuttal

I missed this one. 'Learn you' used like that is standard Northern British, and has been for years. It certainly was when I lived in Hull 30 years ago and Mrs JM says it's standard South Yorks Sheffield. The phrase "that'll learn you," is quite often immediately followed by an affectionate "you daft sod", or "you stupid bugger", depending on how well you knew the person.
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