08 December 2008

Ya pear

Ya pear
Sometimes simple things can't be beaten.

All content © 2008 Pete McGregor

15 comments:

Michael said...

I love a pear at 4:00. . . such light!

Anne-Marie said...

It can't be beaten ... but it can be eaten. Yum!

I like this photo. It's unusual for you. I like that you're willing to try some thing different.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Michael. It was the light that made me pick up the camera.

Anne-Marie — ha ha! I have one left, so I'll go and eat it now.
And thanks; good to know you find it unusual. I like the idea that people will come here never too sure what sort of photos they'll find.

Emma said...

Totally surprised to see this -- nice work! Um, what does "ya pear" mean?

pohanginapete said...

Emma, thanks. "Ya" is the name of the type of pear.

Emma said...

Oh! I thought perhaps it was a Kiwi expression. *blush*

pohanginapete said...

Emma, yeah, nah, ya's not yeah, eh.
;^)

Emma said...

I heard all of that in my head quite clearly as "Imma, yeh, ya's not yeer, aye."
Hee hee.

*Not meant to be definitive or indicative of Kiwi accents everywhere, merely the ones I've been exposed to.

Anne-Marie said...

Hey Emma, that's a really good impersonation of a Kiwi accent. Nice one!

Emma said...

Phew! Thanks, Anne-Marie. It's better in person, I was hoping no one would be offended. =)

pohanginapete said...

Yes, well done Emma :^) But you forgot the "nah." "Yeah, nah," (or "Nah, yeah") is close to ubiquitous, as Don McGlashan recognised in his famous line from How you doing?: "Nah, yeah, eh?" There's even a climb on the South face of Tutoko Knob in northern Fiordland named after that phrase in its "Yeah, nah, eh?" manifestation.

Emma said...

Ha! That is excellent. Thanks, Pete. It makes me think of one of the first Kiwi (though maybe not exclusively? I don't know.) expressions that caught my attention: "Yeahgoodthanks" as a response to "How are you?" It was probably as surprising this American as I understand it to be for non-American English speakers to hear us say, "Mm-hm" as a perfectly courteous response to "Thank you."

Emma said...

Ack, I meant to type, "probably as surprising TO this American..."

Zhoen said...

Such insouciance.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen — an interesting thought. It is a bit like that, isn't it?