User:Hindleyite/Tinternet

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For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article about Tinternet.
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~ George Formby on Tinternet

Tinternet (Tint'net, t'Internet) is a specialised section of the Internet which exists to serve the needs of northern England.

The origins of t'internet can be traced back as far as the early twentieth century when a group of miners from Barnsley decided they needed some effective method of communication when working in their poorly lit, sparsely populated environment. Thus, the scribbling of messages on mine walls using discarded pieces of coal became commonplace and can be seen as a precursor to electronic mail as we know it today.

Often workers would verbally relay their messages to other, literate workers who would write their messages for them. Thus was the birth of a primitive form of speech recognition.

As it spread across the north of England, t'internet developed its own specialised system of written and spoken communication which, in common with Leetspeak, can be quite hard to decipher to the untrained eye. Particular regional dialects, such as Lanky Twang are particularly difficult to translate, with obscure words and phrases such as 'reet th'ast aft get me jackbit', which literally translates as 'get me bloody tea'.

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Today, t'internet has spread to encompass all aspects of Northern culture. Websites relating to such popular pastimes as ferret racing, Extreme Snooker and digging holes in the road and filling them in again have emerged to serve the northern community.

Despite t'internet's escalating popularity, for a long while the online encyclopedia Wikipedia refused to acknowledge its existence due to the fact it was too 'English' and not existing in America. [1] However intense pressure from members of the t'internet community (they threatened to feed them cold chips and Lancashire hot pot) led to a compromise in which tinternet had an entry, albeit placed on the 'crap article' list.


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