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Wasson my bewtys? I have a question.


Best Answer John Richmond , A week ago

Wasson = What's on

Bewtys = Beauties

Bleddy = Bloody

ansum = Handsome

 

Cornish / West Devon dialect of English.  And, no, we don't all talk like this down here.  Unless we feel like it.

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#1 Shergar

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Wife don't normally let me ask questions so lets hope she dun read this.

 

Firstly let me say me shorts are full of fear incase its bin asked before. If it has just leave a FO in the reply bit and I will know what you mean.

 

With the new thingy I see that the search favors the caption, could this be because large press agency caption but don't seem to keyword?

 

An advanced search on the contributor for "zuma" would be an example of what I mean.

 

Ave a bleddy ansum  day.  

 

 


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#2 John Richmond

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I've a suspicion you may be right, Cornish (or Dempshire?) person living in California.  I've always written good captions (within Alamy's limits) and my views have almost doubled since the new AIM was instituted.  And yes, zooms and sales have followed.


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#3 losdemas

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Mmmm, interesting. Good post, but I can't help feeling that some contributors outside of the UK might be left a little confused!

Your point about the captions might well be justified. Not sure if this has changed recently though? I tend to think that Alamy continually update/change/vary their search algorithm in an attempt to give a fair crack of the whip across all of their content.
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#4 Brian Yarvin

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Posted 2 weeks ago

As an American, I took it as obvious that the OP was writing out British English as it sounds to us. 


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#5 Shergar

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Being a bit of both Im speaking ambidextrously !

 

"I fink"


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#6 wiskerke

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Zuma is a news agency. They get captions that have 600 characters. Not sure if they have to have at least 5 keywords as regular stock has to. With less than 5 an image will refuse to go live.

I have some legacy news images that have no keywords, while being live, so it used to be possible.

Now the real question: does this favor those agencies?

That's easy to answer: how often does Zuma come first in searches?

 

wim


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#7 Shergar

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Zuma is a news agency. They get captions that have 600 characters. Not sure if they have to have at least 5 keywords as regular stock has to. With less than 5 an image will refuse to go live.

I have some legacy news images that have no keywords, while being live, so it used to be possible.

Now the real question: does this favor those agencies?

That's easy to answer: how often does Zuma come first in searches?

 

wim

 

Is that Dutch for "FO" ?


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#8 wiskerke

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Posted 2 weeks ago

 

Zuma is a news agency. They get captions that have 600 characters. Not sure if they have to have at least 5 keywords as regular stock has to. With less than 5 an image will refuse to go live.

I have some legacy news images that have no keywords, while being live, so it used to be possible.

Now the real question: does this favor those agencies?

That's easy to answer: how often does Zuma come first in searches?

 

wim

 

Is that Dutch for "FO" ?

 

 

No.

 

Here's a good list though.

 

wim


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#9 John Mitchell

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Whatever the reason, I hope that the search engine continues to favour captions because it puts us longtime contributors at an advantage. Many of the images now flooding in from other agencies, etc. are 'orribly captioned.


Edited by John Mitchell, 2 weeks ago.

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#10 Futterwithtrees

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Posted 2 weeks ago

That was a really helpful and edifying list. I dont think. That's sarcastic English for wash your mouth out and get a life Wiskerke.
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#11 Shergar

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Posted 2 weeks ago

 

 

Zuma is a news agency. They get captions that have 600 characters. Not sure if they have to have at least 5 keywords as regular stock has to. With less than 5 an image will refuse to go live.

I have some legacy news images that have no keywords, while being live, so it used to be possible.

Now the real question: does this favor those agencies?

That's easy to answer: how often does Zuma come first in searches?

 

wim

 

Is that Dutch for "FO" ?

 

 

No.

 

Here's a good list though.

 

wim

 

 

Calm down boy tis only a bit of fun!


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#12 arterra

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Wasson my bewtys?

 

 

Is that Gaelic....?????  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe


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#13 funkyworm

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Posted 2 weeks ago

As Wim mentioned Zuma is a news agency. With news images the credit is added to the capton and this is now searchable. My surname coincides with a couple of places so I remove it after it comes off the news feed. Zuma evidently dont feel it worth the effort to do so. However on a search for Zuma you get pertinent images on the first page, not those of the agency. Including some of mine fortunately.

 

BTW sorry if anyone misinterpret this answer as telling them to "go forth and..." Like Wim did originally I am just answering the question, even if it does seem to be in Welsh. ;) 


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#14 MDM

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Posted A week ago

Wasson my bewtys?

 

 

Is that Gaelic....?????  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

It's definitely not Gaelic - there is no w or y in the Irish language.

 

I think he is saying "what's on my beauties?" - west country English (Cornwall or Devon I think).


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#15 arterra

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Posted A week ago

 

Wasson my bewtys?

 

 

Is that Gaelic....?????  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

It's definitely not Gaelic - there is no w or y in the Irish language.

 

I think he is saying "what's on my beauties?" - west country English (Cornwall or Devon I think).

 

 

Aha! That's why I don't find those words in my Gaelic dictionary ^_^ 

For the moment I'm brushing up my Gaelic because I intend to visit Scotland soon and want to be able to communicate with those indigenous people.

 

 

Conas atá tú

Is mise Philippe

An bhfuil Béarla agat?

Ar mhaith leat damhsa liom?

 

So, those few sentences should suffice  <_< 

 

Cheers,

Philippe


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Posted A week ago

Cornish?

 

wim


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#17 Phil Crean

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Posted A week ago

And m

 

 

 

Wasson my bewtys?

 

 

Is that Gaelic....?????  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

It's definitely not Gaelic - there is no w or y in the Irish language.

 

I think he is saying "what's on my beauties?" - west country English (Cornwall or Devon I think).

 

 

Aha! That's why I don't find those words in my Gaelic dictionary ^_^

For the moment I'm brushing up my Gaelic because I intend to visit Scotland soon and want to be able to communicate with those indigenous people.

 

 

Conas atá tú

Is mise Philippe

An bhfuil Béarla agat?

Ar mhaith leat damhsa liom?

 

So, those few sentences should suffice  <_< 

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

And most importantly...

Póg mo thóin.  :D  :ph34r:

 

Phil


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#18 arterra

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Posted A week ago

And m

 

 

 

Wasson my bewtys?

 

 

Is that Gaelic....?????  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

It's definitely not Gaelic - there is no w or y in the Irish language.

 

I think he is saying "what's on my beauties?" - west country English (Cornwall or Devon I think).

 

 

Aha! That's why I don't find those words in my Gaelic dictionary ^_^

For the moment I'm brushing up my Gaelic because I intend to visit Scotland soon and want to be able to communicate with those indigenous people.

 

 

Conas atá tú

Is mise Philippe

An bhfuil Béarla agat?

Ar mhaith leat damhsa liom?

 

So, those few sentences should suffice  <_< 

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

And most importantly...

Póg mo thóin.  :D  :ph34r:

 

Phil

 

To that, I would reply "Gabh isteach sa seomra folctha agus nigh tú féin-_-

 

Cheers,

Philippe  ;)


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#19 GS-Images

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Posted A week ago

I thought I'd woken up and had been busy this morning, but after reading this thread, I think I must still be asleep and having one of my crazy dreams that makes no sense at all.  :P :D

 

Nobody pinch me, I need the sleep. Oh before I go, seeing as I'm clearly only dreaming and nobody in reality will ever see this post anyway, I may as well post an image of a knot for my own enjoyment.

 


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#20 MDM

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Posted A week ago

And m

 

 

 

Wasson my bewtys?

 

 

Is that Gaelic....?????  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

It's definitely not Gaelic - there is no w or y in the Irish language.

 

I think he is saying "what's on my beauties?" - west country English (Cornwall or Devon I think).

 

 

Aha! That's why I don't find those words in my Gaelic dictionary ^_^

For the moment I'm brushing up my Gaelic because I intend to visit Scotland soon and want to be able to communicate with those indigenous people.

 

 

Conas atá tú

Is mise Philippe

An bhfuil Béarla agat?

Ar mhaith leat damhsa liom?

 

So, those few sentences should suffice  <_< 

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

And most importantly...

Póg mo thóin.  :D  :ph34r:

 

Phil

 

Wash your mouth out Mr Crean

I think you know just what I mean

Best done with Dorada Sin?

B)


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