The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 7 (December 1, 1932)
A Study in Phonetics
A Study in Phonetics.
A Londoner rang up to enquire the fare to Ealing, but the man at the other end of the line couldn't catch the name of the station, so, in desperation, he asked the enquirer to spell it. The reply came as follows:—
“E—for ‘Erbert, A—wot the 'orses heat, L—w'ere yer goes w'en yer dies, I—wot yer see wif, N—wot lays a hegg, G—(lortg pause)—Gor’ bli'me!”