In your local English dialect, how do you shorten "afternoon"?
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
I don't, except when greeting people casually. Then I say 'Afternoon' but not 'Good afternoon'.
But I don't think that's what you meant.
- CogitoLv 71 month ago
Most people don't shorten it at all but where I grew up, in Devonshire, the older locals would call it 'art'noon'.
- 1 month ago
Most people don't, in any dialect, as far as I know. In public school I had a teacher who used to say "this aft", and Australians sometimes say 'this arvo'