In your local English dialect, how do you shorten "afternoon"?

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  • 1 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.

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    • bluebellbkk
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      1 month agoReport

      Yes; I kind of got that, after I'd posted, but thought it wasn't worth while deleting. No, I don't shorten 'afternoon' and can't imagine wanting to do so, though I know Australians do, maybe Kiwis too.

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  • Cogito
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    1 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'.

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  • 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'

    • begley1 month agoReport

      Arvi was the word I needed. Thanks

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