I've just been listening to the early morning news programme on BBC Radio 4 where there was a 3-4 minute interview with the boxer Kell Brook, who's from Sheffield. I noticed him use four expressions which would be considered non-standard, but which are common in a range of British varieties of English :
- It don't make sense to me (instead of It doesn't...)
- It were terrible (instead of It was...)
- Them two... (instead of Those two...)
- Meself I just want to... (instead of Myself...)
Thank you. But...um...do you mean in standard English we could say 'Myself I just want to...'? I thought we could only say 'I myself just want to...', the reflexive adverb being placed after the subject.