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|Subject: British English "Was Sat"||Date: 1/2/2013 8:17 PM|
|Author: Myownigloo||Number: 12813 of 14537|
I have been watching seasons worth of British TV, namely Great British Ghosts, on Hulu.
The first time I heard this, it was uttered by someone with a strong regional accent, so I figured it was regional.
"I was sat there on the chair...."
The next episode, someone else used it the same way in a different region.
I've watched 12 or 13 episodes by now and in every single one, someone has used this passive reflective way of saying what we Americans would say "was sitting."
Charming, really, but I'd never heard it before.
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