Some years ago, I heard, on the wireless, a young woman with an exotically, positively rococo, East End (‘Estuary’) accent say that ‘Mel C’ was her “me:er”. I’m fairly sure that this is Estuary English for “Mentor”. Not very Hellenic …P S (1) I think ‘Mel C’ may have been one of the “Spice Girls”. I was still in teaching when these phenomena were live, so I had them explained to me. No? … ah,

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