“Dis der Riot Act and you’ve all got to read it, right?
“Boys, if dere was a PhD in bein’ fick, youse wouldn’t be able to find a pencil.”
These are a couple of quotes from Detritus, the Troll in the Watch.
Are the words “dis”, “der”, “dere”, and “fick” an attempt at transcribing a particular accent, e.g. cockney? What about “youse”, which sounds more Scots? Are these words trying to indicate a low level of education or intelligence?