The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159487 Message #3845795
Posted By: Senoufou
20-Mar-17 - 07:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: Spring is here
Subject: RE: BS: Spring is here
Ah Steve, here in Norfolk the word is used instead of 'delightful' or even just 'nice'. One could say, "I met that darling old bwoy in the Pussed Orfice this mornin'." Or, "That darling little owd bairby hev grown since oi larst saw 'im!"
However, I hope the checkout lady was being totally sincere :)
By the way, my rather more savvy friend has informed me that one shouldn't say 'dear' any more, as it's patronising. I often say, "Thank you dear" in shops etc. But apparently it's now the height of dreadful, so I suppose I must stop.