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favorite Northern (UK) Expression

GUEST,Seth 30 Nov 05 - 08:20 AM
Stu 30 Nov 05 - 08:31 AM
muppitz 30 Nov 05 - 08:34 AM
InOBU 30 Nov 05 - 08:36 AM
IanC 30 Nov 05 - 08:45 AM
Snuffy 30 Nov 05 - 08:47 AM
GUEST 30 Nov 05 - 08:48 AM
Splott Man 30 Nov 05 - 09:32 AM
Paul Burke 30 Nov 05 - 09:35 AM
GUEST,DB 30 Nov 05 - 09:43 AM
mooman 30 Nov 05 - 09:51 AM
HipflaskAndy 30 Nov 05 - 10:07 AM
Pied Piper 30 Nov 05 - 10:12 AM
GUEST,Bainbo 30 Nov 05 - 10:12 AM
Emma B 30 Nov 05 - 10:14 AM
GUEST,raggytash 30 Nov 05 - 10:14 AM
Pied Piper 30 Nov 05 - 10:19 AM
BusyBee Paul 30 Nov 05 - 10:28 AM
The Villan 30 Nov 05 - 10:33 AM
GEST 30 Nov 05 - 10:44 AM
mooman 30 Nov 05 - 10:44 AM
IanC 30 Nov 05 - 10:51 AM
Dave Hanson 30 Nov 05 - 10:51 AM
VIN 30 Nov 05 - 11:12 AM
mooman 30 Nov 05 - 11:37 AM
GUEST,riggy 30 Nov 05 - 11:58 AM
GUEST 30 Nov 05 - 12:01 PM
mandotim 30 Nov 05 - 12:04 PM
s&r 30 Nov 05 - 12:27 PM
Strollin' Johnny 30 Nov 05 - 12:30 PM
Liz the Squeak 30 Nov 05 - 12:45 PM
ard mhacha 30 Nov 05 - 03:03 PM
John J 30 Nov 05 - 03:11 PM
greg stephens 30 Nov 05 - 03:41 PM
Georgiansilver 30 Nov 05 - 04:08 PM
TheBigPinkLad 30 Nov 05 - 04:30 PM
Les from Hull 30 Nov 05 - 05:06 PM
TheBigPinkLad 30 Nov 05 - 05:14 PM
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Subject: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Seth
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 08:20 AM

How about 'By Eck' said when you're suprised


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Stu
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 08:31 AM

Yaffing - a dog barking.

"Bloody hell Nora - stop that dog's constant yaffing. It's mithering me arse off!"

Confined to Macclesfield as far as I am aware.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: muppitz
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 08:34 AM

"Ay up me duck"

"When ah wr a lad"

Also the word "Mardy" which, as far as I am aware is confined to the more Midlands side of the north.

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: InOBU
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 08:36 AM

From a mudcatter from Hull, "Puggled" I will let her tell ye all what it means, I've added it to my favorite word, muckled, "Och, I'm puggled but no' muckled with thee..."

lor


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: IanC
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 08:45 AM

"I'm sayin' nowt" ... a Yorkshire expression, confined in its use to after the speaker has already said more than is required and usually stirred up an argument thereby.

;-)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Snuffy
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 08:47 AM

"Now then" is a suitable thing to say in almost all circumstances


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 08:48 AM

Gissa job.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Splott Man
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 09:32 AM

Sorry, we had "puggled" in Surrey, too.

I'll go to the back of our stairs - is that real or made up?


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Paul Burke
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 09:35 AM

It's neither micklin' nor mucklin' (from Billy Liar IIRC).

Sithee lad, it's th' best expression in t' Northern Union.

Wheer's my cap, there' trouble at t' mill.

Not to mention Bringle Eaf, where they 'ave canguls in bockuls on t' mankulpiece.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,DB
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 09:43 AM

I remember hearing of a crass young lad (probably a Southerner) who used the 'thou' form of address toward an elderly Yorkshireman. The lad had only just met the Yorkshireman and was not related to him. The crass young lad was sternly rebuked thus: "Thee thous them as thous thee, lad - think on!"

Quite right too!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: mooman
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 09:51 AM

T'in't in tin!

(The money is no longer in the receptacle provided for its safe storage)

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:07 AM

Recently a Leeds lad, at work here, asked the teccies for a large flat piece of wood....
'Wi' a nail brayed in, but not so far as it'd scorf the bench'
Gradely!
HFA


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Pied Piper
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:12 AM

I like "Pissed as a hand-cart"and "Face like a Bulldog chewin a bag o'Wasps"

PP


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Bainbo
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:12 AM

"Yigh" is a more emphatic version of "aye". I've bin ashoo-ered, though Ah've never heerd it dun, that that tha can have a full discussion along t'lines of:
"Aye?"
"Aye."
"Nay!"
"Yigh!"


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Emma B
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:14 AM

at this time of year?
the only appropiate word is "nesh" Brrrrrrr


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,raggytash
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:14 AM

'as bin man bin mam, dost mean dostman

there's nowt wrong wi' owt what's gradly o'er sump so long as there's tripe in picklin'

Ah Lancashire, God's county !


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Pied Piper
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:19 AM

"tslookin a bit dark o'r our Edna's"


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:28 AM

Sorry Muppitz - mardy is used dahn souf too!. (generally as in mardy @rse!).

My favourite northern expression? "Get sum beer in!".

(not the weak, gassy stuff they try to fob you off with south of Lincolnshire).

Cockney expat.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: The Villan
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:33 AM

Its black over Bills mothers

You mardy old git

ello our kid

Got a stonking headache

I'm goooin down the cut (canal)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GEST
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:44 AM

When our next door neighbours come to their summer home here in Canada from their home in Norwich, England, we suddenly find our own Canadian "eh"s interspersed with their many "lovely"s. Isn't that just lovely, eh? :-)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: mooman
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:44 AM

Local variation of PP's one:

"Face like a bulldog lickin' piss off a nettle"

Doncaster (and nearby) expressions:

"Bet yer not as green as yer cabbage-lookin'"

"Face like a bag o' spanners"

"Yer look like ye'v etten' yer beddin"


Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: IanC
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:51 AM

Again, quite a few of these are common down South ... eg

Green and Cabbage looking
Stonking

;-)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:51 AM

Put wood i'thoile, [ close the door. ]

Old Yorkshire saying........Hear all, see all , say nowt
                            Eat all, sup all, pay nowt

                            An' if ever tha does owt fer nowt
                            Do it fer thisen.

eric


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: VIN
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 11:12 AM

Flamin Nora!
Will he eckerslike!
Am fair clemmed!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: mooman
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 11:37 AM

Chuffin' 'eck!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,riggy
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 11:58 AM

Tappy-lappy doon the lanin'


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 12:01 PM

'OW MUCH?????

(When Northerners are buying a pint in the South)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: mandotim
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 12:04 PM

'appen. (As in 'perhaps')
Dinner (Known as 'lunch' in the south)
Brew (a hill, in Saddleworth)
Swealing (a word I've only heard in Saddleworth, it means burning heather to clear the ground. Lovely word.)
As in 'Appen I'll go up brew after us dinner, do a bit o' swealin'.'
Tim from Bit on the Side


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: s&r
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 12:27 PM

Nesh in Nottingham was of a person who complained of the cold; it seems to mean cold weather further north.

Stu


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 12:30 PM

"Face like a smacked arse" (self-explanatory!)
"Nah then thee, ahs tha gooin'?" (Doncastrian (Or more precisely, Sprotborian) for "Hello, how are you?")
"Mash" ('make' or 'brew' as in "I'll mash the tea")
"Otchin" (North Lincs word for "Hedgehog" - shortened version of the full "Prickly Otchin")


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 12:45 PM

Otchins made it to Dorset too.... but it did come with a proper Romany family so they may have transported it.

Puggled is also used in Dorset... as in "'ee'm puggled ee be you."

I like 'Well I'll go to Fleetwood on a tram' as read in 'Destination Lapland' by Mark Wallington (he of the flatulent dog Boogie fame).

LTS


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: ard mhacha
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 03:03 PM

During my time in Sunderland it was a long shrieked ,EEEEEeeeeeeeeee.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: John J
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 03:11 PM

Ey-up an' ecce thump!

JJ


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: greg stephens
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 03:41 PM

Burr far storm nar
Burr nar storm far

Tha's witshed,lad (of someone standing with their feet over the line playing darts).
(The "shed" is pronounced as a syllable with a neutral vowel).


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 04:08 PM

Uzabmgorruzimbux = we don't have our hymn books with us.
Tintintinmam = it is not in the tin mother.
Eenevverzedout = he kept his mouth shut.
worthyelzmesnapgan = where is my packed lunch



Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 04:30 PM

(You ain't in the North until you pass Darlington)

Looksthe the clip a thoo, lad (What on earth are you wearing)
Cu'bye (behave)
Give owa man, motha, man. (stop it, Mum)
Give owa howkin aboot (please keep still)
Shaz geet lush (My but she's pretty)
daft as a bottle o' fish


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Les from Hull
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 05:06 PM

I wonder if these are just 'ull words or do others 'ave 'em?

Tansad = pushchair
Bool = to push something that has wheels
Packing up = packed lunch
Chudding = stealing apples (only East Hull as far as I can tell)

Other words heard in 'ull are down to our excructiating pronunciation, such as the Head of the Roman Catholic Church being known as 'The Perp'. 'Course I can have a lot off about the way we terk, but anybody else'll get brayed! An' there's lerds of 'ull folk on Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 05:14 PM

Very simlilar to Geordie, Les.

The perp axed iz te hurld his curt wheil ee smurked a tyeb in his rurls-royce.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 05:35 PM

I've always had a soft spot for "hadaway and shite" - incidentally, the only Geordie phrase for which there seems to be a better direct equivalent in Spanish (vete a la mierda) than there is in standard English.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 05:39 PM

Geordie: "Spanish" = licorice ;o)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 05:47 PM

Les, you have just reminded me of when I lived in hull for a couple of years, and a young girl was telling me about finding a "turd" in her garden. Took me several minutes to realise she was talking about a "toad"!!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Folkiedave
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 06:36 PM

Bill Mills (RIP) sang at the Carols of Dungworth for many years.

He was the only man I ever met who could get four syllables out of the word "ear".

As in Swaledale ........" and lend a charm to your e-a-r-r"

And then from Sheffield again - boo-it - a thing you put your feet in to go to work.

And finally smittling.......the smittling chair is one in which if a woman sits, she gets pregnant - [smittle=catching, infectious].

Well, it worked for a friend of mine!!

Dave


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 06:39 PM

Dave ... do you remember the monsterous road works that went on in Sheffield centre during the mid-70s near the station? Local lad called it "th'oil int royad"


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Tootler
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 06:59 PM

I once suggested we should "go dahn t'chip 'oil for us tea"

My daughter very primly replied "Oh Dad; You could have said chip hole!"


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 01 Dec 05 - 04:12 AM

monies not round fur goin round,
its flat fur stacking.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 01 Dec 05 - 04:41 AM

"Zurombyin?" --Is anyone home?
"Hoozitgaun auld yin"<---How are you, my friend?
"Snoscollswizz"!---the ambient temperature is somewhat higher than it has been of late..
"The baw's oan the slates!"--we have come to an in impasse
"Gaun like snaw aff a dyke"---disappearing very fast.
"Keep the hied an' buy a bunnet"!--Calm down, stay cool
"Bawls like a bull"!---the literal meaning--not the phonetic-----

Except for the last, oft-heard speech in the realm o' the "Jocks".


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 05 - 05:30 AM

Just makes me think of an old saying I heard west of the Peninnes.

"You can always tell a Yorkshire man, but not a lot"

And a statistic -

"the further south you go, the denser the population"



Cheers


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Dec 05 - 05:50 AM

I say you chaps, this northern banter is rather wizard!

Fondle me testicles young feller if I won't have shot meself!

I bet tha's 'eared wos.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 01 Dec 05 - 06:06 AM

GUEST - I thought the saying was "You can always tell a teacher, but you can't tell 'em much".

BPL - re 'tou're not in t'north until you're past Darlin'ton" - just remember, all things are relative! LOL!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: JulieF
Date: 01 Dec 05 - 06:21 AM

BIgPinkLad

I always thought that 'th'oil int royad' was the big underpass in the middle of Sheffield - junction High street, Angel st and Arundel gate but I could be wrong as I didn't arrive in Sheffield until the mid 80s.

J


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