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favorite Northern (UK) Expression

Gurney 17 Dec 05 - 04:28 AM
gnomad 16 Dec 05 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,noddy 16 Dec 05 - 05:21 AM
Big Al Whittle 16 Dec 05 - 04:13 AM
Les from Hull 15 Dec 05 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,GUEST,GUEST 14 Dec 05 - 05:27 PM
Les from Hull 14 Dec 05 - 12:05 PM
Mrs.Duck 14 Dec 05 - 12:03 PM
Dave Hanson 14 Dec 05 - 10:15 AM
GUEST,HughM 14 Dec 05 - 08:15 AM
muppett 14 Dec 05 - 08:02 AM
Mo the caller 14 Dec 05 - 07:53 AM
GUEST,BOAB 13 Dec 05 - 06:29 PM
GUEST,HughM 13 Dec 05 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,Boab 10 Dec 05 - 02:52 AM
Folkiedave 09 Dec 05 - 04:57 PM
GUEST,DB 09 Dec 05 - 04:54 PM
Leadfingers 09 Dec 05 - 11:08 AM
GUEST,Boab 08 Dec 05 - 05:34 PM
Mrs.Duck 08 Dec 05 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,DB 08 Dec 05 - 07:46 AM
Paul Burke 08 Dec 05 - 04:07 AM
GUEST,Boab 07 Dec 05 - 09:32 PM
Snuffy 07 Dec 05 - 07:58 PM
Michael 07 Dec 05 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,Hull Exile 07 Dec 05 - 04:30 AM
GUEST,noddy 07 Dec 05 - 04:16 AM
Gurney 07 Dec 05 - 01:46 AM
Les from Hull 06 Dec 05 - 03:18 PM
Dave Hanson 06 Dec 05 - 01:38 AM
muppett 05 Dec 05 - 11:00 AM
Folkiedave 05 Dec 05 - 09:30 AM
Dave the Gnome 05 Dec 05 - 09:11 AM
Stu 05 Dec 05 - 05:40 AM
Paul Burke 05 Dec 05 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,Hull Exile 05 Dec 05 - 04:44 AM
Big Al Whittle 05 Dec 05 - 04:42 AM
Guy Wolff 04 Dec 05 - 09:11 PM
John Routledge 04 Dec 05 - 04:47 PM
Georgiansilver 04 Dec 05 - 09:04 AM
Big Al Whittle 04 Dec 05 - 09:03 AM
Dave the Gnome 04 Dec 05 - 04:19 AM
danensis 03 Dec 05 - 12:50 PM
Dave Hanson 03 Dec 05 - 08:40 AM
Doug Chadwick 03 Dec 05 - 05:50 AM
ard mhacha 03 Dec 05 - 05:19 AM
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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Gurney
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 04:28 AM

Thread creep alert!
Fullers Earth will also dry up the oil on your clutch (in your car!) and get you home in an emergency, but you'd better be an experienced driver, with mechanical experience. Your Bendix gear will probably block up and the clutch will be instant, either in or out, no slip at all. Getting it in there is not for a tyro, either.
The get-you-home tricks that my dad knew were legion. But then, he was an Army driver.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: gnomad
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 06:22 AM

Yer that tight yer'd nip a currant in 'arf.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 05:21 AM

yer as much use as a choclate tea pot.

go an knit fog.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 04:13 AM

tha' face ud stand clogging....


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Les from Hull
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 10:48 AM

Mrs Duck - fuller's earth is very good for nappy rash (which has almost cleared up now, thank you). A woman of your fecundity should know this.

Actually, fuller's earth was used by fullers for fulling, a process of the textile trades, so well known in the North of England.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,GUEST,GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 05:27 PM

A woman goes into a hairdressers in Ashington.

"Can I have a perm" she says to the Hairdresser.

The Hairdresser replies "As I wander lonely as a cloud..."


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Les from Hull
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 12:05 PM

They've nowt to be proud of in London!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 12:03 PM

Fullers earth - remedy for stomach upset I think a bit like kaolin.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:15 AM

Is that Fullers London Pride muppett.

eric


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,HughM
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 08:15 AM

If, as DB says, thee thous (only) them as thous thee, didn't them as thous thee have to break the rule by thouing thee before tha'd thoud them?
I'd never thought of it like this before, but maybe the old man meant that "thee" is a bit like "Du" in German, only used when addressing young people, animals, and people the speaker has known since childhood or for about forty years. That would explain why I have only heard it from older people. Previously I thought that was because it had become unfashionable. (Actually I think the Germans are somewhat more relaxed about using "Du" nowadays, at least in the North.)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: muppett
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 08:02 AM

Eh Jane it's definatly Fullers I'm on


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Mo the caller
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 07:53 AM

"Ad rather keep him for a week than a fortneet", I thought that was an expression of surprise at someone's appetite.
What's that? - a wigwam for meddlers. (from my husbands grandmother who,though she lived in Hull had started off in Lancashire.)
His other grandma, from Beverley used "fezzening in" when people go at the food enthusiastically. She also used to connifogle her money away (according to Jim this word could be used for anything you want to hide, and doesn't imply dishonesty)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,BOAB
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 06:29 PM

Here,s a handy wee retort for Teribus, Doug R., and the dreaded M.G.-
--"Awa an' scart yer whurrie wi' a whin bush!"


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,HughM
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 05:01 PM

I'll go to the foot of our stairs! (used to express extreme surprise, e.g. when someone one hasn't seen for twenty years turns up on the doorstep).
Thoil: (approximately) to justify, e.g. "They sound alright, but Ah couldn't thoil to spend £10 on a ticket." I might be able to afford the £10, but I could think of better uses for it. (I'm not sure whether this word is used outside Halifax and Bradford.)
Keep band in't nick: not an exhortation to imprison musicians but to keep things running, literally "keep the belt on the pulley".
A packed lunch can be snap, jock or bait, progressing northward.
Someone mentioned the word "wick", meaning lively, or alive when it shouldn't be, such as when a sack of rice is "wick" with cockroaches.
I'm always mildly amused when Radio Scotland mentions the Wick Accordian & Fiddle Club. I imagine them always playing reels at breakneck speed. In the Bradford area there is the exact opposite: the Idle Working Men's Club!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 02:52 AM

"Ah'd gi'e her a kiss for tuppence an' daur her tae offer a shillin'..."


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Folkiedave
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 04:57 PM

A Wigwam for ducks to peak on (is similar to whim wham for ducks etc.)

Black as Bill's mothers.....( A storm is approaching

Dave


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,DB
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 04:54 PM

'Guest Boab' - thanks for the info. about the use of 'dod' in Ayrshire - let's hope nobody gets their heads/heids bashed in!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Dec 05 - 11:08 AM

Ey Ooop !! 100th post !!!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 05:34 PM

Guest DB---ask for a "dod" in Ayrshire, an' ye'll maybe get get yer head bashed in! Theword has two meanings there, depending on context; "A dod oan the lug" describes a blow to the ear-hole, while a "dod o' cake" means a slice . [I think the spelling here however, is likely "daud".]


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 05:07 PM

That Muppet, he doesn't know if he's on this Earth or Fullers . :0)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,DB
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 07:46 AM

I grew up in Peterborough (which is not in the North or the South but the East - so there!) we said "whim wham for a duck's arse".

We also had this word for sweets (what Mancunians call 'toffees' and Southern jessies call 'boiled sugar comestibles' - probably) and that was 'dods' - as in "gis a dod, mate or I'll bash yer 'ed in!". Has anyone heard that one before? I believe that in some regional dialects the word 'dod' means 'snail' - which sort of makes sense, in a revolting sort of a way.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Paul Burke
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 04:07 AM

"What's for dinner, Mam?"
"A jump at t'pantry door and a bite at t'latch."


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 09:32 PM

"Whit's for ma birthday, Faither?"
"A wee roon whustle wi a naethin oan the end...."

"As quate as Aiberdeen oan a flag day--"
"As fu' as a bliddy monkey--sprauchle't oan his back like a coupit yowe in the glaur".
"Black as the earl o'Hell's waistcoat"

" A face like a skelpit erse.."


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 07:58 PM

It was usually "in a bottle on the roof" for us.

And we were usually scruffy enough to look like "boggart come down t'fess'ole"


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Michael
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 01:32 PM

My Grannie Annie said; 'A whim wham for a goose's bridle' when she meant 'a thingie'.

When asked where any thing was she replied; 'Up in Annie's room at back ut clock'.

Mike


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Hull Exile
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 04:30 AM

Les fom Hull's posting re' his Nan's 'duck' expression reminded me of a similar response when my Dad was asked what he was doing

'I'm making a wigwam for a ducks bridle'

Also when asked where he was going

'I'm off ter Nafferton Slacks, where they teck blind ducks ter
s**t!'

I've no idea at all where they come from.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 04:16 AM

A Yorkshireman is just a Scot without the generosity!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Gurney
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 01:46 AM

... And had me standing theer like a wazzock on the cussey!

Cussy is pavement... causeway, but is a wazzock an adze? They stand on their heads, and look sort of stupefied because of the shape of the haft.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Les from Hull
Date: 06 Dec 05 - 03:18 PM

Come to think of it, though, my absolute favourite Northern UK expression came from me Nan.

When I was very small, if I saw Nanna baking I would be there (there was always a good chance of licking the bowl).

"What are you making, Nanna?"

"Whim-whams for ducks to chase at!"

I never heard that anywhere else.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Dec 05 - 01:38 AM

'ay oop muppet, not bin out much lately, might get darn t' Stubbing on wensdy neet, or t' Navigation at Sowerby Brig on Friday neet.

Me 'n Clive etc are playing at the Melborne on Christmas Eve and there is a session at 'Blue Pig at Midgehole [ Hardcastle Crags ] on New Years Eve.


Ahl sithee, eric


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: muppett
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 11:00 AM

Eric the Red
               Weir as't tha bin sin ar last saw thee ?


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Folkiedave
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 09:30 AM

See if you understand Yorkshire Humour - a test.

Two blokes meeting together every night for twenty odd years. First one called at the second one's house every night at 9.00 pm

"Is Harry ready?" he'd say and the wife would reply "Aye he's on his way".

One night he came along at 9.00 pm and the wife instead of her usual reply said "I am sorry to tell you but he died last night".

"Ehh I am sorry" says the first bloke, "Did he say owt about a tin of paint?"


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 09:11 AM

Was it the Railway on Broughton Road, Paul? I think that was a Bodds pub.

DtG


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Stu
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 05:40 AM

Reet greatly!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Paul Burke
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 05:18 AM

Strawberry Road! My brother and his mates had a house there from about 1970 to 1978-ish. Just opposite the pub. Trying to remember the name of the Boddie's pub a street or two away, there was the weirdest grafitti in the bog: "dead mans has canabis", "comunity transport", stuff like that. And the day they came round with a football card, raising money for a trip to the races- when they gave it to me to mark my teams, I noticed that it was boldly headed "Thirks Tripe".

Aye, them was the days, a pint of Boddie's mild for 21p.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Hull Exile
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 04:44 AM

Eeeh, yer don't sweat much for a fat lass! [Disco chat-up line originating in Barnsley]

Yer cart educate pork! [term of exasparation in failing to make someone understand originating from my Dad.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Dec 05 - 04:42 AM

doesn't sound like any notherners I know........

they're the gang who came up with the expression

Ad rather keep him for a week than a fortneet

(that might have been me grandad!)


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 09:11 PM

My favorite expression is: translated into American slang   " Come visit and well play some music . You can stay anytime and as long as you like !!! " MUSIC TO THE EARS !!! <><><><>


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: John Routledge
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 04:47 PM

A "Geordie" is a Scotsman with his brains bashed back in again.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 09:04 AM

How do you know Al? LOL


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 09:03 AM

dog rough...rough as a badger's arse!


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 04:19 AM

I'm all for re-introducing the Watford Gap...

:D


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: danensis
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 12:50 PM

A "ten foot" is an alley, snickets were only three or four foot and were a short-cut from one street to another, ginnels went through a house or between shops to get to the back yard. In York of course they have snickleways.

I always thought the south started at Bawtry? The north of course, starts at Watford.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 08:40 AM

A ' geordie ' is only a Scotsman with his brains kicked out, so shut thi gob.

eric


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 05:50 AM

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


Geordies think that they come from the North-East but Newcastle-upon Tyne is further west than Southampton - just remember, all things are relative!.

The East starts at Cleethorpes (and Greenwhich too, of course)


DC


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: ard mhacha
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 05:19 AM

So much for Ulster-Scots getting a grant for a "language", why not Geordie?.


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 02:31 AM

"Whar's thoo gannin' Lad"?
"Gannin tae the pitchers, Marra!"
"Gannin' rae the bliddy pitchers? --Whey, Man,it's a ca'd neet-- howay in the hoose an' heat thee bliddy Knackers at wor yag!"

"How' Boab, dis thou like corran' kyek?"
"Divs Ah like corran' kyek? Whey Lad, Ah think am diz!"


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: robomatic
Date: 02 Dec 05 - 03:13 PM

sassenach


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 02 Dec 05 - 08:54 AM

I liked the Bringle eaf stuff:-) Knew a girl from just across the way from there (Strawberry Road) and we used to ask her how to bake a cake.

Get some flowoh, some sugoh, some bu'oh...

My personal favourite was from my Grandad - "Ah'll gan thee a punce on't'yed"

Some others not heard by me but reported in a local history book.

"Look at aw them daft buggers - They're all gooin to geron that tram an only half on 'em ull fit"

"Ah'lll sound the bloody whistle at half past twelve wharever time it is"

Cheers

Dave t'gnome


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Subject: RE: favorite Northern (UK) Expression
From: Les from Hull
Date: 02 Dec 05 - 08:29 AM

Mr M Uppett - collecting bonfire wood in 'ull is 'fragging'. And all our snickets and gunnels are 'tenfoots'.


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