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  • peterfile
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    No.

    You’ve got a face like a dug lickin pish aff a nettle.

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    Is this cottaging parlance?

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Get your baps out.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Get your baps out.

    I’m not falling for that one again you have to put ‘Simon Says’ on the front.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    A Northumberland fishing boat filled with Sherry is an awful lot of sherry.

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    peterfile – have heard that one with “bulldog” for full effect 🙂

    DrP
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    OK…
    If I were in Gloucester and were to offer you a ‘henry’, would you accept it?
    And what would it be?

    DrP

    Mister P
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    Henry = an eighth of weed round these parts. Apparently.

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    3.54gms. Yes

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    “I’m going to the outdoor for some butter and a schooner of sherry.”

    I’m flipping mental?

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    Are we talking Lamb Henrys?

    Well where I come from, an outdoor is a licensed shop that sells tobacco products, beers, wines, sweets, crisps, cooked meats and cheeses.

    I’m from Salford. I work in Bolton and nobody was aware of this term 6 miles away.

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    And a schooner?

    plumber
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    Burnley – I’m agate, she’s agate
    Clitheroe – Kittle, Gert’un, Tronish
    Blackburn- Buzz’zez
    Calgary – F’shoozies, Timmies

    Just some I’ve come across in my travels

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    schooner is just a type/shape of glass.

    “I’m going to the outdoor for some butter and a schooner of sherry.”

    ?

    DrP.

    Yes I would.

    Orange juice and lemonade.

    DrP
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    ^^^^
    Winner!

    Though, not really, as calling an orange juice and lemonade a Henry is ruddy daft..!

    DrP

    (My inlaws are from Glarrr-starrr)

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    Get your baps out.

    A friend here in Ayrshire had an american cousin come to stay with them. While preparing lunch they were asked if they could go to the shop and pick up some rolls. The cousin agreed that they would but was too embarrassed to clarify what they meant by ‘rolls’ so when they got to the shop they were a bit nervous as to whether they were asking for the right thing in the right place

    american ‘Can I have six rolls please’
    Kilmarnock shop keeper ‘Would you like a wee poke?’

    poor guy didn’t know if he was being propositioned or threaten with violence.

    rogerthecat
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    Mardy?
    Nesh?

    b r
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    Well where I come from, an outdoor is a licensed shop that sells tobacco products, beers, wines, sweets, crisps, cooked meats and cheeses.

    Also known as an ‘Offy’ and ‘Beer-off’ where I come from.

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    mardy – got grumps on
    nesh – soft – “stop being nesh”

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    schooner is just a type/shape of glass.

    A half. Very odd an ‘outdoor’ can sell sherry by halves. 😀

    Schooner is a glass slightly bigger than a pint glass.

    2. A large beer glass, generally holding a pint or more.

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    orange juice & lemonade – Batman Special (but only if fresh orange, of course).

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    Nesh is more particularly feeling cold round here…

    How about spice or tuffies?

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    A schooner glass is around 1/2 pint up here.

    rogerthecat
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    Spice – sweets

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Tin tin tin.
    10 while 12

    Bin out al’neet.

    I do wish my colleagues would learn to speak properly!

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    Don’ want no grockel talkin roun’ ‘ere fanks.

    rogerthecat
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    @Onzadog – use of ‘while’ instead of ‘whilst’ – S Yorks habit

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    wait here while red light shows

    😆

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    Grockels, as in ‘overners’ ?

    Funny lot

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    Office is full of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster folk with a smattering of Barnsley and one “Wakey bird”.

    DrP
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    Of course, being from the South, all the above simply looks like somebody vomited alphabetti-spaghetti onto my screen…

    DrP

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    Nesh is more particularly feeling cold round here…

    I understand it someone who feels the cold, but the sense of being a bit delicate or soft about it.

    BlindMelon
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    I’d like some fadge please and maybe some dulse. Oh and a vodka and white.

    Any ideas?

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    Of course, being from the South, all the above simply looks like somebody vomited alphabetti-spaghetti onto my screen..

    Of course, if you were really from the South, you’d know a grockel when you saw one. Grockel 😉

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    Of course, being from the South, all the above simply looks like somebody vomited alphabetti-spaghetti onto my screen…

    Ah yes the south where they all speak like Stuey Griffin.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD6tb27KRIw[/video]

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