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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167821Post Millymollymandy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:24 am

SusieGee wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:They are called Rutabaga in France also. :mrgreen:

Here are a few French words:

Le shopping
Le weekend
Le brushing (blow dry)
Le shampooing (shampoo)
Le relooking (revamping a room/person)

:mrgreen:

You forgot 'Le 'amburger' :lol:
Actually that's cos it's a 'steak hache' (e acute on the last word) in French. :lol:
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167822Post Millymollymandy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:27 am

Carltonian Man wrote:Bobboes.. horses
Erm yes the ma in law is always telling me to be careful of the bobboes since I fell off one and broke my foot! :lol:
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167823Post Millymollymandy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:34 am

Carltonian Man wrote:Mrsflibble, I'm shocked you can speak like that (and very pleased.. and extremely amused). My late grandmother was occasionally heard to exclaim "Gerroff the 'oss-road an back on corsi Yo, olce that mester'll ev yer".

When not in posh company I still use gew instead of go, ayin instead of having, ed instead of had and of course ote instead of anything.

e.g in a factory it isn't unusual to hear "Snap, Yayin-ote? am gewin t' caff" (translates, Would you care to order any food, I'm going to the cafe).
And then when the food arrives, "Snap, Yed-ote?" (The food is here, did you place an order?)

I love dialects, the country would be altogether less colourful if we all spoke Queens English

Martin
I've 'got' that now, I'd tend to write it as 'owt'!

I suppose you mash tea as well, that one always makes me laugh. :lol:

And whenever we say hello to the inlaws we always start with 'ayup'.
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167835Post Milims
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:18 am

We have a very odd combination here in our household - a mix of Northumbrian and South Yorkshire - now that occasionally throws up some oddities!
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167840Post Green Aura
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:58 am

Being a Derbyshire woman married to a Lancashire man, I think I can clarify the ote/owt split.

I, of course, am far to refained to say it, but my native tendency would be toward 'ote'. East of pennines.

OH is definitely an owt man (for oh so many reasons :lol: ). West of pennines.

Oh, and I always thought of it as spelled 'oat'.

:lol:
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167862Post george
Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:48 pm

Here we have Konglish.

We have handpone for mobile phone.
Service (although it is pronounce serbice) meaning on the house - it usually is snacks to eat with your beer.
Talent - tv show personality/actor/actress and to be honest this is usually a misnomer!
cc which stands for campus couple which means people who are dating at uni or the same workplace
fighting - let's go team!

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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167879Post Millymollymandy
Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:59 am

Checked with hubby who is Notts born and bred and he's heard of all those words except bogger.

His dad used to go down the pit with a snap tin.

He said to add:

Nesh - what all southerners like me are (can't take the cold!)
Jennel
Snicket (both mean alleyway)

Some of these words might have Derbyshire origins as his mum was born in Derbyshire but has lived in the same Notts mining village for about 80 years, and his Dad is Lincolnshire born and lived in said Notts village since the end of the war.

Oh and he confirms it is OTE (oat), and NOTE!!! :lol:

I don't know a single word specific to where I grew up in Bucks, other than we eat grub (I imagine that's used in many counties though) and that 'old biddy' is something I say a lot, yet my my mother in law has never heard of it! And of course I eat Lunch and Dinner. :mrgreen:
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167881Post Milims
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:21 am

Millymollymandy wrote:.

Nesh - what all southerners like me are (can't take the cold!)
Jennel
Snicket (both mean alleyway)

Some of these words might have Derbyshire origins as his mum was born in Derbyshire but has lived in the same Notts mining village for about 80 years, and his Dad is Lincolnshire born and lived in said Notts village since the end of the war.

Oh and he confirms it is OTE (oat), and NOTE!!! :lol:
My OH is from Sheffield and uses those words, and since Sheffield is right next to Derbyshire so you're probably right about their origin.

I just asked him about other words he uses and he came up with Wasserk. It's a derogatory term along the lines of plonker but stronger, or dog wee or poo!
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167886Post Green Aura
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:58 am

A jennel's the side passage to the back of your house - no-one used the front door :lol: and in Lancashire it's a ginnel.
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167892Post Millymollymandy
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:30 am

Oh I know wassock (that's how I always imagine it is spelt!) but then I think I know most rude or derogatory words! :lol: Bint's used a lot too and I didn't know that was from Northumbria - rather thought it was Estuary English! :lol:
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167942Post Brij
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:37 pm

I couldn't tell you the origins, but in my family we have :

Fizzog - face, possibly comes from French visage

Mush - also face - this confused me when I moved to Southampton for uni, where mush means 'mate'

Wops - wasp

Squizzle - squirrel

Gaff - house, home

And I won't get started on Frenglish/franglais... When it makes sense, great, but there are alot of adverts using bar-steward-ised English that neither makes sense or has any grammatical logic (in which case I would forgive them) :cussing:
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167965Post the.fee.fairy
Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:31 am

Snicket is used in York too to mean alleyway.

Here, we've got:

Cellphone
Net Bar (meaning Internet Cafe)
KTV (Karaoke Bar)

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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 167970Post Millymollymandy
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:14 am

Brij wrote:I And I won't get started on Frenglish/franglais... When it makes sense, great, but there are alot of adverts using bar-steward-ised English that neither makes sense or has any grammatical logic (in which case I would forgive them) :cussing:
:mrgreen: I used a removal company called "Design' Demenagement" - when I asked the boss (guv/patron :lol: ) why the apostrophe was there he replied "I thought that was how it was spelt". Hmmmm, not in your language, nor mine either! :shock:
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Post: # 167986Post Mr and Mrs luvpie
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:23 am

Rob's a brummie so there are many things I don't understand but the most commonly argued over one is:-

Gambol - forward roll

and living near the fens there is the :-

sister = wife = aunty!!! :lol: (sorry!)

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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 168004Post mrsflibble
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:21 am

Milims wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:.

My OH is from Sheffield and uses those words, and since Sheffield is right next to Derbyshire so you're probably right about their origin.

I just asked him about other words he uses and he came up with Wasserk. It's a derogatory term along the lines of plonker but stronger, or dog wee or poo!

I've always favoured the spelling "wazzock". also if you're really annoyed it's a "Twazzock". never used it to refer to dog excreta, but I do sometimes tell James I'm off for a Waz; pureply to confuse him. he's a soft s'uth'n bogger.
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