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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 168030Post Millymollymandy
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:21 am

But a wazz is a pee! :lol:
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Post: # 168045Post Brij
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:56 am

Millymollymandy wrote:But a wazz is a pee! :lol:
:lol:

My poor mum always thought that a wazz was something much ruder... She was relieved when I explained it is only a piddle!
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 168051Post Millymollymandy
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:09 pm

And there's slash for pee as well!

Brij where are you from as I get the feeling it is London or nearby with use of the word 'gaff'. :mrgreen:
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Post: # 168085Post Brij
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:27 pm

Millymollymandy wrote: Brij where are you from as I get the feeling it is London or nearby with use of the word 'gaff'. :mrgreen:
The Beds/Cambs/Herts border. But my mum grew up in Scotland... Probably a Herts thing!
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 168162Post Derry
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:58 pm

the word 'bint' is derived from the Arabic word for woman.. quite a lot of words in the modern english language are =]

my bloke is a stokie, and instead of 'yourself/myself' its 'yoursen/mysen' which really confuses me. he says 'rate' alot too.. such as, 'im rate sweaty' (after a gig haha)

ive been spending a lot of time with yamyams (people from the black country) recently, so ive been saying stuff like 'how am yam', 'where yow bin', etcetc

does anyone here know what a 'scrage' is?

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Post: # 168169Post the.fee.fairy
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:37 pm

I have one for you!

A Laowai!

A Laowai is local slang (possibly chinese slang) for Foreigner.

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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 168181Post mrsflibble
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:14 pm

Derry wrote:
does anyone here know what a 'scrage' is?
i google'd it.... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=scrage
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Post: # 168259Post sleepyowl
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:42 am

Yammisms from the Black Country:-
gill-houter-owl
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Post: # 168260Post MuddyWitch
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:43 am

We would say 'summat' (something) like ' that's a scraggy looking dog' to mean it was in need of grooming, if that helps.

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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 168346Post Derry
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:31 pm

mrsflibble wrote:
Derry wrote:
does anyone here know what a 'scrage' is?
i google'd it.... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=scrage
haha, its the first one. its a brummie term, a cross of a scratch and a graze... pretty much no one outside of brum has heard the term =]

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Post: # 168416Post sleepyowl
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:26 am

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Post: # 168691Post anarchistinslippers
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:18 pm

I can remember talking to a South African colleague about cakes.

Me: "I like teacakes.."
Her: "What are they? Like cupcakes, but bigger?"
Me: "No, they're kind of doughy scones, sometimes with currant/sultanas..."
Her: "Ah, that's a flapjack"
Me: "Naw, a flapjack is oats in syrup, cut into squares.."
Her: "No, that's a muffin.."
Me: "No, that's a teacake with attitude, with a weeks worth of calories.."

Et cetera! :scratch:
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Post: # 168727Post MuddyWitch
Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:43 pm

Many Moons ago I worked on a holiday camp for the Summer. The waitresses there were drawn from all over the British isles. We took a vote on whether a 'moggy' was a cat or a mouse!

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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 168740Post Graye
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:25 pm

I remember scrages! I was always scraging my knees when I was a kid. And how about scrobble? Another word which I thought was "real" English until I was about 10.

I once heard two old chaps at the bus stop in deep conversation about local news. The one said to the other "There was a bint knocked off down Brummagem Road". I would imagine that would be totally incomprehensible to non-Midlanders?
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Re: Is that English?

Post: # 168750Post Millymollymandy
Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:51 am

Perfectly comprehensible, sounds like London/Estuary English to me! :lol:
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