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Postby tightwadswife » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:55 am

Is our local dialect being dispatched to history? Should we keep it alive?

Just a few examples;
Does anyone still use words like bobbo?
Can babies understand the meaning of bobbar?
Does any one still keep their cash in a poss?
Would kids still want sweets if we referred to them as duddoos and tuffies?

My biggest peeve. When and WHY did folk start saying 'Hya' instead of 'Ayup'? :x
Let's keep it alive.
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Re: Local dialect

Postby Tomas Drouty » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:41 am

Gee orr, you wunt catch me speaking like that, it's been educated out on me.
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Re: Local dialect

Postby BigAl » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:18 pm

Yer, sumorus went to skool youno. :D

Ps, i still call them tuffies :lol:
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Re: Local dialect

Postby Caz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:39 pm

Do ice cream vans still sell suckers or have they all become lollies?
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Re: Local dialect

Postby tightwadswife » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:17 am

Gee orr yer sen TD.
We might type standard English and we speak it for work purposes, but deep down, does our native tongue still lurk?
I expect many of us ditch the 'telephone voice' when conversing with family and friends. Then you can drop all the aitches and orm abaat and Church Warsop can become Choch Wahsup etc etc...

I don't know about 'suckers' caz. Last Ice cream van I visited had a Polish chap serving. I settled for a Magnum.
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Re: Local dialect

Postby Caz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:40 am

I do think we've lost a lot of our dialect and no thanks to schools teaching us the Queen's English really, though I do think it helps kids to spell correctly. My own dialect has changed completely since being a kid and I speak properly from habit now, I remember saying things like 'geroff' and 'watter', though my parents always corrected me with the latter and made me say water, though I do still say 'eyup'. I love to hear the older ones speaking Warsopian and there's something strangely comforting in hearing them out shopping and calling to each other in dialect. On the other hand younger ones seem to have developed a different dialect and substitute 'th' for 'f', as in 'somefing' and I don't like to hear that at all.

We should start a 'foreigner's translation guide to Warsopian' by listing dialect with the English equivelent. eg Geroff = Get off. There are also the old sayings like 'it's black o'er Bill's mothaz' = It looks like rain.
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Re: Local dialect

Postby BigAl » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:49 pm

Cas said

"I do think we've lost a lot of our dialect and no thanks to schools teaching us the Queen's English really, though I do think it helps kids to spell correctly."

Have you seen the way todays kids spell :D when my niece ( 15yr old ) sends me a text it takes me hours to work out what shes saying :lol: :lol:
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Re: Local dialect

Postby moanersRus » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:55 pm

who wants a glass of watta
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Re: Local dialect

Postby loftyhermes » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:24 pm

Caz wrote:We should start a 'foreigner's translation guide to Warsopian' by listing dialect with the English equivelent. eg Geroff = Get off. There are also the old sayings like 'it's black o'er Bill's mothaz' = It looks like rain.

you mean like this Caz?

GERRONTKAWZI ....................Please keep on the pavement
AYUPMIDDUCK ...................Good morning
MEKITGABAKKUDS.................Put it in reverse
INNITCODE.........................It’s rather chilly today
ARKATTIT ..........................Listen to the rain
WOTSUP .........................Is there anything amiss?
GERROFF .........................Please go away
OOWOREEWEE....................Who was he with?
WOREEWEEHISSEN...............Was he alone?
AYAMASHEDMIDDUCK ............Have you made the tea my dear?
GIZARFONNITT ..................Please share it with me
WEEGUNAVUSDINNA ..............We are about to have lunch
YULAZWANNAGERASUSTIFIKAT ......You should always obtain a certificate
AYAGORRAWEEYA ...................Is your wife with you?
ARMGOOINWIMISSEN ..................I am going alone
GHEEOVVER.............................Please desist
ATODEHIMHECUDPLEEZISSEN...........The decision is his
YOLEKOPPIT.............................I fear you will be in trouble
GERRUPYOELSABATYATAB................Get up or I may use violence
KANNECUMANNORL......................May he accompany us?
THIZSUMMATUPWEEIM.................I fear he may be ill
AZEESEDOTE.............................Has he said anything?
ANTYERGORROAT.......................Didn’t you get anything?
ITTLENORROTYA.......................It is quite painless
YERWOTT...............................I beg your pardon
GERRIDAHNYA..........................Eat up
ARVEGONNANDOTTIDMISSEN...........I have soiled my hands
AYUPSORREE..............................Hello there
DIDITFRITYA.............................Were you scared?
SHURRUP.................................Please be quite
WOTYAGERRIN.........................What purchases are you about to make?
ITIMWEYAPOSS.........................Use your handbag for self defence
MEKSYATABSLAF .......................My, this sauce is tangy
JERWANNASUKKA......................Would you like an ice lolly?
GERRUMIN ..............................It’s your turn to buy the alcoholic refreshment
KUMAGEN..............................I beg your pardon
WEERZABOOZA.........................Can you tell me where the hostelry is?
STOKEUPMIDDUK.......................Tuck in
GIZZITEAR ...............................Please can I have it?
AMOM...................................I have arrived home safely
TINTWOTHIT...........................It is hardly worthy of consideration
DONTWOKYASENNUP ...................Do not distress yourself
EEWONTSUMOSSMUKINISBOOTS...........He is rather small in stature
AWONTAWAZ.................................I need to use the toilet
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Re: Local dialect

Postby tightwadswife » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:23 am

ROFL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Local dialect

Postby Caz » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:17 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yes, I meant exactly like that. Absolutely love it. The Warsopian took some deciphering even for me, a born Warsopian. I pity any foreigners trying to learn the locallingo! :lol:
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Re: Local dialect

Postby ELMER FUDD » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:08 am

I had some weekend visitors a while back who told me the locals were very friendly but spoke a quaint form of English. I saw that as proof that in spite of effords by some dialect is not dead.
In my younger days I worked for an engineering firm that sent me all over England and Wales to places where dialects were practically foreign languages. I once had a set-to with a man who could make no more sense out of what I was saying that I could of him. We eventually parted company exchanging derogatory words in a language we both had a smattering of- good old Anglo-Saxon.
Some idiomatic utterings confined to particular localities could also cause problems. On asking a local employee on a site up north where he had put the spanner I had just handed him, he replied; "Up a height". I was puzzled by this answer because I knew for a certainty that he had not moved more than a couple of feet from me. I looked up into the rafters and asked how and why the hell he had put it up there. He laughed and pointed to the spanner not far from my elbow. Up a height meant it wasn't on the floor.
In 1976 on a caravanning break in Stratford-upon-Avon I nearly choked on my beer when my peckish Chesterfield friend called the barmaid and asked; "Could I have a ploughman's, duck?" And she replied; "Ploughman's duck? Never heard of such a thing."
On mention of a certain city I always recall the hearth wrenching grumble from one of the denizens on learning where we had arrived from. "Wanna yower lads gied oor lass a babby an we ain't seed him since."
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Re: Local dialect

Postby Caz » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:07 am

I was in a Teeside pub and asked for a chip cob. The puzzled look on the girls face made me think she was foreign so I went on to describe what I wanted. 'Oh I see', she said in a Teeside accent, 'you mean a chip bap'. :lol:
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Re: Local dialect

Postby ELMER FUDD » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:57 pm

I swear this is true. I was called into an office in Cresswell to act as interpreter between a lorry driver from Tipton in Staffordshire and the office staff who hadn't a clue what the man was on about. What amused me most was that he couldn't understand them either.
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Re: Local dialect

Postby Warsop Person » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:39 pm

Caz wrote:I was in a Teeside pub and asked for a chip cob. The puzzled look on the girls face made me think she was foreign so I went on to describe what I wanted. 'Oh I see', she said in a Teeside accent, 'you mean a chip bap'. :lol:


Caz, don't start us on the cob one.....

If you go as far north as Doncaster they don't know what a cob is, to the m it is a bread cake, go to Derby and it is a bap but in Nottingham it is none of them and they don't have a clue what you are talking about unless you ask for a roll. This all came to light one morning when I popped to the sandwich shop just down the road from the office for a sausage cob.... they said you mean a sausage roll, it got very confusing after that and I decided from that day on i would have bacon!
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