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Started by FleurDuMal on Jun 22, 2022 1:40:58 PM
Words that are only used in your area and baffle other people

Not necessarily the bap/bun/barm cake discussion, but just the words that are used in your locality, that outsiders don't use or understand.

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tasselhoff - 22 Jun 2022 12:42:04 (#1 of 164)

Meff

phantlers - 22 Jun 2022 12:43:20 (#2 of 164)

The eddy.

Arjuna - 22 Jun 2022 13:50:59 (#3 of 164)

zplfff

FleurDuMal - 22 Jun 2022 13:52:10 (#4 of 164)

A few explanations would also help.

Arjuna - 22 Jun 2022 13:56:17 (#5 of 164)

Not to outsiders

Grazioli09 - 22 Jun 2022 13:56:54 (#6 of 164)

"Where's that to?"

Arjuna - 22 Jun 2022 13:57:29 (#7 of 164)

Coming round here

Nicking our words

FleurDuMal - 22 Jun 2022 13:57:58 (#8 of 164)

OK, how many of you know what 'pogged' means?

widenation - 22 Jun 2022 14:06:08 (#9 of 164)

Busted for dogging?

lammaMia - 22 Jun 2022 14:11:03 (#10 of 164)

Belm

Bloviating

Tomnoddy - 22 Jun 2022 14:12:56 (#11 of 164)

Wolfbagging.

phantlers - 22 Jun 2022 14:14:46 (#12 of 164)

The eddy is what people from Connah's Quay, Queensferry and other Dee estuary towns call the tidal bore.

Lawlsie - 22 Jun 2022 15:20:17 (#13 of 164)

Words or phrases? Or sentences in which they are used?

Eg round here they say "I doubt it rain" meaning they think it will rain.

And "It's black over Bill's mother's" means it'll rain.

coshipi - 22 Jun 2022 15:23:53 (#14 of 164)

"I can see the mainland" - it will rain soon.

"Can't see the mainland" - it is raining.

(Stornoway.)

Lawlsie - 22 Jun 2022 16:30:50 (#15 of 164)

My favourite is

I'll be glad when I've had enough

carterbrandon - 22 Jun 2022 16:36:35 (#16 of 164)

"It's black over Bill's mother's"

That spread far from its Midlands origin. Certainly further than the back of Rackhams.

Mazzarin - 22 Jun 2022 16:40:55 (#17 of 164)

Wazza.

Used in Knowlsey regarding wasps. Wirral people kept asking WTF I was talking about.

TheExcession - 22 Jun 2022 16:43:40 (#18 of 164)

'bar' meaning pounds sterling ie. "I've got ten bar in my wallet."

Lawlsie - 22 Jun 2022 17:09:31 (#19 of 164)

It's all gone down bank. Means it's all gone down hill.

Mazzarin - 22 Jun 2022 17:10:52 (#20 of 164)

"Our kid" - meaning sibling.

Though on some estates......

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