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24-03-2006, 00:19   #1
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I was looking through Wikipedia, and found this page about nicknames for people from different regions of the UK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...onal_nicknames

I've heard of Mancunian or Scouser, but...what's a "Dee-dar" or "Steely" for Sheffielders ?
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24-03-2006, 00:24   #2
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I always thought it was cos of the sheffield dialect. as in.

Get over 'ere thee. but on that wiki it shows as "dee-dar" please correct me if im wrong
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24-03-2006, 00:26   #3
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Da knows wot dar doin dee does

translation: Competent.
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24-03-2006, 00:27   #4
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I always thought it was cos of the sheffield dialect. as in.

Get over 'ere thee. but on that wiki it shows as "dee-dar" please correct me if im wrong
I always thought dee dar was the noise 1960s police sirens made.
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24-03-2006, 00:27   #5
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Dee-dar is what people call us from Sheffield because of the way we talk. I was once told that the reason is because in the old days they couldn't afford sirens for the fire engines so they would sit people on top of them shouting DeeDar DeeDar - I have never lived that day down - pmsl
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24-03-2006, 00:31   #6
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Easy one - I am a native Sheffield lass (now in Oz) dee daa's are commonly known due to their accent : example - nah den de wat da doin ere?
translated to :- now then you - what are you doing here?

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24-03-2006, 01:26   #7
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It's what Rotherham-ers and Barnsley-ers call Sheffield-ers. Which is odd, because I don't ever say "What dar doing, dee?". Sounds more like a Barnsley accent to me. I never did get it.
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24-03-2006, 07:04   #8
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I always thought dee dar was the noise 1960s police sirens made.
Arrr, your thinking of a nee nar
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24-03-2006, 08:51   #9
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I always thought dee dar was a name for people from Barnsley not Sheffield, ive been calling my step mum a dee dar for years now. Dee dar to me is more of a barnsley talk has i notice they call cars as "key-ar" so that more of dee dar talk then we do.
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24-03-2006, 09:04   #10
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I always thought dee dar was a name for people from Barnsley not Sheffield, ive been calling my step mum a dee dar for years now. Dee dar to me is more of a barnsley talk has i notice they call cars as "key-ar" so that more of dee dar talk then we do.
Nah, any game between Barnsley and a Sheffield team results in the Barnsley crowd shouting "Dee - Dar" throughout the game. Similarly they will also shout it at any player who has played for a Sheffield club.

Apparently Sheffielders say Dee and Dar instead of Thee and thar.

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24-03-2006, 09:37   #11
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my sister's a proper de dah were both from sheffield but i dont talk like her...she tends to say den instead of then and so on.


Dee dont do dat doh dee's days do dee den?
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They dont do that though these days do they then?
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24-03-2006, 09:43   #12
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We've got one lad from Barnsley and on lad from Sheffield at work, They call each other Dingle (I believe a reference to Emmerdale Farm) and Dee Dar .
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24-03-2006, 10:43   #13
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ive always known dee-dars as barnsley folk
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24-03-2006, 12:43   #14
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i think nah den dee came to sheffield some three hundred years ago from old jamaca nah den dee was the dad dee da daughter; wife was de woman and den waz de son lived in pitsmoor for many years i think
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24-03-2006, 12:58   #15
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It's what Rotherham-ers and Barnsley-ers call Sheffield-ers. Which is odd, because I don't ever say "What dar doing, dee?". Sounds more like a Barnsley accent to me. I never did get it.
Right on! I work with a few Barnsley lads and they are more Dee Dah than us.
We always pick up on certain things they come out with such as Fotty (forty), Tia (Tea) and Setdi (Saturday).
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24-03-2006, 13:50   #16
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Right on! I work with a few Barnsley lads and they are more Dee Dah than us.
We always pick up on certain things they come out with such as Fotty (forty), Tia (Tea) and Setdi (Saturday).
Yeah, and my favourite, "I dunt want a cup of tia"!
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24-03-2006, 14:02   #17
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I first heard this term from some lads i was at college with - they were from Chesterfield and took great joy in referring to us as 'dee dars'
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25-03-2006, 00:47   #18
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Ithink its when refering Sheffield folk ,Its dumb Dee Dar dumb
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25-03-2006, 00:53   #19
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at first I thought it was the same as a Nee Naw....

Then I remember back and i think it was related to the Clank-Towners?
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25-03-2006, 01:12   #20
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My neighbour (Barnsley) says "poo-wek" for pork (phonetically, that's a hard one!). He calls spuds 'tay-ties' and definitely has 'tia'. I'm usually quite good deciphering accents but a plumber visited once and I had no clue what he and the neighbour were on about.... just a string of alliterations beginning with 'd'.

Fo'tty has a definite pause in the middle.

He also says 'Ah dunt' and 'thi dunt' but my Rotherham neighbour also says that.

And my dad, who is from Sheffield, says "ah'taa?" when he asks how you are, not dee. " 'Supwith'thi?" also, not dee.
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