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Heres one for all you real Sheffielders.

 

Can you think of any words used in dialect that may not be easily understood elsewhere?

 

I'll set the ball rolling.

 

crozzled - well done, as in I like my bacon crozzled.

 

brussen - full up, as in That meal ant arf left me brussen

 

throng - busy, as in thronger than Throps wife

 

:hihi:

Any more for any more?

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Originally posted by Mo

Heres one for all you real Sheffielders.

 

Can you think of any words used in dialect that may not be easily understood elsewhere?

 

I'll set the ball rolling.

 

crozzled - well done, as in I like my bacon crozzled.

 

brussen - full up, as in That meal ant arf left me brussen

 

throng - busy, as in thronger than Throps wife

 

:hihi:

Any more for any more?

 

nesh and mardy i know that this has never been heard of down south, not sure about nesh

aunty x

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i always say i'm nesh (not sure of spelling cos its probably a made up word!) meaning always cold. nobody has heard of it! sorry is this what you meant?

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Originally posted by _Ren

i always say i'm nesh (not sure of spelling cos its probably a made up word!) meaning always cold. nobody has heard of it! sorry is this what you meant?

 

when i was down south i called someone a mardy arse and they went "what"? mardy being miserable

 

is nesh known to southerners?..thats what i meant :)

aunty x

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Brossen is fairly widespread over northern England on both sides of the Pennines.

 

Nesh is also used outside Yorkshire but I haven't actually heard it on my travels. Some think it could have a connection with the french for snow (neige)

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when i say i'm going to work '2 while 10' i get some funny looks from my flatmates who are from down south. They say '2 until 10' i realise this is correct but when i first said it they couldn't even work out what i meant!!

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and do you say "i've got a pot on my arm" if say you've broken a bone....its a cast everywhere else!

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oh and i'm from chesterfield and have never heard Brussen, thronger than frops wife or crozzled. how beautifully diverse a dialect sheffield has :)

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Originally posted by cgksheff

Brossen is fairly widespread over northern England on both sides of the Pennines.

 

Is that a typo or is brossen the same as brussen?

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Originally posted by Mo

Is that a typo or is brossen the same as brussen?

 

Yes, "brossen" with an "O" with same meaning.

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I don't think Mardy Arse will ever go out of style, it gives you such a good feeling to say it to someone, more so when they don't know what it means.

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corsey edge - pavement (edge of causeway)

bobbar - as in poo, rubbish. sh**e (as in 'that last thread were bobbar')

spice - sweets, confectionary

 

 

must be loads more.......still thinking.

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