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It's a novelty here too, so much so that the old stuff is being turned into sculptures and jewelery.

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I was phoning Veolia to book having a dead washing machine taken away and was stumped trying to tell them where I'd put it. Your traditional Yorkshire terrace house that is set back from the pavement has a small garden-y bit at the front with a paved bit in front of the front door. I'm sure there must be a name for this - the Americans would probably call it a stoop, but that's a run of steps. I ended up telling them: next to the end of the gennel by the front door.

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59 minutes ago, jgharston said:

I was phoning Veolia to book having a dead washing machine taken away and was stumped trying to tell them where I'd put it. Your traditional Yorkshire terrace house that is set back from the pavement has a small garden-y bit at the front with a paved bit in front of the front door. I'm sure there must be a name for this - the Americans would probably call it a stoop, but that's a run of steps. I ended up telling them: next to the end of the gennel by the front door.

Did they know what a gennel were?

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I think that I would have said “front garden “. I think they probably would have noticed a washing machine!

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Cornish, as in mantelpiece

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On ‎19‎/‎01‎/‎2005 at 22:00, rainbow2411 said:

When meals where over we always used to "sidey" t'table.

We used to call the kitchen worktop 'the side', and said sidey the table as well.

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butter and best butter.  Friends from down south can't get their heads round this, as in, butter was marge and best butter was butter!!!

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