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4 hours ago, sfrost1979 said:

I was born in Sheffield and all my family is from there. I love the accent and the use of language. Things that I always considered usual until my family moved away from Sheffield.

 

- Calling the evening meal "tea" instead of "dinner"

- Asking someone to clarify their statements or showing doubt in what they are saying by asking "What's thee on a'baht?"

- Telling someone to stop acting so self-important: "Give o'ver thee sen."

- Referring to a bench as a "form" (my grandfather said this to me just last week)

 

There are so many, but they're all great! 

I had a 22 stone uncle who used to love filling out forms.:D

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every Friday pay day my dad used to bring me some “spice “ -sweets not the substance! On Saturday part of my mum’s shop was to buy each of us a “mug” -a chocolate bar to accompany the evening tv watching . A work colleague overheard “who were she wi wah she wi her sen or wi I’m?” and thought this true Yorkshire 😯

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When I visited my 80-odd year old mum a couple of weeks ago, she accused me of "liberty-lobbin"  down her stairs. I had a very dodgy knee at the time, so instead of walking down the stairs one foot a time, I was stepping down a stair-step with my right foot, then bringing my left foot down onto the same step and so on, all the way down.

I asked my mum what the phrase "liberty-lobbin"  meant and where it came from, but she didn't know - she just remembered the same thing being said to her when she was a kid. Has anyone else heard this one before? 

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has any body mentioned "ecky thump" yet

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24 minutes ago, kidley said:

has any body mentioned "ecky thump" yet

More Lancastrian and West Yorkshire than Sheffield IMHO.

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My mother was always telling us to stop mimi morking

Pulling faces  behind peoples back.

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My mother used to refer to tough meat as 'toff'

I met somebody else who used this term

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What tha rooerin for!!

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On 25/10/2019 at 05:51, Ontarian1981 said:

I had a 22 stone uncle who used to love filling out forms.:D

- Calling the evening meal "tea" instead of "dinner"

 

Originally from Sheffield ... these days I live in the west country and lunch is between 12 noon and 2pm, tea is around 4pm and dinner is around 6pm to 9pm!

Nobody is right and nobody is wrong!!

 

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1 hour ago, sedith said:

My mother used to refer to tough meat as 'toff'

I met somebody else who used this term

My relatives from Ilkeston always called toffee 'tuffee'

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