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Hello all

 

Is anyone originally from Mansfield? Can you give me any terms or turns-of-phrase which are really 'Mansfield'? It doesn't matter if they're also in use elsewhere in the country - they don't have to be uniquely Mansfield, but stuff which isn't part of standard English.

 

It's part of a plan to inject some humour into a best man's speech at a wedding involving an Australian and a Mansfielder. I just need to be accurate and I'm not from Mansfield, see?

 

Thanks

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My husband is from Kirkby in Ashfield which is that neck of the woods. If he is greeting a friend he will say "Aye up youth". Also he will say "don't" instead of "doesn't" ie "that looks nice don't it?"

And, I don't know if this helps but I always laugh at him when he says Tuesday and Tuna cos he says Tooosday and Toooona.

 

HTH

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Yes, that's some great ammo, thanks

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Yes, that's some great ammo, thanks

 

Dudoo's are slang for sweets

youth is term for male of any age.

Caining means hurting

neyw is no

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Brilliant. Is Dudoo said 'dud - oo' or 'doo - doo'?

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Brilliant. Is Dudoo said 'dud - oo' or 'doo - doo'?

 

dud doo , I was confused when i first heard it.

 

Oh and they also say stuff like

 

Fost = 1st, the O appears or is substituted quiet a lot in spoken words.

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Great stuff. So you're not a Rainsworth native, then?

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Great stuff. So you're not a Rainsworth native, then?

 

No mate, was a native of Longley near the Moonshine lane water works until i moved here about 10 years ago.

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Dudoo's are slang for sweets

youth is term for male of any age.

Caining means hurting

neyw is no

 

cain and neyw I sometimes slip out and I've been in sheffield all my life :huh:

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I did say they don't have to be uniquely Mansfield. Some terms travelled about many many years ago, what with migration from mines opening and closing and stuff. It's not that far from here, I suppose...

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A commonley heard phrase in Mansfield is "Let us out,let us out of this sh**hle, we're not ALL pikeys you know"

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I'm trying to think of the context but........ " Nah then serry " .....serry being 'see here you!!!'.

Also is the north Nottinghamshire "Ma duck"

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