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Originally posted by Ally68

You are taking this abit to the extreme! All I was saying that I agree that when we write we do put a space in between words. We do not normally see these spaces when we speak as you originally put. This is meant to be a fun thread. You seem to be taking offence of me making fun of my own accent!:confused:

Try saying 'hello' and someone will take offence! I tried posting only on fun threads like this one and was 'hacked to pieces' (people from sheffield tend to exaggerate too! I went back to posting on controversial threads because I thought to myself 'Imayaswellbehungforasheepasalamb'

 

People from Sheffield do speak fast. I haven't lived there for 20 years but I'm always being told to speak slower. People are contantly misunderstanding me and I don't have very much of an accent left (according to people from oop north anyway):)

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Originally posted by tulip

Try saying 'hello' and someone will take offense! I tried posting only on fun threads like this one and was 'hacked to pieces' (people from sheffield tend to exaggerate too!

 

And who is taking offence, exactly? Not me, that's for sure. I've already said as much several times.

 

If you think trying to have a half-way intelligent discourse about dialects and colloquial speech patterns is "taking offence", then you're even stranger than you appear in most of your posts! ;)

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Sticking my fingers in my ears and not listening to someone who is looking for an argument is my new defence. It doesn't work when you are reading the written word though!

 

There's nowt stranger than folk. If all my posts make me sound strange then I fit right in with rest of the folk ;)

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Now now children.......can we please stop bickering and be nice......it is after all a thread on Sheffield sayings and rhymes and I accept that much of it will be tongue in cheek.

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My Mother used to chant a little rhyme when sharing things out among the kids.

One for me - and one for thee - and one for copper sheeny 'at

 

Have no real idea what it meant, but suspect either the local policeman, or the local big cheese was the "Sheeny 'at.

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shefco, I think the rhyme went

"Bobby Bobby shiney hat

three balls in his hat

One for thee & one for me

and one for Bobby shiney hat."

Bye it is a long time since I hard that one.

Heres another oldie

YYURYYUBICURYY4me.

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Originally posted by Cynthia

I have a list of Yorkshire & Lancashire sentences that only people from these two counties would know.

 

Here are a few of them-

 

Intitot

,

 

Hi Folks, sorry could not condense this but worth a read taken fromc an you speak Yorkshire

 

CAN YOU SPEAK YORKSHIRE?

How well do you know Yorkshire? See how many of the 50 phrases below you can decipher.

 

1. Intitot

2. Giusit

 

3. Summatsupeer

 

4. Gerritetten

 

5. Gerartanit

 

6. Supwithee

 

7. Iantgorrit

 

8. Smarraweim

 

9. Azeeginiter

 

10. Geeitmester

 

11. Eezgooinoam

 

12. Asthmum

 

13. Asthe gorrit withy

 

14. Purremineer

 

15. Ayampt eared nowt

 

16. Astha gorrit reight

 

17. Thalafter gerra newun

 

18. Eesezitintis burraberritis

 

19. Lerrus gerrus ands washd

 

20. Summonemz gorra gerroff

 

21. Weev gorra gerras imbux

 

22. Thamn gerrit lernt

 

23. Shut thigob

 

24. Owzeeno

 

25. Berritinters

26. Nardendee, wotdardooin

27. Asta seenim ont telly

 

28 Corforus ararpastate intmormin

 

29. It dunt marrer

 

30. Lerrus gurrat pixchers

 

31. Astagorratanner

 

32. Eenosenowtabartit

 

33. Eez gunna gerra lorra lolly fer

 

34. Lerrer gerrontbus

 

35. Essdurant purrizead undert watr

 

36. Eesezeantadit

 

37. Oowereewi, wuree weeissen

 

38. Ateltim burriwunt lissen

 

39. Lerrim purrisaton

 

40. Astle clowt thee if tha dungiare

 

41. Tintintin

 

42. Gerrarry tergithi and weeit

 

43. Eez gorris atooam

 

44. Thawantser wash thieroils aht

 

45. Middads gorra jag

 

46. Thakkan if tha wants

 

47. Tantad nowt dunnatit as I nose

 

48. Cantha kumterourowse tuneet

 

49. Weers gaffa

 

50. Geraway withi thaduntno

 

 

 

E]

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Originally posted by vhopkinson

Originally posted by Cynthia

I have a list of Yorkshire & Lancashire sentences that only 39. 49. Weers gaffa

 

 

Sorry that last post was so long

 

Regards Vera.

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Originally posted by tpiddo

I once bought a book (which i have still got) called Sheffieldish a begginers phrase book,

it was published in 1981 by City of Sheffield publicity dept.

it has got phrases in it like keep thi nooers art also indivadual word translations;

hole - oyal

coal - coyal

head - eead

etc

 

and some poems in sheffield dialect. Some of the poems are by a man named Tom Hauge who wrote a book called Totley Tom.

 

hi tpiddo,

 

I have that little booklet too. it,s great now i,m tearing my hair out cos I cant find it. the poems are good I luv to get it out and show the Aussies they haven't a clue what its all about.

 

Regards Vera.

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With reference to someone spending a lot of money :

 

"Who's she think she is, Lady Docker ?"

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A slightly risqe one from the late fifties - - sung to the tune of "Ghost riders in the sky"

 

And all at once a mighty herd

Of red eyed cows I saw -w - w!

Coming out the Barleycorn - n - n!

And trotting down the moor.

Yippee i o-o-o-o-o

Yippee i o -o-o-o-o-!

Night riders in the Sky!

 

Apologies.

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