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rosy lee apples and pears

 

Quite common amongst Cockney Sheffielders.:hihi:

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My Nan always used the word SHUNKLY to discribe something that glittered like sequines. Its a word that all of use in our family.

She also used to say that if someone was dawdling or walking slowly they were TRERKLING along. A nice discriptive word but dont know if its a proper word.

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rosy lee apples and pears

 

Sorry mate we are Yorkshiremen, not Southern softies :)

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These are from memory:

 

Lairy (showy) dead fly (promiscuous f) will yer be said! (that's enough!) ont' tick (credit) fancyman (sugar daddy) tha brush (you idiot) chabby (little brother) doll's on (bad mood f) one oert' eight (drunk) mardy - as in mardy arse (great descriptor but no modern translation) mucky (dirty) loppy (filthy) doss house (crash pad) pill (small ball for street or yard soccer) packinup, snap (food to take to work) todds (alone) shank's pony (I walked) caussy (sidewalk) roudt' lump (around the block) nippers (pliers) spondulex (cash)

 

I'm sure there's more...

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These are from memory:

 

Lairy (showy) dead fly (promiscuous f) will yer be said! (that's enough!) ont' tick (credit) fancyman (sugar daddy) tha brush (you idiot) chabby (little brother) doll's on (bad mood f) one oert' eight (drunk) mardy - as in mardy arse (great descriptor but no modern translation) mucky (dirty) loppy (filthy) doss house (crash pad) pill (small ball for street or yard soccer) packinup, snap (food to take to work) todds (alone) shank's pony (I walked) caussy (sidewalk) roudt' lump (around the block) nippers (pliers) spondulex (cash)

 

I'm sure there's more...

 

Brings back memories, nippers tho we used for kids also, ankle biters (little kids also), shut thi gob (be quiet), ne'ow (no), are you now in America? I asked as you use sidewalk, we say pavement; or path.:)

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Put wood int oil (close the door), This afs (this afternoon), scosh (school) up wooden 'ill (upstairs), goin across yard (going to the toilet), its ont cornish (it is on the mantleshelf), mend fire (put more coal on the fire)

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if something is not plumb i still say its cockled over, only found out the other year from a non sheffielder there is no such word.

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