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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.:)

 

I always thought "nippers" meant young uns, little kids. In Newfoundland, they call mosquitoes nippers, for obvious reasons.

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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.:)

 

In Toronto, actually. Since leaving in 1959 my Sheffield dialect is frozen in time. But back home it has evolved with a lot of the old expressions gone. We never referred to the "loo" or a "gateau", it was closet and cake.

 

A couple more are stop yer "wittlin", most families had an "'obinfoot", we poor lads only had "jerkin suits" at "Whitsuntide", maybe a "wireless", and if we were really lucky a "gramophone". When a lad brought an apple to school we tried to be the first to get "dags ont' cuwer" (core).

 

If a selfish lad didn't get his own way, he "tookt' nark", money was "dosh".

 

Funny how it "allus" comes back. Your "ne'ow" was a good one.

Edited by trastrick

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We never referred to the "loo" or a "gateau", it was closet and cake.

 

Awwww come on everyone knows it was the bog and bun :D

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Awwww come on everyone knows it was the bog and bun :D

 

At mine it would have been "Lav" and "cream bun"......(Attercliffe)

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Forgot about Bull Week..the week before the holidays when everyone worked oer, to draw as much as possible fo' seaside.

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Sneck lifter,an amount of money to buy a drink in the pub in the hope of someone buying your beer all night in sympathy of you being skint.

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