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Hark at kettle calling the pot grimey arse, my mate in Nottingham stole this one from me, he says no one has heard of this version, is it just a Sheffield saying and which is the original pot black or grimey arse.

 

hiya i remember replying to one writer on one of these sites some while ago, she was to say her son had started at a school here and had started talking with a sheffield slang and was asking of what to do about it, i wrote that if her son wanted to fit in with school pals this was how,

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I remembered a couple of really old fashioned sayings the other day, both relating to individuals who are not really up to speed. The first was 'He's a reight piecan he is,' presumably 'a right nutter', the 'piecan' bit coming from 'Pecan', the nut.

The other one was to be called a 'Duck Egg', meaning stupid. Anybody old enough to remember these?

 

never erd pecan-- not posh enuff to name us nuts!!!!!

Often called 'yer duck egg' tho, sort of affectionate term like- 'silly beggar'

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One saying I recollect but haven't heard in ages is 'mimimoking'. If I tried to impersonate one of my mom's sayings or mannerisms I'd be told in no uncertain terms to 'stop mimimoking'.

 

Anyone else used that expression?

 

The expression for that behaviour in our family was "slow timing."

 

'mimimorkin' was what people did from a distance-- exagerated, silent speech and hand waving trying to convey a message from a passing bus for example!

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Mimimorkin'/Mimimokin' is what Les Dawson used to do on some of his sketches on T.V. And he pinched it off Norman Evans. Both good though. I first noticed it when my grandma' was saying something to a neighbour and didn't want me to know what was being said.

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Mimimorkin'/Mimimokin' is what Les Dawson used to do on some of his sketches on T.V. And he pinched it off Norman Evans. Both good though. I first noticed it when my grandma' was saying something to a neighbour and didn't want me to know what was being said.

 

hiya

weer wa tha brung up,in a stable,well shut dooer.

watts fer tea ? bred an gerrat it

see this finger, see this thumb, see this fist thall get sum.

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never erd pecan-- not posh enuff to name us nuts!!!!!

Often called 'yer duck egg' tho, sort of affectionate term like- 'silly beggar'

 

Piecan was one of my Dad favorites, along with "gunner"..

He's alus gunner do it but never does, a reight Pobead..

And did any one else "alus gerrold ut wrong end o stick". ?

Edited by grinder

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nebbing and pyking both mean " not looking " I think??

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nebbing and pyking both mean " not looking " I think??

 

No, they mean being nosey...

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nebbing and pyking both mean " not looking " I think??

 

They both mean looking, but in a "nosy" (nebbing) or "peeping" (pyking) sense.

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No, they mean being nosey...

 

hiya grinder j, we always said nebbying,like keep the neb arrt.

and pyking, pyking raant corner.

the hard piece at the front of a flat cap was called a neb.

my dad always wore a flat cap, 6/8 panels with a button on top.

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hiya grinder j, we always said nebbying,like keep the neb arrt.

and pyking, pyking raant corner.

the hard piece at the front of a flat cap was called a neb.

my dad always wore a flat cap, 6/8 panels with a button on top.

 

ex mum in law always calls a cap-peak a "neb"

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As a rule of thumb I would say,

Pyking and peeking are the same thing, you can pyke or peek..

Nebbin/Nebbyin is uninvited looking...

Having a Neb/Nebby, having a look..

Edited by grinder

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