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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #45 on: Monday 29 December 08 13:48 GMT (UK) »
Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #46 on: Monday 29 December 08 13:55 GMT (UK) »
Olly,

Another word for gym shoes = "daps"

Having moved to South Wales -and my son tarting school there -he arrived home stating he had to have a "dap bag"

I had no idea what this could be -so asked one or two other mothers what did they use a dap bag for -was told "to keep daps in""

When asked what "daps were" I was told "you know DAPS"!!!!

no wiser I enquired where to purchase one - and was told "we usually make them"

It was a couple of weeks before I realised he wanted a PE bag to keep his gym shoes in!!!

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #47 on: Monday 29 December 08 21:58 GMT (UK) »
That's reminded me of the words you used when you wanted to step out of a game for a moment

We used to say "Vainites" or "Vains", which meant that whoever was chasing you (or whatever) had to stop for a moment.

I think there are lots of local variants aren't there?  Does anyone remember theirs?
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Nord Brabant/Belgium/East London.
Kesneer Belgium/East London
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #48 on: Monday 29 December 08 22:12 GMT (UK) »
In Sth Manchester, we used to say "barley" or "barleys" if you had to stop in a game for a moment and you didn't want to be caught.

A phrase of my mother's was "Stop mithering me" if we were pestering her.

And if you wanted to reserve something for yourself, you could "baggsie" it
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #49 on: Monday 29 December 08 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I remember bagseying the desks next to the radiator at school  ;)

Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Nord Brabant/Belgium/East London.
Kesneer Belgium/East London
Burton, East London.
Barlow, East London
Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.
Thorpe, Brightlingsea, Essex

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #50 on: Tuesday 30 December 08 00:09 GMT (UK) »

Yes, when I was  kid we used to bagsey things, my children still do now!  My dad tells me up north in Newcastle they were 'cruse' to keep them safe when playing a game of tag etc.   I remember we were always 'cree'  when we were in Cardiff.  Don't know why or where it came  from.  You just couldn't be caught if you were cree.
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Norfolk/Suffolk: Love, Sharman
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #51 on: Tuesday 30 December 08 07:21 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I remember bagseying the desks next to the radiator at school ;)



That's brought back a dim and distant memory. Whilst on school holiday (think I was 9 or 10yrs old) I was staying with a relative, we went to visit the grave of her son. There was a playmate with us and I can remember just before we tended the grave saying to my friend "Bags I do this side". Boy did I get told off.


One expression I still use a lot is "Two's up" when I want to be next to borrow something.

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #52 on: Tuesday 30 December 08 10:16 GMT (UK) »
Oh I love all this...
It's funny isn't it how the affection comes through even though we were threatened so often - my mum used to say 'stop skriking or I'll give you summat to skrike for" ; ' sh** wi' sugar on' for tea etc.

How about 'he could eat one tater more than a pig'
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #53 on: Tuesday 30 December 08 13:00 GMT (UK) »
What did we say Feynies sic. for?  Can't remember!

No-one has picked up on 'That's life in a blue suit' where does it come from ant ideas?

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