Login | Register
 
Message Board | Latest Posts | Your Recent Posts | Rules

Thread: Bob's your uncle???

Is this discussion interesting? Share it on Twitter!

Bottom of Page    Message Board > The Prancing Pony > Bob's your uncle???   [1] [2] [3] >>
Well stop lurking and say hello!!!!! sheeesh.. you just cant find good friends these days ya know Tongue Smilie
My Concise Oxford Dictionary defines 'Bob's your uncle' as being slang for 'all is well'.

This phrase can be used even if one does not have an Uncle Robert.
Yeah, we have loads of those type of sayings over here.

In Yorkshire we have one people used to say when they could see a black sky full of rain coming across. They would say "It's a bit black o'r our John's mothers". LOL.

Just sayings, nothing to get eaten up over gimli, LOL. Wink Smilie
No Allyssa, Bob's your uncle, means there you go!

Yeh we have loads of them like:

It's raining cats and dogs: Oh no I just got hit on the head by a falling pet!

Not in a mounth of sundays: I don't know how to use a calendar!

Eih I smell like a gypsy: I have no hot water! (one for me then!

Baker's born and bread: My parents are pushing me into the family business, but I want to be an actor!

You comin' up topshop's: Come on I'm lazy you can carry my shopping!

He's bone idle: I can't palm this job off on him so I will on you!

The list goes on!
So where about in Yorkshire are you from Luthien79?
I agree with Ross on that definition of 'Bob's your Uncle'

The phrase came about in around 1937 and is used to 'express the ease of which a task can be successfully completed'


Ok squit! Big Smile Smilie
*gimli scratches head*



You sure that's english??????

oh well, just call me a cheeky fellow Tongue Smilie

[Edited on 12/3/2003 by gimli_axe_wielder]
I'm in South Yorkshire.

Cause it's English gimli. We are, after all, English. You are American.....remember. Wink Smilie English is whatever way the English people choose to speak it. Accents and sayings are different all over the UK.

We have loads of slang and saying.

1. About as much use as a fart in a windstorm = Useless.
2. Out of his head = Drunk
3. leg it = Run quick
4. Put the wood in the hole = shut the door
5. Does my head in = Gets on my nerves
6. Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire = upstairs to bed.


Even better is the Yorkshire persons way of saying them.

1. Abaatazmuchuseazafaartinawindstorm.
2. Aatanized
3. Legi'
4. Pu'wudin'oil.
5. duzmiyedin
6. Upthewudenilltebedfordshire.


Oh, Ross. We used to use the saying "Never in a month of Sundays". It actually means "Not for ages" as in seeing enough sundays go by that will fill the value of a month on their own.

[Edited on 12/3/2003 by Luthien79]
yes Gimli, squit squirt, short fellow :P


Luthien and Ross are north. I'm in the south, London to be exact. We say some things differently
Oh gosh, wanna hear some more??

slicker than snot=pretty darn slick
colder than a witch's tit=pretty darn cold

I got this in my email once, don't know where it comes from:

The wheel's stilll spinning but the hamster's dead. I LOVE THAT ONE!

A few other terms for less than perfect mental health:
Lights are on but nobody's home...3 bricks short of a full load...not playing with a full deck...elevator doesn't stop at all the floors.
Quote:
hehheh, do you by any chance have an aunty named Fanny? Big Laugh Smilie



Uhm.. ok.. I'm an aunt and my second name is Fanny. So now I wanna know what this stands for.
Um, I am not sure if we want to know the answer to the Aunt question, Ariecristiel Wink Smilie .

Just out of interest, do any of you recognise some of these sayings in LOTR? Professor Tolkien must have been fond of them as well!

Some Australian ones for music's list:
Not the full quid
A few 'roos (kangaroos) loose in the top padock.
A tinny short of a sixpack
Bats in the belfry
A log short of a load
Mad as a meat-axe
Mad as a two-bob (20 cent) watch.

I will add any that I remember. Big Laugh Smilie
Sorry bob's your uncle is the only one with the correct meaning, I thought people would get it's a joke!

ok some real one's, I will give you them in Plumb's in youre mouth english, lancastrian and the meaning

Where you born in the barn: Where ya' born in 't' barn; Close that bleeding door

You daft ape; Ya' daft ape'th; You complete tit

Are you up the stick; You up 't' stick; Are you pregenant

You make a better door than a window; You make a bett'r door th'n a wind'w; Shift your self I can't see

Colder than a badger's nadger's; Colder th'n a badg'r's nadg'r's; (do I really need to point this one out) I'm freezing

I'm stopping now I'm bored!

Aunt Fanny isn't rude it's just a really common name, well it used to be but being that it's abit dull it's been replaced by foul names such as Brittany; Br'ttnie in Manchester

Hello Mithrilblade and welcome to PT!
Some more stuff.

Hole in the wall = Cash machine
Once round him/her, twice round the gasworks = They are extremely overweight.
You've got a face like a slapped arse = You look really miserable.
Let rip = To fart.
Shed = really crap, rubbish car in bad condition.
Slap = Make-up.
Who's she, cats mother? = used when somebody refers to a girl, woman as "she" when they should be referring to them by name such as, "She did it", instead of "Lucy did it".
Ah you see it's cat's aunt over here.
Too think about it just goes to show the only people on this board who can speak correct english, are the one's who it's a second langauge to. Go Lancastrian dialect.

Think as two short planks; thick as shit!

Ross' guide to Lancastrian and Mancunian words;

abdabs:the terror, the frights; aaaargh, it's the screaming abdabs
acting up:***ey
aff:afternoon
aggro:grief, trouble,aggravation
albert finney's slippers:tough looking nippers
alcopop:alcoholic soda
ale-can:a drunkard

alright:hello
ankle-biters:nippers, especially babies
anorak:boring person, eg. trainspotter
archer:two thousand quid
arrows:darts (pronounced arrers)
arse about:mess about, waste time, e.g."stop arsing about and get down to some serious graft."
arsecobblersnackers:meat, two veg and a nice helping of rump
arsed:motivated, e.g "I can't be arsed to work"
arse-grapes:haemorrhoids
arseholed:very drunk
arse-on:a bad mood
arsewipe:toilet paper or, indeed, a contemptible person
arsey:acting up
art pamphlet:a porn mag
awning over the toy shop:beer belly
aye:yes
bab:kebab
baby gravy:a viscous fluid of the male reproductive tract
bag of shite:bobbins
bags:skivvies
bairn:baby
balloon:a nutcase
bang out of order:" Not on, old chap"
banger:sausage or jalopy
banging:good
barm-cake:What southern mancunians say when they mean a muffin
barm-pot:nutcase
barmy:crazy
basildon bond:completely bombed, wasted
bazzing:great
beak:local magistrate, e.g.'up before the beak'
beamish:a type of Guinness
belting:admirable, very good
bender:a drinking session
bevy:an alcoholic beverage
bevvied:very drunk
big blimey:blimey double plus
big ears:thank you, from "cheers, big ears"
billy bollock chops;a gentleman of portly stature
bin-lid:a small child
bint:silly woman
bird:chick
biscuit:cookie
bit of class:it's very classy,stylish. usually said after crude jokes or farty noises.
bit-of-fluff:girlfriend
bitter:Boddies, also a blue-nose
black & tan:Guinness & bitter (Mixed up!)
black velvet:Guinness & champers
bladdered:very drunk
blag:steal or obtain by chicanery
blair me out:listen to me for 5 minutes, and I'II tell you what to think
blank:an anorak, e.g. "don't be such a blank, it wasn't worth a tommy tank"
blindo:very drunk
bloke:guy
blotto:very drunk
bobbins:no good, also an essential part in wool spinning.
boddies:Boddingtons Bitter, e.g. "you've got veins in your bodies, I've got Boddies in my veins"
bog:the smallest room of the house, the ablutionary
bollocking:a telling off
bollocks:bollocks
bollocksed:very drunk
bonk:monkey business
bonkers:crazy, loopy, looney tunes
boozer:pub
boss:great, e.g "boozers are boss"
bottle it:lose your nerve
bottle merchant:a wuss
boys in blue:the local constabulary
brass:cash, e.g. "where there's muck, there's brass"
brassed off:fed up
brassed out:skint, without cash
brassic:skint, all out of cash
brassy:bold, from 'bold as brass', or cold, from 'cold enough to freeze the **** off a brass-monkey'
breadknife:wife or girlfriend
brekkers:breakfast
broon:Newcastle brown ale
bugger me backwards:blimey o'reilley
buggerall:none, e.g.'l'd buy you a bevy but I've got buggerall brass"
built like a brick ****house:of muscular stature
bum cakes:arse
bum fluff:teenager's attempt to grow a beard
bunkum:nonsense
burn:rolling tobacco
butty:sandwich or salary
cadge:to beg for something
cained:very drunk
cake hole:mouth
canned:very drunk
charlie big potatoes:an individual of import
cheeky:mischievous, e.g.'oooh, you cheeky young monkey"
chipbarm:french fries sandwiched within a barmcake
chipbutty:mmmmm, good nosh
chippy:palace of culinary delights
chips:french fries, e.g. "why waste money on expensive jigsaws? Simply buy some chips and piece the potato back together"
chokey:prison
chuff:bottom, fart
chuffed:pleased, happy
chuffer:an old and slow codger/car/train
chuffin bobbins:atrocious
ciggy:cigarette
to clock:to see or hit
clout:to hit, e.g. the motto of trafford park meat pie factory's engineering department, 'if in doubt, give it a clout'
cobblers:nonsense
cok:similar to mac, eg "how's it going cok?"
codswallop:nonsense
coffin dodger:oldperson
cop off:score
copping clobber:dandy clothing
Cor Bllmey Charlie:expression of amazement.
cracking:very good, admirable craic (pronounced crack) situation, atmosphere, e.g.,'what's the craic?','iy's a top craic'
crap:bobbins
cream crackered:fatigued
crikey:blimey(favourite of Penfold)
crimes:blimey
crisps:potato chips, 'walkers' are recommended
crumpet:a bit of fluff
curry corridor:rusholme (best place for a curry in all of Europe)
cushdy:sorted, everything's fine and dandy
cuz or cuzzers:curry
dangleberrles:tagnuts
dead:very, e.g.'this cuzzers tastes dead dodgy'
dead:finished, e.g 'are those drinks dead?'

dibble:the constabulary
dipstick:Idiot
divvy:Idiot
dobber:large object
dobbingbig:very big
dog:newcastle brown ale, e.g.'i've necked a dozen bottles of dog without needing the bog'
dodgy:of questionable nature, iffy
donkeys years:a very long time
do one:do one
dosh:money
doss:easy, eg "it was a doss"
doss:a gentleman of taste and distinction, e.g. "by the cut of his cloth one could tell he was a true doss"
double up:buy a double round (see last orders)
double tops:fandabbydoubledoezee
draw:dennis law
drop a bollock:make a mistake or cock something up.
ducks nuts:the dogs bollocks, top notch, a-one
duff:to beat up on
duntit;doesn't it
east didsbury:the belgravia of manchester
The Emperor of Lancashire:the inimitable george formby
fact me 'till I fart:give me all the relevant information
fag:cigarette
fair do's:fair enough, ok
fancy a brew?:would you like a cup of tea
fancy nosh:any food that hasn't been fried, doesn't have black and brown crunch bit's in it or doesn't come with a slice of bread; also known as foreign food
feel like a shitehawk's breakfast:possess a profound hangover
feel rough as a buzzard's crotch:see above
ferret felching:illegal sport carried out in yorkshire pubs
filth:the constabulary
fit:attractive, e.g."you're dead, dead fit"

flashharry:someone who throws their money around and acts like a charlie big potatoes, the sort of person who purchases lucozade even when nobody's poorly
flid:tantrum, throwing your toys out of the cot
flipping heck:cor blimey charlie
foreigner:personal work done on the sly during working hours
freakydancing:northern dancing
frig:to mess about, e.g. "will you stop frigging about"
fruity:a fruit machine in the pub
full monty:the whole thing, not holding back on anything
full whack:full price
fry-up:a good scoff
**** me:this is not a request but is an amplified version of flipping heck
****wit:a stupid person, thick as the proverbial pig****
fuddyduddy:a square person
gab:chat, gossip
gaffer:the guy in charge, e.g. 'skedaddle, it's the gaffer"
geordie:native of newcastle
get:northern spelling of'git', e.g. "you ugly get"
girls blouse:wimp
give over:desist, would you please cease that activity
give somebody a bell:contact somebody by telephone
glasgow kiss:headbutt
gob:mouth
gobbing:spitting
gob****:annoying get, a person who is all mouth and no trousers
gobsmacked:shocked
god's cops:the greater manchester police force
goolies:gonads
gordon bennett:blimey
goz:saliva
graft:work
greeboe:long-haired rocker, generally from birmingham
grub:food
grundies:skivvies
guinless:thirsty
gurning:yonner pub sport; the victor is entitled to wear a horse's bridle
had the painters in:on the rag
half cut:very drunk
to half-inch:to steal
hank marvin:hungry
harry monk:baby gravy
have-a-go hero:bloke who has-a-go at a have-a-go merchant
have-a-go merchant:violent bloke
head-the-ball:a nutcase
hedge-monkey:a new-age traveller
herbert:silly person
hooray henry:posh lager lout
howard's a***:prison
iffy:of questionable nature, dodgy
i wasn't listening mate:said when someone asks you your opinion of a deeply philosophical matter
intit or innit:isn't it
jackstraw:draw
jazz mag:one-armed reading material
jellied eels:cockney fodder
jessie:softy, usually preceded by 'southern'
jib:obtain an item or service by chicanery
jibber:one who jibs
jimmy:passing water, from jimmy riddle/piddle
joey:Holts Ale, e.g. " I shall arise and go for a pint of Joe"
joe:taxi cab (manchester only)
jolly hockey sticks:a posh lady, probably called jemima blenkinsop:forbes
kaibosh:throw a spanner in the works
kaiboshed: very drunk
kecks:trousers
kegged: very drunk
kettled:very drunk
knacked or knackered:tired or broken
knickers:panties
lad:boy
to lamp:to hit
larroped:very drunk
lass:girl
last orders:last call
leave it out:"less of that nonsense, thankyou very much." ,'you must be joking"
leg it or give it legs:to run
lift:elevator or ride, eg "give us a lift" - give me a ride
loaf:head, e.g.'use your loaf!'
local:your neighbourhood pub, being in your locality the temptation is great
lock-in:illicit after last-call drinking session in pub
loonyjuice:beer with a very high alcohol content, e.g. tennants "stupid"
lose the plot:lose the script
lounge:the civilized room of the pub
lovely jubbly:that's great
lummie:blimey
luv-a-duck:Cor Blimey Charlie
mackam:native of sunderland
mad for it:enthusiastic
madchester:the new jerusalem, of which benjamin disraeli, britain's only jewish prime minister (1868, 1874-80), said,''in all fields of human endeavour Manchester is as significant an achievement as athens' or somesuch;'the only way Manchester could be any better is if it had a beach', Ian Brown, the stone roses
mackesons:a type of Guinness
malarkey:shenanigans, e.g.'oooh, what a malarkey!'
mancunian or manc:native to manchester
mardarse, mardypants:wuss
mickey or mickeymouser:scouser
mither:hassle
morris dancing:drunken fertility dance involving sticks, popular with yonners
mufti:casual dress e.g,'fridays are mufti days'
muffin:what lancastrians and northern mancunians say when they mean barm-cake
murphys:a type of Guinness
my old mucker:mate
nackers:nads
nails:tough
nancy boy:a soft mardarse
narb:draw
neither mickle nor muckle:neither here nor there
nice one:pronounced nyyce - self explanatory
nick:police-station
nicked:stolen or arrested
nippers:kids
nobble:sabotage
nobby-no-mates:a loner
nonce:pervert
nooky:monkey business
no offence mate:i've just insulted you but I'm only joking, honest
nosh:food
nowt:nothing, e.g them that has nowt is nowt'
nutter:a nutcase
occified:very drunk, as in,'i've only had a couple of boddies occifer'
offlicense or offie:liquor store (as in iffy's offy in Withington)
our kid:my brother/sister eg "our Chris" - my brother Chris
out of the top drawer:admirable, of the highest order
owt:anything, e.g. "john drinks owt"
paraffin:a hobo; from paraffin lamp/tramp
peg it or give it legs:to run
pop your clogs:perish, die
petroleum:gasoline
pie-eyed:very drunk
pinch:steal

plod:police
plonk:wine
plonker:prat
poorly:ill
ponce:wuss
pop:soda
porkey:a lie, e.g.' a porkey must bow it's head to truth made manifest"
punter:customer, client
quid:pound
quizzie:quiz machine in pub
rank: not very pleasing, bobbins
rat-***ed or ratto:very drunk
right:very, e.g. "it was right ropey"
right mithering b******:the gaffer
ropey:of questionable nature, dodgy, iffy
rozzers:the local constabulary
ruby:curry; from ruby murray/curry
ruck:fist fight, altercation
salford kiss:headbutt
scally:a youthful chancer
scoop:a pint of beer
scouse:the language of scousers; a scouse rendition of psalm twenty-three would read Thus: 'dem as ates yew, dey see me sitting down to good scoff, you get me all poshed up and toney like, i just can't say ta enuf. no argin about it, s'long as i live the gear tings and the elpin and'll be durr. an' in the nex world"
sweet:candy
scram or scran:food
sesh:drinking session
shag:monkey business
shagged out:fatigued
shandy:a mixture of beer and fizzy lemonade
shed:a clapped out machine, usually a car, probably purchased from that bloke down the local
shedded:very drunk
sheepshagger:native of Bury
sherbert:beer
sherman (tank):an american
****-faced:very drunk
****-on-a-stick:a game popular with nippers. it involves a stick and a dollop of doggy-do
shooter:firearm
shout:round of drinks "It's my shout"
smashing:admirable, very good
smelly:see greeboe
snakebite:a potent mixture of cider and beer, some publicans refuse to serve because it induces pugilism and general loopiness, it would be quite neckable if it wasn't for the taste and smell
snide:a sneak
snidey:sneaky
soap-dodger:see greeboe
sorted:sorted
spice girl:pop tart, e.g " bang another spice girl on the grill"
spiv:dodgy business man
squaddy:soldier
stoppyback:a lock-in
straw:draw
sub:a loan, e.g.,'sub me ten quid and i'll buy you a beer"
suit:a businessman
supersonic:gin & tonic
ta:thanks
ta-no-end:thanks a million, generally used sarcastically
tagnut:winnit
tan:to forcibly take money or property with the intention of permanently depriving the owner thereof
tanked-up:very drunk
ta-ra:goodbye
tasty:he is quite tasty - he's good with his fists, she is quite tasty - she's quite comely
tight:mean, scroogelike
tight:very drunk
tights:pantyhose
tight as a gnats chuff:very mean
tinkers:irish travelling people
tinny:can of beer
tired and emotional:drunk and obnoxious
toffee:a sweet

toodaloo or toodlepip:goodbye
tooled up:armed
top:fantastic
toss:rubbish, eg "it's a load of toss"
tosser: prat
tosspot:tosser
totty:women
totty lotion:aftershave
triple up:buy a triple round (see last orders)
trollies:skivvies
twit:idiot
v.a.t.:valuable alcohol time
v.d.t.:valuable drinking time
vault:the less civilized room of the pub, miss mary should avoid
vimto:a Mancunian fruit-drink(like Ribena but nicer)
vimtoing:inviting the contents of your stomach to see sunlight again
wanker:prat
wankered:very drunk
well:very
whalley range:trouble and pain
what the dickens!:my goodness! boggarts were generally named dick.
what's on the clock, cok?:what's the time please?
wideboy:gobshite who fancies himself
winnit:dangleberries
woodentops:cops
wuz:wuss
yonks:a long time
yonner: a lancashlre hillbilly, e.g."get back to your clog-dancing, you slack-jawed yonner"
y.r.a.:yorkshire republican army


[Edited on 14/3/2003 by Allyssa]
LOL, we use a lot of those in Yorkshire.

The girls blouse one, we say "Big girls blouse".

Here are some more.

1. slammer = Prison
2. Get leg over = get the hanky panky
3. Get laid = Same as above.
4. Goz = spit
5. bog = toilet
6. spend a penny = have a weewee. Big Smile Smilie
7. kip = sleep
8. bloke = man
9. our lass = way the local blokes refer to their girlfriend/wife.
10. vittles = groceries
11. smackhead = druggie
12. Slapper = one who sleeps around
13. chuddy = chewing gum
14. lamp = punch
15. cheb = throw
16. neb = look
17. thee = you
18. veg out = relax
19. stoned = drugged up
20. deck = floor like "Hit the deck", = fall down or can also be used as "Deck him", Or "I'm going to deck you", = beat you up.
21. floor you = beat you up
22. doss = bunk down
23. tosser = idiot, nasty person.
24. Off his trolley = crazy
25. loopy = same as above
26. screw loose = same as above
27. peepers = eyes
28. blab = gossip
29. get dolled up = get all dressed up and put make-up on, do hair etc...getting ready for a big night out.
30. nipper = little kid
31. teenybopper = teenager
32. sprog = baby
33. dosh = money
34. got face on = in a bad mood
35. clobber = outdoor clothing, coat, boots etc...
36. wasted = very drunk
37. grub = food
38. codswallop = load of rubbish
39. rips = hurts
40. caines = same as above
41. pansy = weedy bloke
42. doolally = not all there
43. push iron = bycicle
44. wheel barrow = 3 wheeler car
45. in stitches = laughing really hard
46. gone out = confused
47. dough = money
48. till the cows come home = take ages.
49. gave a kid a bit of apple for it = used when somebody asks where you got something and you don't want to tell them.
50. There and back to see how far it is = been somewhere and don't want to say where you've been.
51. Cooked his bacon = died
52. kicked the bucket = died
53. topped themselves = committed suicide
54. beanpole = skinny person
55. member = most valued part of a blokes anatomy
56. kadge = borrow something or get somebody to give you something.
57. gagging = desperate, say for a drink.
58. swig = to drink (thats any kind of drink)
59. swindle = persuade
60. like rocking horse sh*t = very hard to get hold of
61. went awol = went mad
62. hit the roof = got extremely angry
63. flipped = same as above
64. had kittens = startled intensely
65. quack = doctor
66. under wangers = blokes undies.
67. clock = face
68. gut ache = feeling sick or belly ache
69. lug hole = ear
70. greb = bogey


Also, speaking of proper English. The Yorkshire accent is most like the old English language so it's the other accents that are further removed from the original way of speaking English.
*Thinx he will stick to the american way of saying things... though hes not very good at that either, and its the only language he knows! *

This is turning into a fun thread though I have to say!

the funny part is that some of the time you used more english slang to explain english slang!

Study this a while and I will be ready to go down to the English Pub down the street and actually understanding what they are saying!

Yes... theres a real english pub down the street from me... I think every english person in Southern California goes there too Big Laugh Smilie
Moderator Smilie Young people, please be warned: some of these expressions could be offensive if used incorrectly or in some regions. Please do not start using them unless you are sure of their meaning and context.
Absolutely me old china, any problems give me a bell on the dog, and I'll nip straight down the frog and put your gregory straight.
Don't worry Alyssa, there are a lot of expressions there that I would only put in this thread. I wouldn't use them elsewhere in the forum or actually use them in normal conversation even in this thread.

Anyway, I have some more here.

1. old fogey = old person
2. codger = old person
3. blow his stack = lose his temper big time.
4. sarny = sandwich
5. troff = eat
6. bodged up = messed up
7. neck it = drink it
8. can't see the wood for the trees = used when you are looking for something, can't see it but it's right in front of you.
9. They're neither long shorts or short longs = peddle pushers
10. blower = telephone
11. daft apeth (pronounced as ape with "eth" on the end) = daft in a soft and funny way, clumsy.
12. Great lumax = same as above, I often call my dogs this.
13. Saunter = walk leisurely
14. pants = load of rubbish. Used to describe the quality of something like a film or music track.
15. toff = rich, snotty snob
16. chill = relax
17. hooter = nose
18. stench = bad smell
19. reeks = smells bad
20. plonker = silly person, normally used light heartedly.
21. tension sheet = bubble wrap
22. perishing = very cold
23. up the duff = pregnant

Gimli! I noticed how much slang was used to describe what other slang words meant. Might have done it a bit myself too LOL.

Yeah, Ross used to words Clapped out to decribe what a shed was. Clapped out means the cars doesn't run very well or not at all.

As for other stuff, I had to use some soft slang to replace the not so nice normal word for it.
Yes Luthie79 we use alot of your words as well up here in the pennines, were it's cold and wet!

You Yorkshire people using the closest thing to old english, is that an act of rebellion, after us kicking your butts in the war of the roses Wink Smilie

Teenyboper; is someone who listens to cack pop music over here!

It wasn't an act of rebellion, it was just a plain fact. Anyway, yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK and if it wasn't for us, there would be no such thing as Yorkshire puddings. Wink Smilie Big Smile Smilie

Anyway, here are some more.

1. Chompers = teeth
2. Knashers = teeth
3. box= TV
4. Stick your thumb up your bum and sit on your elbow = said to people who can't find anywhere to sit.
5. fret = panic
6. Spitting feathers = very angry
7. Give the dogs a chance = said to somebody who really can't sing
8. Don't give up your day job = said to those who do something for fun but are rubbish at it such as just singing around the house or something.
9. What did your last sevant die of? = said to one who keeps telling you to do things, much to your annoyance
10. trap = mouth
11. gander = to look
12. faffing around = messing around....stop faffing = stop messing with that.
13. tha = you, only used at the beginning of sentances
14. throne = toilet
15. bless his little cotton socks = used for same reason as "bless him/her". Sarcastically inclined to annoy that person.
16. AW, diddums = sarcastic sympathy when somebody moans about something.

I keep thinking of these when I'm away from the computer. Can I hellers like think of them when I'm here writing the post. I have to write them down, LOL.
Quote:

11. smackhead = druggie



Careful, it's actually only used for one specific type of drug-user, as in "one who takes smack" those of us who have been a part of this community know that whilst being called a "stonehead" is quite acceptable to those who take recreational, and none too heavy drugs, being called a Smackhead isn't. Unless of course you are on the stuff in which case you don't care and probably can't hear.
Trust me on this, I get quite narky (that's upset) with people who insist on calling me this still, when I've been clean for a long, long time now.

Okay, rant over, ramblings of an EX-smackhead, please excuse me...
ok, I am going to show my ignorance with drugs. I am really very innocent in that area, and have lived a very sheltered life. What is smack?

Sorry plasticsquirrel. It's become a little more general round here now. Anyone who takes any type of drugs can be called one. Usually though, the people that are normally called it or those who do take the heavier stuff because they are often more obviously stoned half the time. I'm quite used to seeing them. We have some living on our street. Fortunately, they all get on with my family because they are scared to death of my stepdad, LOL.
Never touched drugs myself though. Never even tried a cig.

Also, I never knew you used to take them.

well, in america smack usually means Heroin.. but I'll let the squirrel explain this one...
Ahhh, yorkshire puddings. The best part of a Sunday dinner. They aren't bread. They are similar to pancake type things but a different shape. Like a cup with a depression in the middle where you can pour your gravy, LOL.

Yes, us Yorkshire people has lots of slang, not only that but we say many word totally distorted anyway.

Here's how we say some words, I'll spell them as close to the way we say them as I can.

Door = duwer
floor = fluwer
out = aat
going = guwin
straight = streyt
fight = feyt
there = theeya
where = weeya
down = daan
before = bifuwer

Also, when we speak, we miss a lot of of the word, "The", out of our sentances..

E.G "Get in the house". We'd say, "Gerrin'house".
Alas, Gimli is correct, Smack, Junk, H, etc. etc. all names for Heroin, hence the phrases Junkie and Smackhead, not pleasant, not at all.

But on a lighter note, Yorkshire Puddings! Yay!
Quote:
Absolutely me old china, any problems give me a bell on the dog, and I'll nip straight down the frog and put your gregory straight.


Can somebody please translate this into English?
Serching Smilie Wary Smilie

Not too sure about the 'old china' bit. Should I be vexed with you squirrel? Wink Smilie Winking Smilie
Quote:
Absolutely me old china, any problems give me a bell on the dog, and I'll nip straight down the frog and put your gregory straight.


Cockney Ryming Slang:

I agree my friend, any problems call me on the phone, and I will appear straight (unknown) and (unknown).

I tried bangars and mash the other day for the first time... I have to say, english sausages taste different than what Im used too.... not as greasy or spicy.... It was good though...
Quote:
Quote:
Absolutely me old china, any problems give me a bell on the dog, and I'll nip straight down the frog and put your gregory straight.


Can somebody please translate this into English?
Serching Smilie Wary Smilie

Not too sure about the 'old china' bit. Should I be vexed with you squirrel? Wink Smilie Winking Smilie


Okay, it does indeed mean:- I agree my friend (china plate=mate, not china white, if that was what you were thinking Wink Smilie) if anything appears wrong then call me on the telephone (dog and bone=telephone) and I will come down the road (frog and toad=road) and put your neck straight (gregory peck=neck). Okay Ally?
WELL WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY THAT THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BECAUSE IT'S A THREAD ABOUT SLANG PHRASES! Wink Smilie
Super Scared Smilie This is English? Wary Smilie

I'm leaving this thread. Tongue Smilie Scary...
No don't worry Tommy, that's not english that's Cockney! Wink Smilie
LOL, yeah.hahaha:

Americans have this thing that all english people talk like the Queen. Thats how all the English people talk in American films if you've noticed. Don't get any broad Yorkshire people like me. They probably wouldn't understand what we were going on about. Heehee!

When we were kids we used to go on holiday to Cornwall and those places and we used to get people asking us where we were from all the time. Us and our common speech.

Gimli! Have you ever had a Yorkshire pudding?
Quote:
Okay Ally?
Big Smile Smilie

Quote:
Thats how all the English people talk in American films if you've noticed. Don't get any broad Yorkshire people like me


I believe that an Irish serial, in which all the characters spoke with very broad accents, was screened in the US some years ago. The station was inundated with calls asking what language they were speaking. Big Laugh Smilie
LOL, thats so funny. I can just imagine them looking at their TV screens all confused. What language was it in!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahaHa Ha Ha Smilie

One of my older sisters' ex's was Irish so I'm used to the accent.
This is a little known fact and I mean no offence to any americans.

The James Bond film Liscence to kill, was origionally going to be called Liscence revoked. But 74% of the american audience didn't know what revoked mean't!
Also, everybody knows Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.

Well, she was originally going to be called Laura Croft but Americans can't say "Laura", so they had to call her Lara.

Again, no offence to Americans.
*lol* They can't say Laura? Is this for real? Than what do they say? Maybe I'm saying it "wrong" too. But i think Lara was a good chiose. Laura spoken in Norwgian does not sound like a cool action hero.. Wink Smilie (No offence to the Lauras out there.)
Quote:
This is a little known fact and I mean no offence to any americans.

The James Bond film Liscence to kill, was origionally going to be called Liscence revoked. But 74% of the american audience didn't know what revoked mean't!


Close but no cigar, American's knew what Revoked meant, they just naturally assumed that it meant Driving License. DOH!

Also, the movie "The Madness of King George" was supposed to be called George III as in the monarch who it is about, but American studios wondered why they hadn't seen George I or George II.

Again, this is quite natural for those not fully conversant with English History. So no offence, but it is quite funny. I'm sure there's plenty of cases where us Brits have got confused by Americanisms as well.
Yesterday I was thinking about taking offense and deleteing these posts. Orc Sad Smilie Today I read them again and had a good laugh. Orc Grinning Smilie

Yes, some of us are uneducated and thick in the head, but not all of us. Some of us prounonce our "r"s as ah, while some Brits haven't figured out that words beginning with "h" need to start with an exhale of breath. Maybe they have run out of breath mints and are just trying to be polite. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
Oh, I know how to pronounce a good H when I feel like it. It's just that I can't be bothered most of the time. Tongue Smilie

Americans do have this habit of not being able to pronounce Ts that are in the middle of words. They pronounce them as Ds. I work with an American girl and we've all noticed this.

She says "Sadurrrrday", instead of "Saturday". Big Smile Smilie

Yes, I read up about that thing about Lara Croft. I know there are other words that they can't pronounce. The girl I work with was saying the name of a film and it sounded like a totally different word because she couldn't say it right. Can't remember what the film was now. It was a while ago.

Mind, she does do a good impression of us Yorkshire folk but she knows we are proud of how we speak and we just laugh along with her. She only does it lightheartedly.
Quote:
Yes, some of us are uneducated and thick in the head, but not all of us. Some of us prounonce our "r"s as ah, while some Brits haven't figured out that words beginning with "h" need to start with an exhale of breath. Maybe they have run out of breath mints and are just trying to be polite. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie


What you mean how it should be pronunced "Aichh" not the most hated by me "Haych", it's just so wrong. this is one of the two things I will correct my friends about, the other being when they call Manchester a town, it has a cathedral it's a city! Wink Smilie

Quote:
She says "Sadurrrrday", instead of "Saturday".

I can't critise anyone from a different area on the pronunciation of words like, this being that I come from Bury and we pronunce Bus as Buz, Book as Boooook and Cook as Coooook!
I n fact I always feel ashamed when I'm in France and I try speaking in french only to have them reply to me in almost perfect English and then appologise to me for the slightest of mistakes. This always ends up in me saying "It's me who should be appologising, I'm in your country, I should be speaking your language!"
Curse me for never paying attention to languages in school, chemistry labs tempting me to make stink bombs and fire worls!
Hmmm, not sure why they call it a pudding.

Some people, like my Aunt, have it seperate to the actual dinner as a starter. It is large, about plate sized with gravy and onions. Lovely.
Also, if we had any left over, we used to eat them cold with some jam on them, LOL. Taste great sweet or savoury. Thats the beauty to them.

Hmmmm, I could really eat one right now because of that.

Ross!
Some older people round here also say "Booook" and "cooook", as well but it isn't really used by the younger generation.

In my opinion, there is no correct and incorrect way of speaking English. Each area develops it's own accent and slang. That is what a language is, not what it says in books. How do they think the English language itself came about?
Quote:
How do they think the English language itself came about?
Well you start out with an island made up of many peoples who spoke different dialects who get conquered by the Romans and Latin gets tied into their original vocabulary and then the Romans up and leave and the Saxons invade and bring in their words and then when they are firmly in control along come the upstart Normans and all the French words get tossed in the mix.

Then they fight amongst themselves for another few centuries when somebody finally figures out the world is round, so they build ships and colonies. Next thing you know their people who went out to these colonies bring more new words home, which become incorporated into the language.

Finally, after spending 2000 years in doing all this, we find that we have developed a hodge-podge amalgam of language that has no decent rules for spelling and probably a hundred different local dialects pronunciation-wise. Teacher Smilie

Of course I may be wrong.
  [1] [2] [3] >>