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alanmackinnon

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Rules   Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:53 pm

You are right Tony. It has a lot to do with those strange vowel sounds plus an almost bastardised version of Geordie cum Scottish. And it always irritates me when people locally say Witherensea instead of Withernsea and, even more aggravating, Thorningumbald instead of Thorngumbald. However, we mustn't let these differences aggravate us since it is all part of the very rich fabric of our area's wonderful diversity.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Rules   Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:49 am

There are a lot of interesting sayings in the Scottish language for example:-

"Get it over the fingers" - a reprimand, no doubt derived from the days when pupilswere rapped over the knuckles by the teacher.

"Get your heid in your hands" - receive a severe scolding. In Glasgow the severity is added to by "Ye'll get yer heid on yer hauns - an' yer teeth tae play wi'".)-a kinda threat to knock your teeth out.

"Go your dinger" - lose your temper.

"Pit the hems on" - keep in order, as in "Jeannie pit the hems on her husband so he couldnae get to the pub."

"Shoogle" - to shake or rock from side to side "Don't shoogle the ladder." A shoogle is a shake or nudge such as "Give me a shoogle if I fall asleep." The old tram cars were known as "shooglies." And if someone's "jacket is on a shoogly peg" he is in danger of getting the sack!

"Sherrack" - a public dressing down, as in "She gave Jimmy a right sherrackin' in the street for coming home drunk."

"Skelp" - to smack or slap. "You'll get a skelpit leatherin when I get you home"

"Fish Supper" - fish & chips

"Drookit*- Totally soaked, usually from being out in the rain. On the other hand, droothy describes a thirsty person who needs a drink - especially an alcoholic one!

Get tae France- a polite Scottish way of telling you to " Get to F***!!

These are a few of the sayings North of the border,but sound funny in a Scottish accent. Ther eyebrows raise a liitle when I come away with the Hull expression- "I cun't tell yer"!
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Rules   Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:27 am

the dialect in East Yorkshire is also different in many areas.
Names are pronounced diferently as well.We say Leaven instead of Leven.Catwick is Catick.Atwick is atic/We also shorten words like With and Brid,bot never Scar!
A lady I used to work with did not understand why we say Prinni Av ,Cot road and Chants Av.So why not Hold road.Hessle Road is ezzel road.
And bus is buss.
Maby a new thread is needed on local words and accents Mike as many may miss it on this post
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