Dialect/slang

The origins and history of placenames, nicknames, local slang, etc.
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Postby Johnny39 » Thu 21 Mar, 2013 8:00 pm

Jogon wrote:
Hullo east coast Johnny
How's the weather? We had an icy snap 'smorning -3c here.

Don't apologise, (dint know).

I enjoy those railway journeys, he's right for the part, and good with folks - I especially enjoyed Woodlesford when he chatted with the Rhubarb producer lady.



Hi Jogon - quick weather flash, frosty this morning then mainly sunny but a bitter wind.
Yes, I find his train journeys very interesting and containing a lot of previously unknown, to me, interesting facts.
Just a bit of trivia. Night before last I opened the door about 11.30 p.m. to let Bertie, our aged cat, in and was confronted by a fox. Although we are semi-rural it was the first time I'd seen one in the garden.
I know you will be wanting to get off to your brand new state-of-the-art Trinity Centre to spend your pennies so I will leave it at that I worked in Trinity Street "when ah wor a lad".    
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Postby Leodian » Wed 01 May, 2013 2:07 pm

In an interesting post by Steve Jones titled ‘Leeds Folklore tales’ in the ‘Ghosts and Goblins’ thread he gave the following link to information in a Special Collection in the Brotherton Library at Leeds University:- http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lavc/projectyear1.htm#Sedim

In the information brought up through that link there is an 'Incidental Material Document' link and in the information in that link there is a 'Yorkshire/SED 6Y' link (I don't seem able to get their direct URLs). On page 119 of the Yorkshire/SED 6Y link there is a section on words used in Leeds. That had some good stuff, in which I particularly liked the "water whelp [wat@ wElp] = dumpling, boiled in water and eaten with treacle" as I don't recall ever hearing of ‘water whelp’. It sounds yummy! Regular Smiley
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Postby tyke bhoy » Wed 01 May, 2013 2:21 pm

This is Leodians document.
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lavc/PDFs/SED6Y.pdf

Its a pdf so it probably downloaded depending on web browser. Chrome should render it in Chrome
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Postby Leodian » Wed 01 May, 2013 2:48 pm

Thanks tyke bhoy for providing the link to the document, which is appreciated. Regular Smiley
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Postby Steve Jones » Wed 01 May, 2013 8:36 pm

This is a link to the LAVC home page:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lavc/index.htm

you will see that they have some audio files available to listen to.
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Re: Wigwams, Wim-wams & Ducks

Postby ligotagesauvage » Fri 21 Sep, 2018 4:27 am

Lilysmum wrote:In answer to the question "whats that?" we used to get told "it's a wigwam for ducks to peak on"?? in other words mind your own business! Anybody else come across that? Stalled = fed upFast = in need of as in "if yer fast for a job,get them pots washed"Runnin wick = with nits/fleas



Lilysmum... :) My Great Grandmother would say "It's a Wim-wam f'ducks t'peark on".

'Peark' could have been the way she pronounced 'Perch'. I'm not sure if 'Peark' was a word that had some meaning in the local dialect.
Local dialects don't always survive the test of time. Words are lost and whole dialects die out in fact.

'Wim-wam' It wasn't mispronounced by her. She didn't mean to say 'Wigwam'. 'Wim-wam' - A name given to any new-fangled item.

(I bought my Grandma a mobile phone. She was into her 90's. I tried to explain the basics but she couldn't grasp it... That's all
that was needed for the mobile to qualify as a 'Wim-wam'.
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Postby ligotagesauvage » Fri 21 Sep, 2018 4:29 am

Lilysmum wrote:In answer to the question "whats that?" we used to get told "it's a wigwam for ducks to peak on"?? in other words mind your own business! Anybody else come across that? Stalled = fed upFast = in need of as in "if yer fast for a job,get them pots washed"Runnin wick = with nits/fleas



Lilysmum... :) My Great Grandmother would say "It's a Wim-wam f'ducks t'peark on".

'Peark' could have been the way she pronounced 'Perch'. I'm not sure if 'Peark' was a word that had some meaning in the local dialect.
Local dialects don't always survive the test of time. Words are lost and whole dialects die out in fact.

'Wim-wam' It wasn't mispronounced by her. She didn't mean to say 'Wigwam'. 'Wim-wam' - A name given to any new-fangled item.

(I bought my Grandma a mobile phone. She was into her 90's. I tried to explain the basics but she couldn't grasp it... That's all
that was needed for the mobile to qualify as a 'Wim-wam'.
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Re: Dialect/slang

Postby Leodian » Fri 21 Sep, 2018 8:24 pm

I wonder if 'heckers' (eckers?) is still in use in such as in 'Will he heckers like' meaning he won't do something?
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Re: Dialect/slang

Postby jim » Fri 21 Sep, 2018 8:30 pm

Will he heck as like.....
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Re: Dialect/slang

Postby Leodian » Fri 21 Sep, 2018 8:32 pm

[quote="jim"]Will he heck as like.....[/quote

:)
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