Dialect/slang

The origins and history of placenames, nicknames, local slang, etc.
Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 4:14 pm

Si wrote: I can't rememnber if this one has already been posted, but I've just come across it in a comment on Leodis:"Messages." Basic day-to-day shopping - bread, milk, eggs, butter, etc.Anyone know it? Errands in Morley.
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Postby Lilysmum » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 4:35 pm

Si wrote: I can't rememnber if this one has already been posted, but I've just come across it in a comment on Leodis:"Messages." Basic day-to-day shopping - bread, milk, eggs, butter, etc.Anyone know it? The only person I've heard say that is my friend from Gateshead,when she moved down here she got a very strange look when she went to the fish shop and asked for a "paper",apparently that's fish and chips wrapped up in her language
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Postby Arry Awk » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 5:18 pm

Si wrote: I can't rememnber if this one has already been posted, but I've just come across it in a comment on Leodis:"Messages." Basic day-to-day shopping - bread, milk, eggs, butter, etc.Anyone know it? We have old friends in Scotland (It's True!!!) whoSay 'Messages' for errands
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Postby Trojan » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 6:24 pm

Lilysmum wrote: Si wrote: I can't rememnber if this one has already been posted, but I've just come across it in a comment on Leodis:"Messages." Basic day-to-day shopping - bread, milk, eggs, butter, etc.Anyone know it? The only person I've heard say that is my friend from Gateshead,when she moved down here she got a very strange look when she went to the fish shop and asked for a "paper",apparently that's fish and chips wrapped up in her language In Morley the free bits of batter are called scraps - the same in Leeds?In Dewsbury and surrounding area they're called "bits" -there's even a chippy in Mirfield called "wiBits" In Wigan where I've spent a lot of time what we in Morley call scraps they call scratchings.
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Bramleygal
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Postby Bramleygal » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 7:31 pm

Scraps in Leeds, or at least in Bramley.
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Postby Geordie-exile » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 8:15 pm

The cut off between 'scraps' and 'bits' appears to be somewhere on Leeds Road between Morley and Birstall. I've not heard 'paper' in Gateshead, but I have been asked if I want batter on me fish and chips. Well, duh, yeah. Has anyone mentioned the saying, 'fish and dirks'? Used to hear that a lot when I was small.
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Postby Trojan » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 8:19 pm

Geordie-exile wrote: The cut off between 'scraps' and 'bits' appears to be somewhere on Leeds Road between Morley and Birstall. I've not heard 'paper' in Gateshead, but I have been asked if I want batter on me fish and chips. Well, duh, yeah. Has anyone mentioned the saying, 'fish and dirks'? Used to hear that a lot when I was small. I've heard fish and nerksNothing they do in Gateshead surprises me. I once asked for a ham sandwich in a shop and the woman behind the counter said did I want pease puddin on it!
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Bramleygal
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Postby Bramleygal » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 8:31 pm

I thought it was fish and erks.

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Postby slw » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 8:50 pm

Or fish & murphs
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Postby stutterdog » Mon 23 Nov, 2009 9:57 pm

slw wrote: Or fish & murphs The fellow that fronts Saturday Kitchen last Sat. James Martin was cooking a piece of haddock. He used the word "scraps",referring to bits of floating batter.He comes from the Scarborough area I believe.So it's not a Leeds word by any means.    
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