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We all speak English but...

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vampirequeen Tue 04-Feb-20 14:11:10

…do we speak the same language?

Does it sile with rain?
Do you boodle along in your car?
Do you have a mam, a mum, a mom or a mother?
Do you say ‘me’ instead of ‘my’ as in me mam, me dad, me brother?
Do you get nithered when it's cold?
Do you fettle things?

Hetty58 Tue 04-Feb-20 14:12:53

None of the above!

DoraMarr Tue 04-Feb-20 14:19:13

None of the above, but I always give my grandson a cats’ lick before I put a piece in his donny.
( Give him a quick wash before I put a sandwich in his hand.)

PamGeo Tue 04-Feb-20 14:22:34

It was pouring down yesterday
and I do tootle along in me car
Me mam is our mam when I'm talking to me dad or me sisters
and definatly get nithered when it's cold
I've been known to fettle when necessary

TrendyNannie6 Tue 04-Feb-20 14:26:49

None of the above but I was at a hairdressers appointment last week sitting next to a young lad, he was sniffing and his mum said, getcha tissue out ya pocket Simon, I ain’t got one Muvva. I did smile

vampirequeen Tue 04-Feb-20 14:27:23

I love 'a cat's lick'. I'd call that a lick and a promise lol.

eazybee Tue 04-Feb-20 14:34:13

it pours with rain, after looking black over Bill's mother's;
I tootle along in my car;
I had a mum, my mum;
I get mithered on a cold day;
I walk through the snicket and go all round the Wrekin before I arrive;
I don't know how to fettle but my house is in need of a good bottoming-out;

Urmstongran Tue 04-Feb-20 14:35:01

My uncle describes small children as ‘nippers’. Love it. He lives in Oldham.

When my aunt married him she got on a local bus and asked for a ticket to ‘Arpur Ay’ - she came from Blackpool and didn’t know the area so copied what she’d heard. Later found out the area is actually Harpurhey.
😂. Ee lass, she felt right posh!

Calendargirl Tue 04-Feb-20 14:39:22

It siles with rain, yes.
None of the others.
Personally, have never liked mam or mammy, just doesn’t sound right to my ears.

Cherrytree59 Tue 04-Feb-20 14:40:51

Rain is stoating or smirr to family.
Pouring and drizzle to friends

Tootle in car

Mum (but paternal grandparents would say Mammy)

I would probably say ' he or she is in fine fettle' ( not very often though)

If talking to family would say m'mum or m'dad or m'sister.

I Dither when cold.

vampirequeen Tue 04-Feb-20 14:41:16

We use the word 'love' as a friendly greeting name. In a shop an assistant might say 'Yes love?' rather that 'Can I help you?'

Gemini17892 Tue 04-Feb-20 14:45:19

My mother had a wonderful word which I have adopted. Crossomical. Anyone else use this ?

vampirequeen Tue 04-Feb-20 14:48:35

I've never heard that word. What does it mean?

Gemini17892 Tue 04-Feb-20 14:56:02

She used it to mean fussy , difficult or as they say in Yorkshire “ that way out “ .
She was from Stoke on Trent. I think it is a local Potteries word. I looked it up once.

welbeck Tue 04-Feb-20 14:57:30

I still refer to the numbers on clock that you can see in the dark as , gloominous.
my brother informed me when I was child that that was incorrect, but I protested they are gloominous, they glow in the gloom.
they still are gloominous. when you can find them.
anyone remember the baby ben clock, I also had a big ben but got it smashed at school.

SirChenjin Tue 04-Feb-20 14:57:38

None of these!

It’s pours with rain or it’s often dreich
I tend to drive to the speed limit - very rarely do I pootle!
I had a mum but she died a few years ago sadly sad
I say my as in my mum, my dad
I’m freezing when it's cold
Do you fettle things? No idea what that is!

Gemini17892 Tue 04-Feb-20 14:58:49

She also used to say , ‘ Stop mithering “ when I kept asking for things. It was interesting to see your use of ‘ nithering ‘ .

PamGeo Tue 04-Feb-20 15:01:03

I have heard of people being in fine fettle Cherrytree but in my case it's more 'that'll fettle em/it/him' kind of fettle.

Dither is for dithering about

I think Crossomical sounds good but I've never heard it before.

Gemini17892 Tue 04-Feb-20 15:02:28

I think fettling is tidying or putting things away out of sight but I’m open to correction on this.

May7 Tue 04-Feb-20 15:04:57

My DD moved to Sheffield from Merseyside. We joked they all say “Eh yup me duck”there. She says she’s never heard that saying from anyone but when I visit I hear it all the time !!! instead of “alright luv “ love colloquial language wink

vampirequeen Tue 04-Feb-20 15:05:36

I use fettling for tidying, repairing something or if someone is in 'fine fettle' they're in good health.

vampirequeen Tue 04-Feb-20 15:06:34

I hear 'duck' all the time when I go to South Yorkshire. Used in the same way as I use 'love'.

Gemini17892 Tue 04-Feb-20 15:08:18

I just looked it up and fettling is to knock the edges off when making items out of metal. Apparently. Who knew ?

PamGeo Tue 04-Feb-20 15:15:11

I'm from the North East and fettling is usually used when sorting something out once and for all.

As in when me mam would take something away if we were arguing over its shared use to stop the argument. Or if the something needing fixing such as maybe an annoying squeaking gate would be oiled to stop the squeak 'that'll fettle it'.
I love all the different ways of speaking, all the accents and dialects and phrases that we almost always understand.

Greyduster Tue 04-Feb-20 15:54:19

It is often siling down with rain here;
I pootle along in my car;
Never use ‘me’ instead of ‘my’;
I had a mother, not a mam or a mum;
It have used the expression ”nitherin’” to describe our Yorkshire weather;
Things are either in fine or in poor fettle.

May7 you’re more likely to hear Ey up, me duck in Derbyshire than Sheffield, where we would say, if so disposed, “Nah then, Lass/Lad” as a precursor or greeting.😉