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Old Jun 25th 2014, 1:43 am
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
Depends on where in the UK. People from The Midlands use Mom.
Geordies use mam.
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Old Jun 25th 2014, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Geordies use mam.
Not only Geordies...I think quite a few people in the north of England used to say mam.

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Old Jun 25th 2014, 2:00 am
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Not only Gordies...I think quite a few people in the north of England used to say mam.
Yes I wasn't sure how far that goes. I don't remember what people said in Leeds.

"Y'all roight, bab?" is a nice Midlands expression.
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There are some new (to me) ones in England. Apparently 'nosh' means more than eating now.

I know this because hilarity ensued when my mum sent a card to my nephew saying, "Happy Birthday, hope you have a good nosh!"
Don't know about new meaning of nosh, but it is Yiddish in origin. Seems to be general in the UK (noun or verb, to snack, eat, a meal.). In the US, in my experience, it's used among Jews but not so much among the general population.
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Don't know about new meaning of nosh, but it is Yiddish in origin. Seems to be general in the UK (noun or verb, to snack, eat, a meal.). In the US, in my experience, it's used among Jews but not so much among the general population.
I didn't realize that; now I look it up, this local place is a kosher pizza restaurant.

Pizza Nosh - Pizza, Subs, Salads -- Agoura,California
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Geordies use mam.
I can confirm that. As in, "Nah ah canna dee tha' noo, me mam sez I gorra gan hyem"

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Not only Gordies...I think quite a few people in the north of England used to say mam.
Gordies? WTF are those?

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Gordies? WTF are those?
Wey aye man. Typo what can I say?
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I can confirm that. As in, "Nah ah canna dee tha' noo, me mam sez I gorra gan hyem"
Divvent be sah soft man.
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Divvent be sah soft man.
Canny try, hinny.
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Wey aye man. Typo what can I say?
Gordy is at least homophonic with Gaudy, which is a disgustingly self indulgent feast at a certain Oxford College which this Geordie was unfortunate enough to be imprisoned in for several years.

Look it up.
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Canny try, hinny.


I can't think of it exactly now, there is something here with 'home' in it that OH jocularly calls 'yem'. It might be Yem Depot, but it seems funnier than that when he says it.
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I think that was a fictitious women's college though.
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Perhaps I'm a fictitious woman then. What a relief.
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Perhaps I'm a fictitious woman then. What a relief.


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