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Old Feb 22nd 2012, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
"ill-gotten gains" and the like is still common everywhere isn't it?
Yes, as mentioned earlier 'gotten' was used historically.
Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post
I know a good number of Yorkshire folk from various parts & I've never heard one of them use it.

But I can believe anything of them there Yorkshire folk
I don't believe I've heard it either and certainly not from Geordies (the north-east was mentioned in the wikipedia article quoted).

Still, you live and learn.
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Old Feb 22nd 2012, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by gradboy View Post
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Really, Shirley, such language!

Your wiki excerpt hardly supports your assertion that it's "widely used ", does it?
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Old Feb 22nd 2012, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by Uncle Ebenezer View Post
Really, Shirley, such language!

Your wiki excerpt hardly supports your assertion that it's "widely used ", does it?
No, but you lot were claiming that it was totally unheard of, except in archaic phrases.

And looking at the yorkshire post website *does* support my claim that it's widely used.
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Old Feb 22nd 2012, 11:08 am
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well, I use it and I'm not apologizing for it, so shinny on yer tintype.
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Old Feb 22nd 2012, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by cindyabs View Post
well, I use it and I'm not apologizing for it, so shinny on yer tintype.
Actually after so many years of living here so do I

Drives my family back in the UK crazy
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Old Feb 22nd 2012, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by gradboy View Post
No, but you lot were claiming that it was totally unheard of, except in archaic phrases.

And looking at the yorkshire post website *does* support my claim that it's widely used.
You're talking about people from Yorkshire. We were talking about British people.
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Old Feb 22nd 2012, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by fatbrit View Post
You're talking about people from Yorkshire. We were talking about British people.
ooooh, you are going to be in sooooooooooooo much trouble when JG sees this............!!!
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You're talking about people from Yorkshire. We were talking about British people.
You sir are dead to me...
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Adding another one that gets on my nerves - 'Oooh these are addicting' - no they are not they might be addictive though!
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