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soup
885620.  Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:55 pm Reply with quote

strawhat wrote:
You wouldn't use ginnel where I'm from. It's jennal (pronounced jen-nal) in Sheffield, a word that I can't really find a proper English translation to, because ally is something different in my eyes. My own pet Scouser uses jigger for the same thing.


In Edinburgh it is vennel

 
Leith
885625.  Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:05 pm Reply with quote

... and in Stirling:


Sma' Vennel

 
nitwit02
885661.  Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:17 pm Reply with quote

Pantechnicon. Haven't heard this word in years.

 
mckeonj
885674.  Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:37 am Reply with quote

soup wrote:
strawhat wrote:
You wouldn't use ginnel where I'm from. It's jennal (pronounced jen-nal) in Sheffield, a word that I can't really find a proper English translation to, because ally is something different in my eyes. My own pet Scouser uses jigger for the same thing.


In Edinburgh it is vennel

In London it's a kennel.

 
Efros
885690.  Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:35 am Reply with quote

"Jiggery pokery", a phrase oft used by my old chemistry teacher to convey a fairly involved process, either mathematical or experimental.

e.g. the derivation of the relationship between temperature and kinetic energy some jiggery pokery is involved.

 
NinOfEden
886304.  Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:07 am Reply with quote

strawhat wrote:
You wouldn't use ginnel where I'm from. It's jennal (pronounced jen-nal) in Sheffield, a word that I can't really find a proper English translation to, because ally is something different in my eyes. My own pet Scouser uses jigger for the same thing.

In Donny we pronounce 'ginnel' with a soft G, in Barnsley it has a hard G.

 
Spud McLaren
886458.  Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:17 pm Reply with quote

This thread has reminded me of the one starting at post 612515. There are some QI entries (ho ho) there.

 
nitwit02
886503.  Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:31 pm Reply with quote

Yclept

When did we last hear that word?

 
Strawberry
886569.  Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:25 am Reply with quote

i'm watching Inspector Morse and someone said saunter a couple of minutes ago. i like the word saunter.

 
crissdee
886572.  Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:38 am Reply with quote

Somebody once referred to me as a "staunch friend" Made me feel quite warm and fuzzy.

 
Sadurian Mike
886588.  Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:39 am Reply with quote

I like 'scamper'.

 
Spud McLaren
886592.  Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:41 am Reply with quote

crissdee wrote:
Somebody once referred to me as a "staunch friend" Made me feel quite warm and fuzzy.
Nothing to do with the beard?

 
Sadurian Mike
886604.  Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:04 am Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
crissdee wrote:
Somebody once referred to me as a "staunch friend" Made me feel quite warm and fuzzy.
Nothing to do with the beard?

Someone slip something naughty into the dialysis machine?

 
Bondee
886745.  Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:35 pm Reply with quote

NinOfEden wrote:
We have some lovely dialect words here in Yorks that are fading out of use. Some of my favourites are 'mithering' (whingeing) 'ginnel' (alley) + 'nithering' (cold, miserable weather.)


'yorz wrote:
nithering is very much in use here, as 'I'm nithered'.


The band that I'm listening to at the moment, Crippled Black Phoenix, have a track called The Lament Of The Nithered Mercenary on their first album.

 
mckeonj
886890.  Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:31 am Reply with quote

A good old phrase, not heard recently:
'a thundering disgrace'.
Oft used by 'Disgusted, of Tunbridge Wells.'

 

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