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Janet H
897700.  Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:25 pm Reply with quote

West side, Limerick/Shannon.

 
AlmondFacialBar
897701.  Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:26 pm Reply with quote

Ah, that would explain my essential ignorance of it. It's Howya round here, btw.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Oceans Edge
897705.  Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:12 pm Reply with quote

In Newfoundland it's "Whadyaat?"

 
Posital
897805.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:59 am Reply with quote


Ooops - wrong thread?

 
mckeonj
897807.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:40 am Reply with quote

I am assured that the standard greeting in Belfast is "bowcha"; which translates as "about you".

 
Posital
897813.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:21 am Reply with quote

I was taught by a "native" redneck, that the proper greeting is: "huzyamumanem". With no stress or intonation on any syllable.

Roughly translated as "How are your mother and your family".

 
Strawberry
897820.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:40 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:

Ooops - wrong thread?


Yeah, maybe it should have been in the Who farted this time? thread.

 
swot
897831.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:52 am Reply with quote

When the cool 'gangsta' children were accused of something in school, they would often protest their innocence by 'swearing down' that they hadn't done nuffin'.

What the hell is 'swearing down'?

 
Efros
897833.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:05 am Reply with quote

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Strawberry
897834.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:07 am Reply with quote

Link here.

 
swot
897842.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:44 am Reply with quote

As in 'I swear DOWN I don't do nuffin'.'

 
Dr. Know
897861.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:42 am Reply with quote

As in, down to the ground. It's just an intensifier. Like "Swear on my life"

 
suze
897883.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:50 am Reply with quote

Even stronger, and I've heard this in school a few times, is "Swear on my mum's life".

Do people still say "Cross my heart and hope to die"?

 
AlmondFacialBar
897886.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:53 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Even stronger, and I've heard this in school a few times, is "Swear on my mum's life".

Do people still say "Cross my heart and hope to die"?


I've heard it used parodistically...

For whichever reason, I tend to swear to God. German politicians are sworn in on the constitution, which really makes a lot more sense, so maybe I should start using that.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
mckeonj
897902.  Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:05 am Reply with quote

I don't swear, I affirm.

 

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