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Postby petewick » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:50 pm

witchnettle wrote:lordy lordy general you like to live life on the edge ...........
sadly there is a point in life when a woman realises if she wants a job done properly then she needs to do it herself !!!!
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Bet you did'na tune in the car sterio yersel'! x
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Postby general jack o'niell » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:40 pm

thankfully it was taken in humour as intended, in my hoose its me that knows which press anything is in
another phrase which might compliment the press search when asking which press? one might be told that its in the one "ben the room" which i always took to be any room, just not the one your in, so if you were in the kitchen, ben the room would be the living room and vice versa.

another term for you, what is a "bo yang?"

one from my wife, no reflection on me, "boorach"
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Postby general jack o'niell » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:04 am

big fearty? soogin? stoomur? clairty? clatty? fankle? scunnered? whappit? guttered? jaked? spoot? kudgie? bidey in?

mankin?
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Postby ionnsaigh » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:41 am

I reckon Josh - the son son - is a wee wren boy who leaves a "boorach" every time he visits.
When we wur wee we uist tae climb an dreep - the dykes - efterwords we wid rake the midges - an get hudgies.
hame. A remembur wan summir awe the drains burst. Awe the stuff in shite wid flood oor close. The men wid pit doon hof bricks then lay planks a wid acroos them - tae walk up or doon the close.

A "bo yang" - I keep thinking Chinese for some reason - Then I think no wait a minute bo - could be short for boat - and yang rymes with twang - are they some form of protective clothing - a modern day equivalent of a hard hat? for leg protection. Not that anyone would want to pull yours of course - legs that is. :wink:
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Postby witchnettle » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:47 am

at the risk of venturing back on dodgy territory about women and their places :D i love the expression bidey-in there is something really cosy about it,
when you say "mankin" general does this mean a woman, my berwick friend uses the word "manakin" to describe a female, just wondering if its the same word.
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Postby petewick » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:02 am

Mankin means dirty.
An am sayin no more in case I get rattled for going off topic
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Postby ionnsaigh » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:06 pm

Manky - in this neck a the wid :roll:
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Postby witchnettle » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:36 pm

petewick wrote:Mankin means dirty.
An am sayin no more in case I get rattled for going off topic


of course peter you are spot on as soon as i said it out loud i realised what it was.
many a happy hour was spent in tayinloan as a wee yin getting mankin and soaking playing in the burn.
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Postby general jack o'niell » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:46 pm

ye'll be a freen oh the wet man oh muasdale then?
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Postby EMDEE » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:52 pm

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Dedicated to the local dialect and its preservation

Oor local lingo’s quite the thing, we hear it doon the street,
We a’ can unnerstan’ it an we use it when we meet,
In shops an’ pubs an’ doon the quay we use it every deh,
An folk fae other places sometimes wunner whoot we seh.

It’s wile te think that some folk try te loase their local twang,
Huv they nae pride at a’ in bein’ fae the local gang?
If everybody spoke the sem the world wid be a trachle,
Wi’ naethin much te mark us oot fae any other bachle.

The lingo’s jeest the thing te get ye noticed other places,
As lang’s ye don’t try pittin’t on wi a’ thir airs an’ graces,
When others hear the weye ye speak they’ll know ye’re fae Kintyre,
An folk ye meet’ll seh they think it’s “Land o’ Hert’s Desire”.

Droll an’ hoora, breeks an’ beeldins, synd an’ sapples tae,
Hoot an ga’n an doags an press, “te the boose” an’ “up the brae”,
Thaese are words that find ye oot nae metter where ye trevel,
Ye shoona think they’ll stop ye meetin’ others on the level.

A fella cried McCartney wrote a sang a wee while back,
It topped the charts for weeks an’ gied the toon a bit o’ crack,
It’s no’ a local sang an’ it’ll never mak the grade,
It doesna use the lingo an’ through time’ll surely fade.

So take a pride an’ use the words that time has handed doon,
Ye’ll often find it’s naw a burden but can be a boon,
It’s naw a slang, it’s naw uncouth, it’s naw a source o’ shame,
So use it or we’ll lose it, an’ we’ll hae oorsels te blame.

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Postby ionnsaigh » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:46 am

Fantastic
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Postby Sweltered » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:55 am

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OOH did they knock down McCaigs folly.....
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Postby ionnsaigh » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:12 am

Sweltered problem - You are full of simple questions - we are full of clever answers. :D
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Postby petewick » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:27 am

witchnettle wrote:
petewick wrote:Mankin means dirty.
An am sayin no more in case I get rattled for going off topic


of course peter you are spot on as soon as i said it out loud i realised what it was.
many a happy hour was spent in tayinloan as a wee yin getting mankin and soaking playing in the burn.
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Your still a wee yin an yer still gettin mankin and soakin although it's in Trumpton noo.
Remember the day you went for a dook at the stepping stones x
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Postby general jack o'niell » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:50 pm

bloody yanks, its call centre, and fine well you know it, i kept getting cold calls from dundee but the person on the other end had a camulton accent, after the third time i told them if i get another i'm coming up to dundee, beside roy mcmurchy's and giving whoever is in charge a keek in the arse and i don't mean a look.

just wish it i had, it might have been our favourite former employee, who won't be able to resist replying.
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