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    OT: Notts city & county slang

    Collecting words and sayings that are uniquely Notts. Somebody on here used rammel (which I think means rubbish)
    Surry or serry for mate
    Anyone heard the phrase 'bug as London'?
    'kek de mosh' (a Newark term, I believe, which is rhyming slang for posh)
    Terms for ladies boobs? (Let's not go any lower on this one) or bloke's todgers.
    'Black over Bill's mother's.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidders View Post
    Collecting words and sayings that are uniquely Notts. Somebody on here used rammel (which I think means rubbish)
    Surry or serry for mate
    Anyone heard the phrase 'bug as London'?
    'kek de mosh' (a Newark term, I believe, which is rhyming slang for posh)
    Terms for ladies boobs? (Let's not go any lower on this one) or bloke's todgers.
    'Black over Bill's mother's.'
    Corsie for pavement, probably derived from causeway.
    Favourite Nottinghamese "oowasheewee? washeewee ersen?".

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    not sure if these are Notts or midlands, but you don't seem to hear these in other places;

    tabs = ears
    cobs = rolls
    sweating cobs = sweating
    mardy = mardy

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpiekev View Post
    not sure if these are Notts or midlands, but you don't seem to hear these in other places;

    tabs = ears
    cobs = rolls
    sweating cobs = sweating
    mardy = mardy
    Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpiekev View Post
    not sure if these are Notts or midlands, but you don't seem to hear these in other places;

    tabs = ears
    cobs = rolls
    sweating cobs = sweating
    mardy = mardy
    Tabs as in “meek yer tabs laff”

    Marcy as in “mar mar”

    Also “shanksies pony” - on me own

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    Mash as in " let it mash" when making a cuppa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfcog View Post
    Tabs as in “meek yer tabs laff”

    Marcy as in “mar mar”

    Also “shanksies pony” - on me own
    Thought the last one meant "on foot" and "on me tod" meant on me own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uysapie View Post
    Thought the last one meant "on foot" and "on me tod" meant on me own?
    I'll never forget my late Granny bless her going on about "fortnight tea" to me mam

    Oh don't you go making fortnight tea me duckie. Propor Hucknall shab that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenslandpie View Post
    I'll never forget my late Granny bless her going on about "fortnight tea" to me mam

    Oh don't you go making fortnight tea me duckie. Propor Hucknall shab that.
    We used to call sweets tuffees and goobs
    Bobboes - horses

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    Goobs and tuffies for sweets. (Kev beat me to it)
    Guzgogs for gooseberries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uysapie View Post
    Thought the last one meant "on foot" and "on me tod" meant on me own?
    Yes I think you’re right.

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    Ahhh paw paw - say it to the kids when they hurt themselves ( not sure if it's just a Nottm thing though....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeekay56 View Post
    Corsie for pavement, probably derived from causeway.
    Favourite Nottinghamese "oowasheewee? washeewee ersen?".
    In Italian you have 'corsia' which means lane, although usually used for lanes on a motorway, and 'corso' which is a type of street, as in 'meet you in Corso Garibaldi at 7pm'.

    So it might derive from Latin, you never know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpiekev View Post
    cobs = rolls
    Don't even go there!

    Cobs are cobs!

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    I was always told to 'dab in' as a child when we were in a rush. Anyone else remember that phrase?

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    It tint in tin - My rent money is not in the tin.
    Yo - You
    Ode - Old
    Code - Cold
    Eyya gorrowt - Have you got anything?
    Gizza go - Itís my turn now
    Tode - Told
    Wassup we im - What is up with him?
    Nesh - Someone who feels cold more than others / or referring to cold weather.
    Ode yer orsuzz - Stop being impatient.
    Snap / Snap Box - Lunch / Lunch Box
    Sucker - Ice Lolly
    Tuffy - Sweet
    K Lie - Sherbet Powder
    Am gorwin dahn tahn - Iím going into Nottingham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    I was always told to 'dab in' as a child when we were in a rush. Anyone else remember that phrase?
    We used to say gerro dab on for hurry up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    I was always told to 'dab in' as a child when we were in a rush. Anyone else remember that phrase?
    Yes, I still use it sometimes.

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