Originally Posted by Greg Gregson
Where exactly are you? and who is your premier league team?
My location is Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, UK. (Best Norman castle keep in the world apparently & also mentioned in the Domesday book).
Natives are friendly, beer is cheap (wahay) & you need a translation expert to understand the lingo.
Spice = sweets
Oil = a hole
Coit = coat
Tap oil = Non-family area in public house
Best side = Public house encorporating upholstery & an assortment of soft furnishing
Chip oil = Chip shop
Mate n tater = steak & potato pie
Sloppy pase = mushy peas (local delicacy)
Bairns = small Yorkshire folk, not exceeding 16lbs weight / 2ft in height (usually children)
Dee Dar = gentleman from Sheffield
Thee thar = gentleman from Barnsley
Shirropodist = me n folk of my ilk
Bobbies = our beloved police force
Archeries = human circulatory system
Hospiccal = Professional accomodation for very clever doctors & knowledgable folk
Pidgeon = beloved & much sought after local bird of paradise
T'osses = equine creatures
Thar nos = one who is enabled with the gift of knowledge
Just a taster of our local dialect for those wishing to visit the beautiful county of Yorkshire.
I moved here 17 years ago, married a chap from Barnsley & have never been more content.
You 2nd Q. regarding premier football: Hmmmmmmmmm, methinks any chap showin their thighs is premier stuff but Himself follows Celtic (good Catholic bhoy)so I see more Hoopy thighs than any others. N very nice they are too.
Suffering a fondness for odd things.
“ Though the mills of God grind slowly;
Yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience he stands waiting,
With exactness grinds he all. ”