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Just doing a straw research poll to see what informal terms people use in areas around the country, or even world.
I'm thinking of things people say when getting change from a shop assistant, a ticket from a bus driver - that kind of thing.
Could be handy reference for togs who do street photography...
To get the ball rolling...
Leeds - Love (men call each other love, it's insane)
Halifax - Lovey
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Derby - Duck
Shardlow - Shag (I'm not kidding! And it is scary.)
Chelmsford - Mate, although sometimes it is just a noise.
Herfordshire - next
It'd be unaustralian if I didn't say MATE, or rather......maaaaaaaaate - you need to really drag out to vowels to sound authentically aussie - that's for blokes though. I do still get "Darl" on a regular basis around Brisbane, mainly from other woman though ( most of the blokes have worked out they can't get away with that one anymore !)
Bedfordshire - Thanks.....some parts you`re lucky to get your change : ))
Back in Clitheroe you get....
though they're usually just from the opposite sex! Well, flower's fairly unisex actually.
Lancashire is quite a friendly county though.... never realised till lived in Yorkshire!
Herts- mate/ old boy depending on recipiant!
Bristol- love or babba
Northants- me duck
man to man, mate.
Sometimes mucker, which I think came from Liverpool.
Love, Lover, My lover, ususally woman to man, but not always.
Also dear, my dear
From lady shop assistants, in addition to all above, darling, sweetheart.
In Cornwall, "My 'andsome", and all the above.
Possibly 'cousin' as well, seeing as they're all related.
(See Cousin Jack, and Janner)
Gross! I think I'm going to cry now ...
flower, petal, sweetheart? Even my girlfriend knows not to call me that! As for men calling each other 'love' - that should be outlawed completely.
In Scotland it's 'doll' or 'hen', although never between men.
I meant this as a reseach thread - so when you're in Newcastle you know to call people "pet" etc.
not to slag off other area's terms of endearment...
though I was shocked when an old bus driver said "84p love" when I first moved to Leeds...
I assumed that Manchester's mantle of gay capital of the north was misplaced!
but no - the natives do call you love, male or female. unless they are mugging you of course.
I know there's a 4 letter that begins with "C" and rhymes with "hunt" that is a popular name to call your aqaintences in scotland.
Well it was - is that still the case?
Back home in South West Wales it can be 'mun', 'boy' or 'fychan' (tho 'butt' has made inroads in recent years; Swansea used to be 'wuss' though I haven't heard that much lately. You hear 'pal' sometimes but it's fighting talk realy.
I have never called anyone 'boyo' or been called it by anyone Welsh.
Quote: know there's a 4 letter that begins with "C" and rhymes with "hunt" that is a popular name to call your aqaintences in scotland.
Same in North Wales but if you call a southerner like me 'cont' that's fighting talk.
Birmingham - 'Bud' 'all right Bud' or 'Babb' in a brummy accent lol
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