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Mate, bud, chum, pet, love, duck.... what's your local equivalent

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014842 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 11:42 AM

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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LAF
LAF  111735 forum posts
25 Sep 2006 - 11:44 AM

Derby - Duck

Shardlow - Shag (I'm not kidding! And it is scary.)

markharrop
markharrop  10191 forum posts England
25 Sep 2006 - 11:45 AM

Chelmsford - Mate, although sometimes it is just a noise.

stevekhart
25 Sep 2006 - 11:47 AM

Herfordshire - next

helenam
helenam  8
25 Sep 2006 - 11:58 AM

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 !)

starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 12:02 PM

Bedfordshire - Thanks.....some parts you`re lucky to get your change : ))

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014842 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 12:06 PM

Back in Clitheroe you get....

flower
petal
sweetheart

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!

jimbo_t
jimbo_t  11959 forum posts England
25 Sep 2006 - 12:14 PM

Herts- mate/ old boy depending on recipiant!
Bristol- love or babba
Northants- me duck

James

keith selmes
25 Sep 2006 - 12:29 PM

In Devon,

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)

JohnHawthorne
25 Sep 2006 - 12:48 PM

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.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014842 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 12:55 PM

calm down! Smile

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... Smile

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.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014842 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 12:57 PM

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?

c_evans99
c_evans99  117013 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 12:59 PM

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.

Ceri

c_evans99
c_evans99  117013 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2006 - 1:01 PM


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.

Ceri Smile

Patrick_Moran
25 Sep 2006 - 1:29 PM

Birmingham - 'Bud' 'all right Bud' or 'Babb' in a brummy accent lol

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