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

ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
25 Sep 2006 10:56PM
Just remembered one my grandad used.

"Sunny Jim"


Who uses "geeza", is that our friends from the capital?

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Quote:"Sunny Jim"

Better than "Sonny Boy" though, even if skies are grey! Smile)
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
26 Sep 2006 11:06AM
When I was a kid the term

**** Sparrow

was pretty popular...

vilage life in lancshire was odd though

more cows than people where I'm from
claret 11 49 England
26 Sep 2006 12:41PM
You think life in Clitheroe was odd? My kneck of the woods, Hapton, is a lot closer to the Yorkshire border - almost sheep country.

**** (without the sparrow) was the term I remember too.
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
26 Sep 2006 12:43PM
and there was "cocker" too...


Used to know a bloke from there, but farm on the hill, he was called "Ernie", used to keep pigs and sell far and bones.

Can't remember his surname - but they were loaded and smelled of pigs most the time.
claret 11 49 England
26 Sep 2006 1:55PM
Must have been before my time ****. You look a bit older than me. Wink Don't remember many pigs - mostly cows and sheep............. and rain, rain and more rain.
User_Removed 10 4.9k England
26 Sep 2006 2:15PM

Quote:When I was a kid the term

**** Sparrow

was pretty popular...

That'd be the 1930s lol
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
26 Sep 2006 2:20PM
that's right...

my dad wasn't a twinkle in his dad's eye then though.



the village I'm from is still in the 30's!!! 1830's!
kit-monster 12 3.7k 2 Singapore
29 Sep 2006 3:01PM
Slightly off topic as this refers to what people call other people. In North Somerset, every local name is prefixed with Arr. e.g. Arr Joss, Arr Clive. Haven't come across a Saul in North Somerset . . .
Flashman 13 156
30 Sep 2006 10:03PM

Quote:Down here in Dorset the greeting seems to be; "Allroit moi luverrrr".

Well that's how the farmer's wife in the end cottage greets me anyway...

She doesn't come from Dorset then, thats Devon or Cornish..moy luvver are you sure she doesnt say... that grockle, he's back agin look
cattyal Plus
10 7.1k 6 England
30 Sep 2006 10:25PM
Never notice anything here in Cheltenham - all too flipping posh (or think they are) to use pet names.
lgc 11 62 England
30 Sep 2006 10:35PM
when I was livin in Newcastle it was mate, mukka or mista
now here in brasil its cara, bruder or veglio ,but with a lot of the surfers they get so stoned they cant even speak so its a nod or a hand shake!!

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