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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:21 am    Post subject: Is Gum cheap up north? Reply with quote

Why do Northerners always say, "Eeh, Buy Gum!" ?
Is it cheap at the price??? Very Happy Laughing Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Is Gum cheap up north? Reply with quote

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Why do Northerners always say, "Eeh, Buy Gum!" ?
Is it cheap at the price??? Very Happy Laughing Razz


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I always thought that was the Zimbabwe President's name backwards....

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Is Gum cheap up north? Reply with quote

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Why do Northerners always say, "Eeh, Buy Gum!" ?
Is it cheap at the price??? Very Happy Laughing Razz


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dated a guy from up north and I think 'Eeh! Buy Gum' roughly translates as, 'I'm not paying that much for b***** pizza!'
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink To those south of Watford Gap, It's Bah Gum. I'm not sure of the gum, but bah is a derivation of 'bar' ie without .

(see on ilkley moor)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
Wink To those south of Watford Gap, It's Bah Gum. I'm not sure of the gum, but bah is a derivation of 'bar' ie without .
(see on ilkley moor)

So what is the Bah Tat all about? On Ilkley Moor Bah Tat? I think that song needs a transalation!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So what is the Bah Tat all about? On Ilkley Moor Bah Tat? I think that song needs a transalation!


"Bar T'at" means 'without a hat'.... and in case anyone thinks I'm a Yorkshire Pudding because I know that, BTW, I'm not - I'm Geordie (well, Northumbrian, really) and proud of it! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
So what is the Bah Tat all about? On Ilkley Moor Bah Tat? I think that song needs a transalation!


"Bar T'at" means 'without a hat'.... and in case anyone thinks I'm a Yorkshire Pudding because I know that, BTW, I'm not - I'm Geordie (well, Northumbrian, really) and proud of it! Smile


Well somebody as t be, seethee, (people's republic of South Yorkshire speak) Wink
No I'm from Derbyshire like, me duck!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, people from that neck of the woods (and Sheffield) do use 'duck' (like some up this way use 'hinny').... at work I have to speak to people from that area on occasions - it's not so bad when a woman calls me 'duck' but I do start to wonder when a bloke says it too.... Embarassed Question
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am afraid to say that from Derby upto Donnie they tend to call everybody, me duck; now here in Lincolnshire it's mate, which I cannot get used to, even though been here for 25 years Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Yes, people from that neck of the woods (and Sheffield) do use 'duck' (like some up this way use 'hinny').... at work I have to speak to people from that area on occasions - it's not so bad when a woman calls me 'duck' but I do start to wonder when a bloke says it too.... Embarassed Question


Oh haddaway man.... Laughing

I lived in Alnwick when I was just a young bonnie lass... 30 years ago ... Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alnwick's a lovely town, Rachel - not sure if it still holds the 'Most Desirable Place to Live in Britain" title, though.

I visit the town regularly, usually to visit Barter Books (what used to be the old railway station), although I still haven't managed a look at the new Alnwick Garden yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am afraid to say that from Derby upto Donnie they tend to call everybody, me duck; now here in Lincolnshire it's mate, which I cannot get used to, even though been here for 25 years Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, in my experience when someone calls you 'mate' they usually mean the exact opposite....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I come from Sheffield originally and am quite used to being called "dook" thanks..... and petal...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

''Ee! I were that sneaped, me duck'' as my gran says Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LydiaDustbin wrote:
I come from Sheffield originally and am quite used to being called "dook" thanks..... and petal...


Yes flower, but you're from posh t end seethee, Dore or Totley wernt it our kid Question It's only t posh end cause you're nearly in God's county like Wink Come on fast lady give us a cuddle, me duck Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to know how gritty it is oop north watch Life n Mars next month!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scorpio,
That's Allegedly Manchester in the '70's. Now that's an alien landscape!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone like the prog on this forum....? I Love it...I'm on another forum connected to it..its v popular!

The music is good too which helps....! Very Happy

but you're right it is a very alien landscape...... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find some parts of the north far from grim.
I was in Lancashire last year & some parts are lovely! Ramsbottom is gorgeous.. but we did stop off at one town that really WAS grim. Half the houses were boarded up, even the pubs were boarded up!
We found one shop open- a newsagent which had about four items in total in it, & took a walk round the block. At the railway station there was a sign of life- a Mini Austin exhebition.
We hopped back on a train after that, back to Ramsbottom.
I was surprised that nobody entreated us to buy gum!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Cheshire...which is v far from grim.....South Manchester - home of well paid footie players......now that is grim.....! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

My favourite place in U K is Somerset, but I would love to visit N East - looks lovely! Very Happy
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scorpio wrote:
I live in Cheshire...which is v far from grim.....South Manchester - home of well paid footie players......now that is grim.....! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
My favourite place in U K is Somerset, but I would love to visit N East - looks lovely! Very Happy

Cheshire is quite posh, isn't it? Cool
As for the north-east, I visited Northumbria in the '80s. Very beautiful, but Newcastle Upon Tyne was weird! I went to a sparsley attended folk concert there, but saw hordes of local youths on the street at night- a huge gaggle of girls on one side of the street, jokingly exchanging insults with a huge gaggle of boys on the other. On a cold night, they all worse the skimpiest of clothing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As for the north-east, I visited Northumbria in the '80s. Very beautiful, but Newcastle Upon Tyne was weird! I went to a sparsley attended folk concert there, but saw hordes of local youths on the street at night- a huge gaggle of girls on one side of the street, jokingly exchanging insults with a huge gaggle of boys on the other. On a cold night, they all worse the skimpiest of clothing


Nowt's really changed re the amount (or lack) of clothing worn by the younger thrill-seeking crowd that head for the Bigg Market or the Quayside on a weekend.... nor the exchanging of insults by the charvas and charva-resses that are at least anatomically inventive if not particularly erudite.... Wink Smile

Don't just settle for visiting the 'Toon, though - visit Hadrian's Wall, the Northumbrian coastal castles and fishing villages, plus the Cheviot Hills. I consider myself fortunate to have all that lot on my doorstep.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Is Gum cheap up north? Reply with quote

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Why do Northerners always say, "Eeh, Buy Gum!" ?
Is it cheap at the price??? Very Happy Laughing Razz


no but E-Bar is Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Is Gum cheap up north? Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
Why do Northerners always say, "Eeh, Buy Gum!" ?
Is it cheap at the price??? Very Happy Laughing Razz


no but E-Bar is Laughing


*groan* Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Is Gum cheap up north? Reply with quote

Natasha wrote:
nod wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
Why do Northerners always say, "Eeh, Buy Gum!" ?
Is it cheap at the price??? Very Happy Laughing Razz


no but E-Bar is Laughing


*groan* Very Happy Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite happy with my part of the world, just east of the main Hull to Brid road. The coast is only 10 miles away ( and getting nearer)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
As for the north-east, I visited Northumbria in the '80s. Very beautiful, but Newcastle Upon Tyne was weird! I went to a sparsley attended folk concert there, but saw hordes of local youths on the street at night- a huge gaggle of girls on one side of the street, jokingly exchanging insults with a huge gaggle of boys on the other. On a cold night, they all worse the skimpiest of clothing


Nowt's really changed re the amount (or lack) of clothing worn by the younger thrill-seeking crowd that head for the Bigg Market or the Quayside on a weekend.... nor the exchanging of insults by the charvas and charva-resses that are at least anatomically inventive if not particularly erudite.... Wink Smile

Don't just settle for visiting the 'Toon, though - visit Hadrian's Wall, the Northumbrian coastal castles and fishing villages, plus the Cheviot Hills. I consider myself fortunate to have all that lot on my doorstep.

I did visit Hadrians' wall. Truly magnificent countryside around there. Berwick upon Tweed is qorgeous,too.
You must know Hexham? I visited there in the '70s- really nice.
Just a few miles to the south in County Durham, I have fond memories of Barnard Castle
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: Is Gum cheap up north? Reply with quote

Barkingbiker wrote:
Natasha wrote:
nod wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
Why do Northerners always say, "Eeh, Buy Gum!" ?
Is it cheap at the price??? Very Happy Laughing Razz


no but E-Bar is Laughing


*groan* Very Happy Very Happy


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Is Gum cheap up north? Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Barkingbiker wrote:
Natasha wrote:
nod wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
Why do Northerners always say, "Eeh, Buy Gum!" ?
Is it cheap at the price??? Very Happy Laughing Razz


no but E-Bar is Laughing


*groan* Very Happy Very Happy


Maybe Clive is a "Suffern Shandy" drinker Question Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Bitter is my drink! Laughing Razz


Are you sure Clive Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

re: names
In scotland (well, glasgow at least) you get called 'pal' (even if they're not your pal which irritates me intensely) then there's 'hen' - which I hate as well (maybe like being called 'duck' - had never heard of that one before)
going to different towns you hear all the local equivalents - it's confussing but funny:
mate, hen, chuck, pal, sweetheart... etc
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
re: names
In scotland (well, glasgow at least) you get called 'pal' (even if they're not your pal which irritates me intensely) then there's 'hen' - which I hate as well (maybe like being called 'duck' - had never heard of that one before)
going to different towns you hear all the local equivalents - it's confussing but funny:
mate, hen, chuck, pal, sweetheart... etc


Have you ever been called a 'wee bizzum'? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably, but more often what I've called my cats Smile
eg 'the cheeky wee bizzim's just walked off when I've put the food out for him'
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