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101 DAMNATIONS pg 3

"The Return of Dogbreath"

 

 

Welcome to the third page concerning the dialect of Yorkshire , we have gathered so far that a lot of the ancient words and phrases are still there, plus a lot of newer sayings that have arrived on the scene in the last couple of centuries.

 

Often when researching you find the educated researcher tries to go to deep into the subject, and  will try to place deep meanings, reasoning's, and interpretations in the description of the origin of his subject. Often leaving the layman or student confused, and unable to see the wood for the trees. This is often true with music and the arts. I doubt myself that the historic musicians, writers, and artist even considered or were aware of some of these attributes etc bestowed upon them.

 

So with that in mind and also the fact that these  pages of dialect have not been researched [ except where stated], hopefully you will find all the pages  pretty simple to follow, and being a simple bloke of average education it makes it easier for me to write.


Basically dialects like the Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Derbyshire dialects have been passed on generation to generation particularly among the poor living in outlying areas. Prior to the 1800's not to many of our ancestors  would have travelled to far, thus keeping the dialects localized, and preserving many an old word long forgotten in Southern counties. With the Industrial Revolution came a great movement of people, moving from county to county to obtain employment. Yorkshire and Lancashire being heavily industrialized soon found in the industrial areas a lot of new phrases creeping into the local dialect.

 

Whereas in the same counties, areas that were not industrialized maintained more of their existing dialect. The words and phrases in the 101 Damnations were in use in the twentieth century, and hopefully carry on into the next century . A lot of phrases had their origin from occupations, by adapting terms from a trade into every day use. The terms Fettle, Slag, and Scutch are examples of this.


I decided, after realizing  that most of the saying's have a insulting tang, that this chapter would be called "The return of Dogsbreath" as dogsbreath is a common insult used worldwide, and fits in with the theme 101 Damnations. So keeping in line with the doggy theme our first saying on this page has to be.

 



1 HEYUP AH GOTTA BONE TA CHEW WI THEE Which means 'Now then I have a matter I wish to discuss with you" This term is used when a dispute has arisen.
2 LUCK AT'IM HE'S LIKA DOG WORRYTIN A BONE. Means the person referred to is tackling something vigorously like a dog with a bone.
3  FARMAS DOG CUM AHT SO WI RAN LIKE BILLIO Billio to do something with your greatest effort
 4 WHAT THA GORMIN AT What are you looking at. or
5 WHAT THA GAWPIN AT or
6 WHAT THA GAWKING AT
7 HE'S GORMLESS He is stupid.
8 DOES THA GORM WHARRAM TELLIN THI Do you understand what I am telling you
9 ATHA AVIN A LAYKER TODAY meaning are you having a day off work or
10 HE'S LAYKIN From the old English LAIK which means to play
11 AHTOUSE Out house refers to a small building on a property i.e. Wash House/Laundry
12 AN NO PIKIN' And no looking, phrase often used by children playing hide n seek
13 AVA SHIFTY AT THAT Have a sly look at that.
14 TEKOFF Take off No it has nothing to do with a plane departure or a striptease you are in fact being told to go away/ get lost
 15 TEK THEE OOK  Take your hook No it is not advice for a fishing expedition you are being told to get lost
 16 SCRAM shortened term for scramble in this case meaning lets get out of here can also mean [  you've guessed it ] Get lost
17 LOOK AT THAT CLEVER CHUFF Meaning look at that show off or some one who is arrogant
18THEY AD A REIGHT OWD DING DONG They had a really big argument or fight
19 LOOK AT THAT BRUSSEN DEVIL Meaning some one who pushes in or flaunts themselves
20  BABI Baby
21MA Mother or Mother in Law
22 AH BABS Our baby
23  BIG BABI  You cry Baby
24 CONKER TWOA  A conker that had smashed two other conkers, in the old game of Conkers. if your conker had smashed three it became a conker threea and so forth.
25  BULLYCHUB[ER] Term used in the game of marbles for some one who picked their marble up to shoot and moved their hand forward towards the target
26 WASTE NOT WANT NOT Some years ago a friend of mine from Shropshire was reminiscing about the time he worked in nearby Sheffield. Every night he would call in the local Pub for a meal and a drink, he noticed three old regulars who sat at the same table every night. One night one of the old men had a heart attack and died right there at the table. An ambulance was sent for and old Bill departed from the Pub for the last time. His two friends remained seated at the table, one of them said in a matter of fact tone" Well ol Bills gone then, an he dint even get ta sup is beer up." The other man picked up Bills beer glass and proceeded to share out the contents and replied. " Ah well, waste not want not, sup up" The two men then carried on drinking in silence.
My friend was totally astonished by this, so I explained that the three old men had grown up in times when the creed of Waste not want not was still a matter of survival, and old habits die hard.

27 UDDLEUPTHEN Meaning move up and make room or move closer [ on a seat ] or
28 UTCHUP THEN
29 HISNOBS  His Lordship or used to describe someone who thought highly of themselves, Often can refer to a husband.
30 SLAG A women of unkempt appearance or loose morals.
31 C'MON FRAME THISEN THEN Come on do it properly, and put more effort in, set the job out correctly
32 TANNER Six pence
33TUPUNCE Two pence
34 THRUPUNCE Three pence
35 DON''T GOLLOP THI FOOD DAHN Do not eat [ gulp] your food down so quickly
36 AM FAIR CLEMMED I am really Hungry
37 GRABBER A person who worked a lot of overtime
38 ITS GORRA BIG BLEB ONIT It has got a big blister on it
39 HE'S GONE DAHNT NICK He has gone down the nick, can refer to some one sent to Jail, or someone who no longer  takes care of themselves
40 WAT THA CHUNTERING ON ABAHT What are you mumbling on about
41 WHAT THA FAFFIN ABHAT AT What are you messing about at
42 LEETS Lights
43 AGH A FEEL ROWPY TODAY Ugh I don't  feel very well I have a sore throat
44 LOONEYBIN Lunatic Asylum
45 NUTOUSE    Lunatic Asylum
46 WHATS AILING THEE THEN What is wrong with you
47 A THA WAGGIN SCHOOL Are you having a day off School  [ truant ]
48 SCHOOL BOBBY School Truant officer [ We were all scared of this living legend ]
49 NICK OFF Run away
50  GET NICKED Has several usages it can mean to be apprehended by the law or it can mean shut up, or don't be silly, or get lost.
51THA SMELLS LIK A MIDDIN You smell like an outside toilet
52 A CAN'T ABIDE THIS NAMORE I can't stand this anymore
53 IF A NE'ER DRAW ANOTHER BREATH or
54  AS GOD IS MY WITNESS or
55 MAY A GET STRUCK WI LEETNIN or
56 MAY GOD STRIKE MI DEARD or
57 IFA NEER SEE DAYLEET AGIN  used as  oath's to impress some one that you are telling the truth
58 AM THAT UNLUCKY IF THEY CHUCKED A LOAD A WAGE PACKETS UP IN AIR AHD CATCH ONLY EMPTY UN
59 HE'S A JAMMY DEVIL He is a lucky person
60 THAT WARRA BAD JOB WANIT That was a terrible thing to happen was'nt it
61CONKED AHT Meaning I am tired or refers to something that has stopped working
62 MAM Mother
63 MUM Mother
64 PA Dad
65 TARRA THEN Goodbye
66 PUDDLED Meaning idiot
67 AL BRAY THI ONE IN A MINIT I will hit you
68 THA/ HE'S CRACKERS No you are not being likened to a biscuit you are being told you are crazy
69 AM JUS POPPING DAHNT ROAWD  I am just going down the road
70 ALLUS SAID THA CUD MASH A GUD CUPPA I always said you could brew up a good cup of tea
71 THAD BE A GUDUN IF THA CAN FATHOM THAT ONE. You would be a good one to understand that person. Can be
72 THAD BE A GUDUN TO BOTTOM THAT Meaning to get to the bottom of something
73 MEKS SENSE NA REASON It makes no sense and has no reason
74 SUMMAT SMELLS MANKY INERE  Something smells off or stale in here
75 ITS ALL SWINGS N ROUNDABOUTS Yorkshire way of saying what goes around comes around
76 IF THAT DUN'T CAPIT ALL If that doesn't beat everything or
77 THAT CAPS IT OFF THEN That tops it off then
78THAS GOT THYSEN INTA A RIEGHT OWD LATHER You have got yourself into a right old sweat or real trouble
79 THA WANTS TA GET SUM LEEF INTA THEY You want to get some life into yourself.
80 AM TIRED A LUGGIN THIS AROUN I am tired of carrying this around
81 AH WELL AH CAN'T STAN EAR ALL DAY Ah well I cannot stand here all day talking I have other things to do
82 CHEWIN FAT Means talking as in gossiping
83 SETHI THER CALLIN AGIN Look you there they are gossiping again
84 CAN THA SEE YON ILL Can you see yonder hill
85 FASTON Fast asleep
86 DED TA WORLD Fast asleep
87 AHT FA COUNT Out for the count meaning fast asleep or knocked out.
88 GIUS A SHOUT AT SIX Meaning wake me up at six o clock, or
89 SHOUT US UP AT SIX
90 ATHA STUK TA BLANKETS OR ATHA GERRIN UP
91 AS HE WOKUP YET As he woken up yet
92 THA DED NESH You are a real nerd or wimp
93 NATHEN CLAHT'EAD WHAT THA DOIN Claht is the old word for cloth or clothes as in
94 HE ANT GORRA CLAHT ON IM
95 NATHEN CLOTH'EAD 
96  ETUN Eaten as in ASTHA ETUN IT UP
97 IT WANTS A GUD FETTLING It wants a good clean or sort out sometimes used as a threat as in
98 AL FETTLE THEE AHT INA MINIT I will sort you out in a minute
99 AH THA CADGING AGIN Are you borrowing again or
100 CAN A CADGE ONE or
101 CADGEUS ONE WILL THA Which means lend me one



 

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