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101 DAMNATIONS pg 4

"'air a Dog"

 

Well if you have finished reading the other three pages of  dialects and phrases, and you are getting pretty sick of it or its made you feel unwell, just like having to much to drink the night before. We have a saying for such and it is preceded with something like
 " DUN'T WEEKEN, THA NOSE WHA THI SAY,  AIR A DOG " Hair of the Dog" Meaning to have more of the same thing that made you feel unwell in the first place.
Which is usually followed by "Tha'll feel better for it"
Feeling better now ? Then proceed.


Death is not a subject most of us want to think about, but at some stage of our lives we all encounter it, and in Yorkshire there are quite a few phrases to describe the passing on process, and events surrounding it. Some may seem disrespectful, others humorous, but most of the phrases were spoken with sincerity. Humour however is how some of us get through sad and heartbreaking experiences, it is natures relief valve on these occasions just as crying is. Some one said to me once when I was young
YA GORRA LAUGH, IF YA DUNT LAUGH, YOU'LL CRY
How true that is.
For the working class people in England over the centuries a sense of humour was often the only thing they had to lean on, and possibly why Britain produces the Worlds best Comedians, from a working Class background. Anyway NUFF SAID.
 

 



AH HE'S GORRIS HEERD SCREWED ONT REIGHT ROWD Yes he has got his head screwed on the right way, describes one who is smart and successful.
SHE'S GORRA EAD INT CLOUDS THAT ONE Description of a daydreamer sometimes followed by
 SHE WANTS BRINGIN DAHNT TA EARTH WI A BANG  [ I used to imagine kids running round to tell their friends
" Heyup thurs a woman round ere gus up in space n me mum sez the gonna bring er back dahn wi a big explosion" ]
 D' YA KNOW ME GRAN, SHE KEEPS A POTTY UNDA BED When Yorkshire Kids are going to tell you something they start with " do you know" The above insight was given to me [ in strict confidence of course] by a young six year old tyke, who finished off with an assertive nod of the head to convey
THA DINT KNOW THAT DID THA.
PO or POTTY the emergency receptacle that often echoed in the bedroom at night
WHAT THA BLETHERIN ON ABHAT  What rubbish are you talking about now
 BLABBERMOUTH Some one who cannot keep a secret
 GERA GOATIT Just look at that
 APPY AS A PIG INT MUCK Means you are really pleased
BLACKCLOCK The good old cockroach
 DONT BE MARNGY Don't be mean, or don't wimper
 AM OVERING UP I am hoovering up  Most vacuum cleaners back in the early 1900's were made by Hoover, so the word vacuuming was never used it was termed as Hoovering. I still use that term much to my sons annoyance.
 THA WANTS TA LATCH ONTER ER You should get acquainted with her she looks a good sort
LATCHON Get to know, or realize something
 SNECK Nose
 OWD THI OSSES FA A MINIT Hold your horses for a minute, means slow down, or stop what you are saying or doing.
 HE CUDN'T EVEN FIND IS OWN WAY OME Some one not too bright,
PUT SNECK ON THEN N LETS GET TA BED Lock the door and lets go to bed.
AM GERRIN OFF THEN I am leaving or I am going to bed
 SHES AD MORE BOYFRIENDS THAN AVAD SUNDAY DINNERS.

NEVER SAY DIE
Things of sickness and death
 DEARD Dead sometimes pronounced " ded "
 DEE  Die
 GONE    To have died
SNUFFED IT To have died
HES POPPED IS CLOGS He has died
 HE'S KICK'T BUCKET He has kicked the bucket meaning he has died
 DED ASA DOORNAIL Dead as a doornail meaning fast asleep or really dead
DID THEY GI IM A GUD DO Did they give him a good Party or Wake
 SEND OFF A term for a wake
 DO Party or Wake
 DID IM PROUD They gave him a good party or send off
AH I WENIN FRONT ROOM TA SEE BODY, EEE HE DID LOOK WELL A remark often heard after viewing the corpse at a funeral
 HE'LL BE PUSHIN TWORMS UPNEXT Meaning he will be dead and buried and pushing up worms soon, or can be described as
PUSHIN UP DAISY'S
 ATHA GOIN TA BUNFIEGHT AFTER FUNERAL Bunfight is anouther name for a party or wake
 ATHA GOIN TA SEE IM OFF THEN Are you going to the funeral
AYE TWER A BLESSIN HE WENT Yes it was a blessing for everyone that he died [ said if some one had died of a long term illness
 AYE TWOOD BE A BLESSIN IFT GUD LORD UD TEK IM Yes it would be a blessing if the good lord would take him, sometimes wished upon  a person not very well liked
 HE'S A GONNA He has died
 AH IS NOT ON THIS EARTH NA MORE
 THA BEST PUT THI BEST BIB N TUCKER ON FA FUNERAL LAD Bib n Tucker  meaning your best clothes
 THALL MEK A GUD LOOKIN CORPSE Sometimes said to some one sick in bed
AH HE'S NOT FA THIS WORLD MUCH LONGER
 APPEN IT WA FA'T BEST [ That they died ] The word Happen is used instead of probably
 THA LOOKS READY FA UNDATEKER Meaning you don't look to well
 IF THA DUNT GET BETTER SOON, THALL AVE UNDATEKER KNOCKIN ONT DOA NEXT
 THA LOOKS LIKE DETH WARMED UP Meaning you look really pale
 EE THA LOOKIN WELL ASTHA BIN POORLY
 AV SIN MORE LIFE INT GRAVEYARD Used to describe someone of a lethargic nature, or a dull party.
AV AD A BETTER CONVERSATIONS IN T' GRAVEYARD
 ASTHA SIN NEW VICA HE LOOKS LIKE GRIM REAPER
 AH IS UNDA SOD Yes he is under the sod, Means yes he is dead and buried
 HE WENTOAN EARLY GRAVE YA KNOW He died young or before his time
 DONT FORGET TA CHANGE THI UNDERCLOTHES, DOCTERS COMIN ROUND THIS MORNIN
 HE'S DUNFA He is dead or can mean really tired
 AH FEEL THAT BAD AL WEK UP DED INT MORNIN I feel so ill I will wake up dead in the morning
UNDA DOCTA Means you are seeing the Docter about an illness or
UNDA DOCTA'S ORDAS
SHE DROVE IM INTA GRAVE No this is not saying that the hearse had a female driver, it means that a woman has nagged her husband so much he died. Or can be
NAGGED IM TA DEATH.
THA LOOKS AS THO' THA JUST CUM BACK FROM T' DED Meaning you look so unwell and pale you look as though you have returned from the dead
E WORKED IMSEN INTA GRAVE He worked so hard it killed him
HE SHOULDA CLIMBED INTA GRAVE WI HIM N SAVED US EXPENSE A FUNERAL
HE JUST KEELED OER He just fell over  [ and died ]
WHAT DID HE DEE ON THEN, SHORTAGE A BREATH?
Overheard in a Doctors Surgery
Doctor " What is wrong with you Joseph ?" Joe Soap " If a knew that, a wunt be here to see thee, na wud a "




This very interesting article was sent to me recently regarding Bread Cakes, and is a fine example of how not just the accents, but the name of something simple also can change within a few miles
 Article in the Rotherham Advertiser 16 May 2003
"Is it a bread cake, a muffin, a batch or a stottie?
It might sound barmy, but when it comes to a name for the humble bread roll there are nearly a bakers dozen different interpretations nationwide.
To celebrate National Sandwich Week, supermarket giant Morrison's asked its stores around the country what local shoppers call one of the nation's favourite foods.
And the batch of results has revealed it is known by a different name in almost every region.
The upper crust in the south east stick to the traditional name, bread roll.
But  becomes bread cake (Yorkshire), bread bap (South Wales), Cob (Nottingham and Derbyshire) and Barm cake (Merseyside and North West).
In the North East, it becomes a stottie, muffin (Midlands), tea cake (Lancashire and West Yorkshire), bun (Cumbria and Durham), flour cake (Lancashire) and finally Batch (Cheshire).
 FLOPIN ECK or
 FLIPPIN UMMER Mean Oh no! Flipping and Flopping can be interchanged [ versatile us tykes arnt wi ]
 WELL THAS GOT ME PROPER FLUMMUXED LAD Well you have  got me really puzzled
THAS GOTMI INNA TIZWAS You have got me panicking
AH DUNT KNOW IFAM COMIN OR GOIN I am in a  panic
ROWD Road In Yorkshire the word road is often used instead of the word way so often some one would say Al show ya rowd instead of I will show you the way. Road  is a name for a way
AHL SHOW THI ROWD OME INNA MINUTE Now you may be forgiven for making a wrong assumption here, but trust me, this is not a kind offer to escort you home. This is a threat meaning the person saying this has had enough of you, and if you do not shut up he is more than likely going to place his knuckles on your nose, in a none to gentle manner.
 AM FLAGGIN NA I am getting tired now, usually said when out for a walk the response would be
 GERRON WITHI GE'OER LAGGIN BEHIND Don't be silly with you give over holding back
 WHO SEZ, OR SEZ WHO, Who said that, which is a reply to You can't do that
THALL FEEL ENDA ME BOOT INA MINIT  Do not misinterpret this as an invitation to feel the texture of fine leather on some ones foot wear
 KICKEDIM AHTER OUSE N OME Kicked out of House and Home  A term for eviction from home
 TIGGY Name for the children's game of Tag. This game originated from the Dane's in the time of the Wappentake's A Wapentake was a sub-division of the Riding, for military reasons. The word means weapon touching, which was  weapon tigging, to show loyalty. Young boys using pieces of wood copied their fathers and the game of tiggy was born. In our day if you touched base [ usually a street light ] and shouted "All in" you were safe. The Thanes of the King in Danish times would shout "Kings" which declared their loyalty and excused them from Tigging
 KICKCAN Name for hide and seek game where a tin can was placed on the ground as the base, if some one who was hiding got to the can without being seen and kicked it away, shouting kickcan, the person or persons doing the seeking had to retrieve the can, place it back in its original spot and start over again.
 MOGGY Cat
 THAS GOT THYSEN INTOA RIEGHT OWD PICKLE You have got yourself into a right old mess
 HE'S LIKA BULL ATTA GATE Meaning some one who is always in a rush
 OWD THI WATTER Hold your water, Means hang on a minute
 SLAG OFF Means to verbally abuse some one Also a term used in the steel industry to describe the removal of impurities floating on top of the molten steel in its production.
HE'S A DEDBEET He is a deadbeat means some one with no work, money , or interest in finding work
 AM DEDBEET I am dead beat I am really tired
 ITS GORRA DINT INIT It has got a dent in it
 DED TA WORLD Meaning fast asleep
 THA CAN WAIT TILL COWS CUM OME Meaning you can stand there as long as you want, but you still will not get what you asked for.
INT ENUFF ROOM TO SWING CAT ROUND INIT
PARK THISEN DAHN Sit down
PARK THI FRAME ERE Sit your body here.
PULL UPPA PEW  Grab a chair and sit here.
LIKE A BABBIS BUM As smooth as a babies bottom
YA BIG GIRLS BLOUSE Phrase made famous by Hilda Baker a great comedian of Lancashire
HE/SHE/ITS SA LITTLE SMASHER
Here is a selection passed on by Yorkshire ex pat Peter Holmes
SHES AS THRANG AS THROPS WIFE Always busy
ITS VARRY SNOD It is very smooth
SHES A REIGHT MAWK Describes some one who is haughty
THALL GET WARMED Usually said to children and means you will get spanked.
HIS WIFE'S  AN OFFCOMED UN His wife comes from another Town or place.
CANSTTHA THOIL IT Can you convince yourself it is worth buying
HE'S NOBBUT NINEPENCE T'BOB He is really dim
SIDE THA POTS Clear up the meal dishes
SHED NIP A CURRENT ATWO She is a very mean person
HES REIGHT SACKLESS He is very lazy
THAD BETTER STOP CHUNTERIN You had better stop being cheeky
IM FAST FOR WEFT I have run out of yarn
AH'VE JUST BETHOWT MESSEN I have just remembered
AH'M FAIR MOIDERED I am nattered or in an anxious state
THAS GOT TO KEEP T'BAND INT NICK You have got to keep going
HE'D NIVER GI A HAND TURN He wouldn't help anyone
WE WOR AT T'BAND END We were at the end of our tether [ exhausted ]
ITS MUCK OR NETTLES You have the choice of two evils
SHE WOR ALLUS A BRAZZEN HUSSEY Some one very forward and shameless

 ARD TATERS Hard luck
ARD CHEDDER
ARD CHEESE
 EGGON To encourage some one to do something they should not do
 DID THA SPLIT ON MI Did you tell some one what I have done wrong
 HE DRAGGED ER DAHN AWREIGHT Yes he really dragged her down, Meaning he turned a presentable clean women into a slovenly one
THA LIKE SUMDY WI NO ARMS You are like somebody with no arms, meaning you are not very good with your hands. can be
LIKE A MAN WI NO ARMS
I GIDIM ROTHRUM KISS The Rotherham name for  head butting in a fight
GUD AS GOLD Meaning some one very kind or well behaved
A PAID IT ON'T NEVER NEVER I paid for it weekly ON HIRE PURCHASE
NO GUD AIRING THI WASHIN IN PUBLIC It is no good telling everyone your business
HE WERN'T BROUGHT UP HE WA DRAGGED UP He was not raised well from childhood
 AL NE'ER DOIT AGIN
THA'LL FIND IM PROPPIN BAR UP. You will find him in the Pub leaning on the bar
 IS SLOSHED He is drunk
 IS SMASHED He is drunk
 IS PARALYTIC He is drunk
 IS LEGLESS He is drunk
 IS PLATTIN HIS LEGS He is so drunk his legs are twisting around each other
 DRUNK ASA LORD
 IS ADA SKINFUL He as had to much to drink
 AM GOIN TA WET ME WHISTLE I am going to have a drink
 GOIN TA AVA JAR Have a pint of beer
 AWI GOIN FA A BEVVY THEN Are we going for a drink then
 AM GOIN FARRA SESSION I am going to the pub for a fair length of time.
 SESSION Used to refer to the open hours of a pub or club
 HIS THREE SHEETS TA WIND THAT ONE He is drunk  From an old sailing term If you had three sheets [ropes] loose on the three main sails then the ship would lurch in the wind
 JUS GERRA LOOK ATIM HE DUNT KNO IF IS ON THIS EARTH OR FULLERS Some one so drunk they don't know what is happening or where they are, course some of us can achieve this state without the drink.
DRUNKARD Alcoholic
SOAK Alcoholic
ALCO Alcoholic
SOT Alcoholic
AS THA BIN ON TURPS Have you been on the Turpentine Meaning have you been on the beer
BEER MUSTA BIN OFF The well worn excuse for feeling unwell after drinking a lot of beer. or
IT MUSTA BIN SUMMAT I ET It must have been something I had to eat. Now this of course was a dangerous excuse to use, because sometimes the response from a wife or mother could be.
WELL THA GERRIN NOWT TA EAT FA RESTA DAY, SEE IF THAT CURES THI ! [ NOTE: There is no proven medical documentation or evidence anywhere in the World to support that this cure has been successful, other than causing severe depression and pangs of hunger to the recipient of said cure. It is recommend that the ancient cure HAIRIUS ET DOGIUS commonly known as the AIR A DOG should be implemented in all instances of this type of ailment. ]

 

List John Doxey 2001





Now if you have worked your way through the pages of  101 Damnations you may at this stage  be thinking well that's enough of that, and maybe I should call it a day on this subject and Let sleeping Dogs Lie. However most dogs are light sleepers and can easily be disturbed so at the risk of being bitten I will ignore the phrase
 

 101 Damnations 5  " Let sleeping dogs lie"

 

 

 

 

 

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