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"The Sequel "


You didn't think that the people of Northern England restricted themselves to just 101 damnations now did you? Of course not ,so here we have some more. Just for the hell of it.

When I look at 101 damnations no 1 it becomes apparent that there is not a lot of terms of endearments amidst all the threats and counter threats, so I will see if I can remember some for this the second page. If I can't remember any, I'll just make them up. In case you are wondering, the answer is no, the 101 damnations have not been researched. Living in Thrybergh for twenty one years, and then nearby Hoyland for ten years, makes this one subject that I don't need to research. They are all mostly from my memory, and a few from the memory of the people who have contributed.


What's is wrong, Something is wrong, Nothing is wrong,

Here is a typical conversation,  we will call our two people JOE SOAP [ remember him he had a cousin called Harry Faff ] and Jim , Jim is upset and looks miserable [ but Jim does not like discussing his problems ] when his friend Joe arrives
Joe / Whatsup?
Jim  / Nowtsup
Jim / NOWTSUP   { raised voice and angry response ]
Joe / Summatsup  [ In a I know something is wrong tone ]
Jim / Nowtsup        [getting exasperated ]
Joe / The must be summatup or tha wunt keep saying Nowtsup
Jim / Theers nowtup if there was summatup ahd tel thee
Joe / So Nowtsup then
Joe / A still think summatsup
Joe / Alreet then NOWTSUP. lets go an ava pint




1 AAAAH MUCH????. How Much as in How much did you say it cost. described by Linda Gill as the Yorkshire Battle Cry [ Any Lancashire person would agree with this ]
2 THA REETTHEER You are right there, which can mean anything from you are wrong, you are right, you will be lucky, to I wouldn't if I were you. [ Thanks Linda ]
3 AL KNOCK THEE INTA MIDDLE A NEXT WEEK This phrase used to make us think our parents were really very smart and knew all about time travel. I will knock you into the middle of next week, I think we can describe this as a definite threat
4 DON'T BE DAFT Do not be silly, as in a response when someone has just stated something you disagree with
5 THAS GOT POTATOES GROWING IN THEE EARS You have potatoes growing in your ears, usually said when scolding a child for not washing their ears, hinting that there is enough dirt in there to grow potatoes.
6 GERRIT DAHN THEE ITLL DO THEE GOOD Get it down you, it will do you good, usually said when encouraging someone to drink more beer in the Pub, despite the fact they have more than likely had enough to drink as it is.
A couple of hours later the same person will be saying
8 WEVE TUPPED TUM TUFF TONIGHT ANT WE We have supped some stuff [ beer] tonight haven't we, One of the great catchphrases of the Lancashire comic Al Read. [ Al used to do a terrific impression of a drunk]
9 WE HAD A BELTING TIME We had a good time [ Lancashire ]
10 A BIT UNDA WEATHER A bit under the weather, meaning not feeling to good, is used often by women explaining why their husband is not looking to good. [ Of course the said husband is more than likely suffering an almighty hangover ] This phrase is also used in America and Australia. It is used as an excuse for an hangover in Australia but not in America.
11 THA LOOKS PROPER POORLY You look really unwell
12 NOT SA BAD Not so bad usually the response to the question How are you ?
13 THA GOING TA RAVO Are you going to Ravenfield ?
14 AH KNEW HIM WHEN HE AD OLES IN HIS UNDERPANTS As in he may look smart now but I knew him when he had holes in his underpants, usually said about a person who has become rich, having been born in humble beginnings.
15 CHUCKAWELLY Meaning to throw a tantrem.
16 PACKITIN Pack it in meaning stop doing that
17 THA WANTS TA WATCH THYSEN You want to watch yourself, meaning watch out for yourself, be careful
18 A BOBS WORTH A GAS WOULD DOIM MORE GOOD A shillings worth of gas would do him more good. Many years ago people would have to insert a shilling coin into the gas meter to obtain gas in the home, a shilling was called a bob. So the saying above is usually said when someone not to well liked is critically ill, or when a pet was sick, meaning forget the medication put a coin in the gas meter and gas him.[ Not nice but said more with humour than intent. honest !]
20 GI HIM A BOBS WORTH A GAS, Give him a shillings worth of gas as above a joking solution to an illness
21 THA NEVER SAID HE COULD EIGHT FOUR MORE POTATOES THAN A PIG You never said he could eat four more potatoes than a pig. A workmate once invited me over to dinner back in the 1970's, and that 's what his wife said when I demolished a large roast dinner and ate 9 roast potatoes with it. I love roast potatoes and had a huge appetite back then, ok I still have one. I don't think my mates wife ever forgot the day she invited me for dinner.
22 YA GRET GANNET You great gannet, meaning you are as gready as a Gannet.
23 NATHEN PUDDING EAD Now then pudding Head [ Pudding Head being a description of someone not to bright.]
24 NATHEN CLEVER BRITCHES Now then clever britches [ Clever britches is used to describe someone who think they know everything and are a pain, when ' now then ' is used in a meaningful sharp tone it is usually the prelude that clever britches is about to receive a well deserved tongue lashing.
25 JARMIES Pajamas
26 AL SCUTCH THEE ONE I will scutch you one, meaning I will hit you. Scutch is the old word meaning to beat as in the treatment of Rope and Hemp etc.
27 AL FETCH THEE ONE ROUND THEE EAROLES I will fetch thee one around your ear holes means you are about to receive a blow to your ears
28 THA SHUNTA You should not have
29 ITS A LOADA TRIPE It is a load of tripe meaning what you have just said is a lot of rubbish
30 SHIFT THEE SEN Shift yourself meaning move out of my way
31 GOINGTA DONNY Going to Donny, Donny is the local way of saying Doncaster, a town in South Yorkshire.
32 SUMMAT WRONG WI THEE WATTERWORKS Is there something wrong with your waterworks, usually asked of someone who as made several visits to the toilet at the pub, during one nights drinking.
33 WATTER Is pronounced as in [h]ater , the ' at 'is pronounced the same as in Hat.
34 AL WASH THI MOUTH AHT WI SOAPWATER IFTHA SESTHATAGAIN. I will wash your mouth out with soapy water if you say that again. Said to children who have just forgot the golden rule and used a swearword in front of their parents. This threat has been known to be carried out.
35 GET THI SEN INTA BATH, ANDGI THYSEN A GOOD SCRUB, WHILE THA AT IT. Get yourself into the bath, and give yourself a good scrub while you are at it, is said mainly to boys who have shall we say become somewhat dirty whilst playing outside.
36 YOU SCRUFFY LITTLE MONKEY A fair description of most boys at sometime in their life
37 AM TALKING TA ENGINEDRIVER, NOT HIS AND RAG I am talking to the engine driver not his hand rag, said to any unfortunate employee who interrupts, when an irate customer is talking to his Boss.
38 HEYUP ME OWD Hey up my old meaning Hello my old friend
39 HEYUP ME OWD CODGER Meaning as above CODGER is a word used for someone old.
40 HELLO LUV A greeting used by women
41 BE A LUV N PUT KETTLE ON Be a love and put the kettle on, a phrase used by women
42 WHEER THA GOIN ALL DRESSED UPTA NINES Where are you going all dressed up to the nines. This is of course from the time that getting dressed up in a suit would involve nine articles of Clothing, A Tie, shoes, socks, shirt, trousers, jacket, westcoat, hat, and cufflinks.
43 AM GOIN TA SEE A MAN ABOUTA DOG Usually said by a man in a pub just about to visit the toilet, to his companions [ no I have no idea how this one came about]
44 BIRD Girl
45 TALENT Girls
46 SHEED FETCH DUCKS OFFA WATERTHATONE She would fetch the ducks off the water that one, said upon sighting a nice looking girl often the statement would be preceeded with EE BAH ECK
47 HESA TATER He is a tater, tater is used to describe someone humourous, a bit of a character
48 AS UGLY AS A BOX A FROGS As ugly as a box of frogs, yes well, I think that one explains itself.
49 A WUD BE IF HE CUD BE A would be if he could be, we have all met this type, they are the ones pretending to be something they are not. The world is fill of them.
50 DEF N DUMB DINNA Deaf and dumb diner When a husband and wife have had a dispute which results in the pair not talking, the evening meal is referred to as deaf and dumb dinner.
51 ASTHA GOT MUG ONTHEN Have you got the mug on then. When someone is angry or sulking it is called having the mug on
52 HEANTGOTAN OUNCE OF GUMPTION IN IS BODY He has not got an ounce of gumption in his body, meaning the person has no common sense
53 USE YA GUMPTION Use your common sense
54 AS TRUE AS AHM STOOD HERE RIDING THIS BIKE [ Mostly said without a bike in sight ]
57 SUMMAT Something
58 TWITCHELL or PADDOCK  a footpath connecting two roads. FROM Chesterfield  [ Contributor  Richard Costello]
59 SWAT IT ERE  meaning 'throw it over here'. FROM Chesterfield  [ Contributor  Richard Costello]
60 THA'LL COPIT You will cop it You will get into trouble
61 JOE SOAP Joe Soap is a fictional character who represents someone silly enough to fall for anything, so if a job came up that no one wanted to do and an argument arose, someone would eventually say " Well a suppose me and Joe Soap will have do it ." Also if you were asked to do something that was a bit much you would respond by saying " Whose tha think I am? , Joe Soap!! [ We have all been Joe Soap the fall guy at sometime in our life.]
62 AL STAND DROP O YORK I will stand the drop of York meaning I will stand the drop of York if I am not telling the truth. The drop of York was the gallows in York, so you would be saying if I am not telling the truth you can hang me.
63 THA WANTS TO CHANGE THY BUTCHER Said to someone thin, or complaining of feeling cold, inferring they should buy better meat, and then they would put weight on.
64 HE ANT GOTTA SKERRIT ONIM Meaning someone has very little weight, or wearing very few clothes in cold weather.
65 BLUMMING UMMER Blooming Hummer Well I never
66 BLINKING ECK Well that was a surprise
67 BLUMMING ECK As above
68 SPUD  Potato
69, CLOD HOPPERS  boots , used to be a name for a ploughman
70 OIL Hole
71 FAIR TO MIDDLING Means you are not feeling to bad, but possibly not feeling your best.
72 AHM SKINT I have no money
73 MISERY GUTS Describes someone who is always miserable.
74, SILVER SLEEVES Name for kids that wiped their nose on their sleeve
75 THA NOT USING ME FOR A DOORMATT Meaning if you think you are going to walk all over me think again.
76 GOING TA STATIS THEN Are you going to the Statute Fair [ Statis was the old local way of saying Statute and was a shortened version of saying Statute Fair. As permission to have a Fair was granted by Statute Law.  In nearby Barnsley a fair was called
77 FEARST Feast
78 AL CLOBBER THEE ONE To clobber means to hit, if you have been hit then you have been clobbered
79 WELL WHAT CAN THA DO WHEN THEE BOOTS LET WATER IN Means there is nothing you can do about a bad situation, but suffer it
80 PENNY LIAR Was the nickname given to The "News of the World" Sunday newspaper
81 THUR ALL TARRED WI SAME BRUSH Meaning that a group of people or a Family have all got a bad streak
82 COIL Coal
83 CLAPPED AHT Clapped out Meaning broken beyond repair or exhausted as in tired
84 COULDNT OWD A CANDLE TOIT [ OR HIM/ HER] Meaning what ever you own or do is not as good as, or you will never match it.
85 LUGOIL  Ear hole
86 TARDLUCK Its hard luck
87 AHGIUP I give in
89 GIUS A DOLLOP ATHAT Give me a pile of that
90 GOBBO name for Sand and Cement mix used by bricklayers
91 WEER FLITTING We are moving to a new Home
92 AHM FROZE TA MARRA I am frozen to the marrow of my bones
93 DOANT STARVE TADEATH AGHT THEER C'MIN Do not freeze to death out there come on in
94 THA LOOKS ALF STARVED You look really cold
95 SNAPTIN Miners metal lunch box
96 SNAP Pre prepared Lunch to take to work, sometimes refers to a meal
97 LIVING OER BRUSH Refers to an unmarried couple living together
98 AM DEAD CHUFFED I am really pleased
99 CHUFF OFF Go away
100 HE FELLED HIM WI ONE BLOW He knocked him down with one blow.
101 THUS NOBDY THEER There is no one there


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