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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by jaybones, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

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    what ever could you mean

    they're, there, their, where, wear, were, ware, witch, which...

    then you get into the silent letters.. what kinda cruel trick is that?

    ahhh yes.. it starts with a p. but you dont say the p.. start with the n instead.
     
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    Every time I hear "Bob's yer uncle.." I think of this video.
    Jump to 1:25 - then watch the rest as he shreds on an acoustic...
     
  3. ukoldgit

    ukoldgit Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm going to Pull A Blinder on this and be very bog standard, so many people make a botch job of the English language and I think we need to budge up and take a butchers at the cack handed, cheeky chinwagging that's going on in this thread.
    The whole thing is chokablock with codswallop so much so that curtain twitchers are cream crackered from staying up all night, the whole thing is a dogs dinner and I am fed up with faffing about with you people, I,m off for a fag.
    I'm back and full of beans now, and happy as a sandman doing a full monty, I shall be gallavanting around and looking a bit gobsmacked but please give me a tinkle on the blower should you object.
    I was Hank Marvin tonight but a swift Ruby Murrey turned out mint and put me in pukker nick, unfortunately it all went pear shaped and put a spanner in the works and sent the whole evening crook.
    After several wines I now need to splash out and spend a penny so don't take the micky whilst I'm feeling tickety boo, I hope you enjoyed this waffle as much as I did:D
     
  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Daft 'aporth. :D
     
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  5. CeltRocka

    CeltRocka Senior Stratmaster

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    You,re aving a giraffe mate
     
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  6. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    Reminds me around 1991 living in SE London. I was told a few times "up the apples and pears". Took me a little while to understand they meant "up the stairs".

    Round the same time, I was a keen runner and would do some stretching exercises, push-ups etc... in the park. On one occasion some fellow approached me while I was at it, and he spoke, and spoke, and I just went " hugh...yeahh...mmm..." and it went on and on... I had no ideas what he was going on about apart from the one thing I got out, that he was talking about "boxing". Cockney is quite an amazing language.
     
  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Giraffe gives me wind, can I have the gnu?
     
  8. Jack Frost

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    I'm from Cumbria, and there are people who live in a town a few miles from where I used to live, and I can't understand them. Their accent and speach patterns, and even words, are so different. I just used to smile and nod, and hope they'd go away!
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I did the same with the Welsh, but that's another story. :p
     
  10. CeltRocka

    CeltRocka Senior Stratmaster

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    I cant understand the Welsh either and one I amo_O
     
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  11. ukoldgit

    ukoldgit Senior Stratmaster

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    Surely that's "I are one" Taff? Yaki Da:D
     
  12. jaybones

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    My uncle was named Bill, before he passed.

    Another question, this one about cockney rhyming slang.

    Apple and pears means stairs?
    Tea interval means afternoon tea?
    Does butcher mean anything other than butcher?

    References an old Seinfeld commercial- "So I took the apple and pears up to the butcher, and asked is this the tea interval?"

    Trouble and strife is wife- I know that one.
     
  13. musicalmartin

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    Its just an expression of accomplishment .like "i stuck this bit to this bit, started it up and Bobs yer uncle it worked .' I saw this bird ,chatted her up and took out last week and Bobs your uncle we are engaged ".
     
  14. Thrup'ny Bit

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    Tea interval means cricket. :p
     
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    "Have a butchers" means "take a look".

    As in "Blimey have a butchers at those thrupny's"
     
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    Its "One I is" If you,re from Cardiff like I is . Iechyd da i ti
     
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    We could be related. Bob's my dad.

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  18. musicalmartin

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    Re cockney slang .most quoted w ere never used .Ones that were are
    apples and pears + stairs
    Titfertat = hat usually just spoken as titfer
    plates of meat .feet usually just plates quoted as in "my plates are killing me "
    Pork pies = lies usually just 'you are telling a porky"
    Dog and bone = phone
    trouble and strife -wife.
    These were all in use by actual cockneys as many of my family were from London .They all moved out to Essex from the East End of London as many cockneys were bombed out or lived in poor housing which was demolished .My paternal grandmother was a true cockney as she was born in the reach of the bells of St Mary -at -Le Bow church in the Strand ,the true bow bells.She moved to Dover when young and never spoke a word of cockney except for titfer .
     
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    Well I'll goo to the foot of air stairs!

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  20. ukoldgit

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    LOL
     
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