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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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Stanley
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Posted - 06/10/2011 : 04:50
We have a weird language. I was listening to Janet Baker on Woman's Hour yesterday and she pronounced remembering as re-membering which got me to thinking that at one time 'mambering' may have been the equivalent of memorising. Reminds me of un-couth, can a person be totally lacking in couth?


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belle
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Posted - 06/10/2011 : 10:52
Burns was apt to describe his youths as "couthy".


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/10/2011 : 19:20
Here's a funny for you, not quite dialect but as I was finishing the last of the butter for my three tea-time scones I remembered that we used to pinch Mother's margarine wrappers that she saved for greasing baking tins and use them to sit on when using the slide in the park. Didn't half improve speed! Anyone else do the same?


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Stanley
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Posted - 21/10/2011 : 04:28
I was watching a spokesman for a company on TV and thought "Poor lad, he's sken-eyed". I first learned that in Stockport and I'm not sure I've ever heard it in Barlick. How widespread is the term? Is it my imagination or do we see fewer examples these days?


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Posted - 21/10/2011 : 08:20
One eye on the pot, the other up the chimney! Commonly surgically repaired nowadays I should think.


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panbiker
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Posted - 21/10/2011 : 09:05
Sken, not heard that for years but was in common use in Barlick as a lad to mean look, "sken that" or looking, as in "What are you skenning at?" which could be used as a slightly derogatory term.


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Posted - 21/10/2011 : 13:13
I use 'what are you skenning at?'  quite regularly.

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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 21/10/2011 : 13:28
Ive heard "skenning" used to descibe cross eyed people,my gran used to say to me when i had long hair,"get ya hair outa ya eyes or you'll end up skennin"..


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Bruff
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Posted - 21/10/2011 : 13:49
Never heard 'sken' for cross-eyed, I always used for 'look' and still do like others have noted.

Anyone who is cross-eyed has 'one eye on t'pot, t'other up t'chimney'; or 'a squint like a basket of whelks'.

 
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Bradders
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Posted - 22/10/2011 : 00:05
Sken...Scan (there will be a connection...surely)

but then, for me,  the word "scant" has always had that  connotation of "hardly worth a look at "......

Words , eh ...lovely !


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/10/2011 : 04:54
We used sken-eyed. Charley on his back. Twang toed and pigeon toed.


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wendyf
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Posted - 22/10/2011 : 07:52
Skelly - eyed is another similar way of describing a squint.


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Bodger
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Posted - 22/10/2011 : 09:18
"chunnering" = talking, ie. what are thee chunnering abhat


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Posted - 22/10/2011 : 16:30
To me, 'chunnering' does mean talking, but with the added subtle implication of 'mildly grumbling' or maybe gossipping.Go to Top of Page
Bradders
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Posted - 23/10/2011 : 01:02
I use "Chuntering"....


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