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Understanding the Local Lingo.

Like in many British counties, the residents of Nottinghamshire
have their own interpretation of the 'Queens English'. To help  
(or hinder!) the visitor, there now follows a few examples of
local phrases and words.
Beeroff                       Off Licence.  (Liqueur Retailer).
Sucka   Any Type of Ice Lolly.
Cob   Bread Roll.
Slide'o   Easy Work.
Jarv'o   Illicit or Secretive Work.
Mucka or Blue   Friend. (Usually Directed at a Workmate).
Tuffy   Small Chocolate or Boiled Sweet. (Candy).
Twitchell or Jitty   A Narrow Alley.
Goosegoging   Gooseberry Picking. (Usually Illegally!).



Aye-up me ducks                 Hello my friend.
Gis-a croggy Can I have a lift on your bycycle?
Ar-u nicking off Are you playing truant?
Gowin da'an ta'an Are you going to the city centre?
Ger-us one in Please buy me a drink.
Code-init Not very warm.
Ot-init Opposite of above.


Nottingham Urban Myths.

The following anecdotes are believed to be true and to have

occurred in Nottingham.

The stolen car.
One morning, a man who was leaving his home for work discovered
to his horror that his car had been stolen. After reporting the theft
to the police he caught the bus into work. On arriving home at night
he was surprised to see his car parked in it's usual place, after
checking the bodywork for damage, he opened the door and found
a box of chocolates, a large bunch of flowers, and an envelope
containing two tickets and a note which read as follows; "Dear
friend, I'm very sorry to have  caused you trouble. The reason I 
borrowed your car was to take my very pregnant wife to hospital,
who went into labour late last night as we past your home. Please
accept my apology and these tickets for the opera."
        As the tickets were for the man and his wife's favourite opera,
they decided to take advantage of them. After an excellent night
out, they returned home to find the house completely empty except
for a note above the fireplace saying "Hope you enjoyed the opera".
Many years ago when executions in Nottingham were held in public,
the condemned person was  transported in the back of a cart from
the town to Gallows Hill to meet their fate. One man on his way up
the hill was offered a last drink at the Nags Head public house (as
was the custom for all prisoners), the man who was distraught,
declined the offer saying he just wanted the deed over with. Just as
the man had stopped swinging on the end of the rope and the crowd
had started dispersing, a messenger came galloping up from the town
with a reprieve for the unfortunate fellow.

To be continued..............

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