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Thursday, 24 June 2010

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Our intrepid Reporter, Skoda Estelle driving Inchcock Chambers recalls his memories of the unique speech patterns, inflections, and choice of words used by his fellow Nottinghamians:

Go away - Geroff

What would you like? - Wodayowant?

In trouble with the teacher - Yer inferitnar

A friend - Mate, chum or mucker

Would you like to engage with me in fisticuffs? - Purumup!

Do you understand? - See worrimean?

How are you going? - Ayup miduck!

I disagree! - I'll nut you one!, or Screw you!

I do not know - Dunno

Stop! - Givova!

Is it not? - Innit?

I'm going to church - Gonna Chapel

I beg your pardon? - Yerwot?

Being silly - Tomfoolery

I am surprised! - Gerraway!

What would you like? - Woderuwant?

I did not carry out these actions! - I dintdoit!

I think you are wrong! - Soddu mate!

I like it - Good innit

I have ran out of money - Am skint

Here you are & Eeyar

Sweets: Dudoos

Lollipops: Suckers

It is broken - It's brock

Toffees - Tuffehs

Hello my friend - Ayupmiduck

Horses - Bobbos

Soft or Weak - Nesh

Hurry - Mak'aste

My Mother - Ah Mam

Can I have a ride on your bicycle crossbar? - Giz a kroggeh

Can you give me a look? - Gizza a gozz?

A weak drink - Mazzi-watter

Under the infuence of alcohol - Bladdered

Laugh quietly - Chuckle

Very pleased - Reet chuffed

Fell over - Went arse-over-tits

Pregnant - Up the Duff

Be quiet - Shutyergob

Are you in good health my friend? - Owya goinonn then serri?

Can you direct me to the public house? - Wairza booza?

It's cold today isn't it? - Intitt koad?

I don't believe you! - Gerraht!

Do you want something? - Wottjowant?

Can I have some? - Gizzabitt

Can I have a turn? - Gizzago

Your Mother shall hear of this! - Gonna tellumam

It was not very good! - It wer krap!

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