Haha! Reminds me of that Monty Python sketch, "You were lucky...":There was a comedy sketch with a character called Willie Eckerslike, used to say something like, " I say what I mean & I mean what I say" then go on to talk about how he lived in a paper bag growing up etc.
I thought "smeech" was a real word! I'm Cornish.2 words from around south Bedfordshire.
Limbing. That excessive scratching that causes skin damage.
Stroddle The area between the tops of the legs
1 from the west country
Smeeching when the frying pan is too hot and fills the air with grey smoke.
Some "gadget" words I use to describe odd things with no purpose.
Boffit Originally a tetrahedral arrangement of springs and pads that wouldn't stop moving from a Rupert Annual.
Jumney sprocket, Term used by a DT teacher in the past.
Bifurcated Ninge Wheel, from its a square world, an early BBC tv show.
And for those hidden insults:
"I reckon your IQ is well into double figures"
"The world's only living brain donor"
"The hard of thinking" Generic/
I use "quick swill" for a wash as well - there's probably overlap between welsh and cornish.Some of these are a bit random but are in regular use within my family. I thought it was normal until it was pointed out to me that it's not!
My Mum is from a rural area of South Pembrokeshire which seems to have a dialect all of its own, so some of these are very localised.
"Off like a long-dog" - to disappear or go off somewhere really fast
"I've had a quick swill" - to have a wash
"There'll be Hell and bandy" - big trouble, a mighty rumpus. (I once used this in school and was greeted with a blank look and asked "Who's Helen Bandy?")
"Two pi**pots higher than a brick" - very short person
"He's in the ar*e of the world" - in a mess or disorganised state
"He never said Bah, Boo, Sh*t or Ar**hole" - He didn't say anything.
"Stumm" - to suffocate, very hot
"There we are then" - Handy phrase used to end a tedious conversation
I'm sure I can think of more. Thanks for this thread, it's made me laugh.
Interesting - my grandfather always talked about the grockles in Blackpool and was born in Huddersfield (although his National Service was in Dorset).When I lived in Hampshire for a while, the tourists were Grockles. I was still a Grockle after 2 years and got fed up with being told northerners only drink ale and eat chips haha...maybe that's a saying too.