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Postby puddock » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:32 pm

shakkin briggie at Cults I've been on - but that was years ago (School days). If thats the one youre talking about it's still there - just!

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Postby sahona » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:38 pm

It would have been the early 50's, had long holidays with friends at Mannofield opposite the water works, where I was led to believe Wee Willie Winkie lived in one of the towers... Rubieslaw was still working then as well - pretty sad by the 90's.
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Postby puddock » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:47 pm

That'll be the same bridge then..... although I can assure you Wee Willie Winkie did not live at the Mannofield Water Works. He did in fact live in the shed at the bottom of my Grandfathers garden.

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Scots

Postby DaveS » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:14 pm

10 oota 10, bit a dinna like tae brag, ye ken. :)

Wurds nae langer aften usit...

Forfochan
Whigmaleerie
Tumshie
Tapsalteerie
Slaister
Hochmagandie

an some foulk wid hae ye telt it's jist a dialec o Inglis...

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Postby JackJ » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:38 am

:D 0/10. Didn't understand one word.

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Postby stephenh » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:51 pm

6 out of 10 - not bad for a 'saes' - whoops sorry thats Cymraeg !!

When I was a nipper I used to play down in the 'Cowp' (sp.?) outside Milngavie - any takers ?

SH

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Coup, cowp

Postby Nick » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:04 pm

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To coup or cowp is to tip, so my guess would be that you were playing in the tip or municipal rubbish dump??

Unless of course it was the Cope or Copie, in which case it would have been the Co-op.
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Postby jim.r » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:14 pm

stephenh wrote:6 out of 10 - not bad for a 'saes' - whoops sorry thats Cymraeg !!

When I was a nipper I used to play down in the 'Cowp' (sp.?) outside Milngavie - any takers ?

SH


definitely down the tip

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Postby stephenh » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:19 pm

Yes it was a tip but not of rubbish , it was steam train ashes, very old, the conical piles covered in bushes - great place for 11 year olds....

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Postby puddock » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:33 pm

Up our way "Cowp" has yet another meaning.
ie -
I went to the dance last night and walked (insert said lassies name) home.
Oh? Did ye get a cowp? ;-)

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Postby Telo » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:00 pm

stephenh wrote:When I was a nipper I used to play down in the 'Cowp' (sp.?) outside Milngavie

That's no way to describe Bearsden. Ahem!

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Postby stephenh » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:06 pm

Not Bearsden - Bardowie - I've just 'Google Earthed' it and the Cowp has gone, so has the railway...intriguingly the road leading down to it is still called Station Road

Bearsden had good ice-cream shops IIRC.......!!!

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Postby Shuggy » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:28 pm

Rowana wrote:How about some words, sayings Etc. that were used by your parents or grandparents, that are no longer in common use?

Any more?


I learnt a new one at pipe band. We were trying to work out how to stay warm playing for an hour last night outside & someone said we should wear 'hummel dodies'.

Hummel = stag with no horns
Dodies = gloves

Hummel dodies = fingerless gloves!

We failed to stay warm, by the way...
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Postby philiph » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:59 pm

7 out of 10 and Yorkshire is my first language. There's some Ulster-Scots in these parts and so picked up some. But then, who knows what this is (clue: job title): Eeksie Peeksie Hei Headyin?

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Postby Wildbird » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:05 pm

7 out of 10 here too.. from a lancastrian (too many burns night suppers....)


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