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--- Quote from: Sephirah on April 04, 2021, 06:20:52 pm ---Yes, hahahaha. I know several older people who still say it. As well as "Toodle pip." Both work.

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I use "toodle pip" in email and instant messaging such as MS teams, and although most know what it means, it causes quite a bit of confusion :p

"toodle loo" is more Australian I believe.

Some specific words and phrases from the Midlands area of the UK..

Buttie.. a sandwich
Belta..  something really good.. (that motor is a belta!)..
Bins..   glasses, specs.
Blart.. to cry  (Stop blarting!)
Donnie...  a hand (give us your donnie).
'go round the Wrekin' ....  to gabble (talk) on and on about nothing..
Mither..  to worry something or someone.. (stop, mithering me.. She's all a mither).
Yampy..  going mad, or being weird...

Numpty is a nice sounding one means idiot

as in she was a numpty for posting a link before 500 posts!!!



Just another 3 points on the goodbye theme:

1. Also occasionally heard, TTFN: Ta Ta For Now

2. See you later used to mean see you later today, but over the last 20 years has extended to mean see you sometime in the future.

3. See yous later. Yes essentially pluralising you to yous even if only talking to one person.

Language evolves gradually both regionally and nationally.


Pamela xx


--- Quote from: Sephirah on April 04, 2021, 03:35:39 pm ---Yup, it is.

This video is quite enlightening. Although even I, born in England, can't understand a word some of the speakers are saying. No wonder Americans need subtitles in some movies.

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Thank you Sephirah. Quite a few in which I also did not understand the words.

I enjoyed listening to the video. I am sure some accents will change to some degree and new ones will gradually come to fruition over the years.


Pamela xx


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