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  1. Turpinr Mar 12, 2023

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    Was out walking earlier and a woman told me she didn't go out yesterday when it snowed because she was "too nesh"
    I don't hear being nesh too much these days, ditto 'being mard'
    Both mean being soft
     
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  2. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 12, 2023

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  3. DrmexicoII Mar 12, 2023

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    Never heard either! "Being mardy" I've heard though
     
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  4. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 12, 2023

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    Another of my favorites: mug punter

    Technically someone who is gullible and easily swindled, but most often used these days (I think) in reference to those who are inept at sports betting.
     
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  5. bonzodog Mar 12, 2023

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    When in Norfolk ,Ar yer orrite bor.
     
  6. M'Bob Mar 12, 2023

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    Here in the US, when someone is acting like a fool, we often call then an “ass.” When they’re acting really badly, we’ll call them an “asshole,” which seems to enjoy fairly widespread use across many sections of the country.

    In the UK, however, is it accurate that preferred word is “arse,” and further, less frequently paired with the “hole”?
     
  7. TimeODanaos Mar 12, 2023

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    I think the difference is just phonetics?
    And NB when a Brit says "Sorry", things are getting quite/rather (i.e. very) hostile - it's a threat, not a retreat.
     
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  8. DrmexicoII Mar 12, 2023

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    100%. E.g. The law is an ass, often practiced by arseholes.

    An ass is a donkey innit
     
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  9. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 12, 2023

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    Arse or arsehole are equally acceptable.
    Arse tends to be a bit more jokey and sometimes said more in jest. Arsehole is usually intended to be a bit more meaningful.
     
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  10. Omegafanman Mar 12, 2023

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    Out on a bender…..
     
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  11. Omegafanman Mar 12, 2023

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    Just be careful if you complement someone on their baps
     
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  12. Davidt Mar 12, 2023

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    “What in the name of Greek buggary” is…..
     
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  13. Turpinr Mar 13, 2023

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    Maybe it's just Lancashire or maybe Northern areas where we have back alleys called ginnels.
     
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  14. Turpinr Mar 13, 2023

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    Hahaha could end up with a slap in the chops.
     
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  15. Omegafanman Mar 13, 2023

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    Chops? …. But by then it might be ham and jam and you have had your chips :0)
     
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  16. Turpinr Mar 13, 2023

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    Yeah typo, should have been chops.
    Had your chips, that's another one :thumbsup:.
     
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  17. Omegafanman Mar 13, 2023

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    Aside from the slang this is a key document for any UK visitors.
    Also never drop in unannounced without a specific invite :0)
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  18. DrmexicoII Mar 13, 2023

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    LOL - this is brilliant and 100% true. The dropping in unannounced thing is interesting. I'm not sure if it's a 60s/hippy thing or a northern thing but my parents often bemoaned that no-one did that anymore. It's definitely true nowadays ("down sarf" anyway), but I get the feeling "up norf" everyone's always round each other's houses for a cuppa. Might be an horrific stereotype though.
     
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  19. Omegafanman Mar 13, 2023

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    We are not ready for any of that casual / friendly dropping in sh-t down here yet old chap - need to maintain a stiff upper lip…
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  20. DrmexicoII Mar 13, 2023

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    So true. To be fair, in the village where I live, "morning" is generally well received and often given. When I used to live in a town only 5 miles away I used to count it a success if I could get a single response to a "good morning" on a 30 min run. London is a whole different game - any interaction unwelcome!
     
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