Monday, February 06, 2006

Do You Speak Corrie?



Okay - out with it.

What expressions from Corrie do you use now in your day to day life?

Chelly's posting has made me think how odd it is that a woman like me who's only connection to Britian is one Scottish gran who came over at the age of 4 in 1906 - should actually use words like:

Bickie
Pressy
Telly
Cuppa

What are the words you've taken from Corrie?

12 comments:

big_girlfeet said...

ooh, we often say "sarnie", "daft cow", "buttie", "mingin' " and "right wally"! along with the usual impressions of fred, i say, impressions of fred.

MJ said...

Plonker.

missusmac said...

"You know this is will end in tears..."

Almost always said to one of my four offspring.

I also have taken to calling some people 'cows'. Not to their face, of course

GoBetty said...

I've said "brew" when putting on a pot of tea.

And then there's the word, I believe it's "mer" (though not sure), which is a derrogatory thing that women would say to other women, and I have NO idea what it means. I heard this word in the movie "Shirley Valentine" too, when the daughter flounces home in a huff after she's had an argument with her roomie.

"Oh aye" when in agreement.

And my all-time favourite, when the women get to sparring and call each other "lay-day".

Jacqueline said...

I'm starting with 'aye'.

Mike Heaney said...

"Mer" is actually "Mare" as in a female horse.

"Ya daft mare!!"

Here's a good piss-take of Mancunian life...

http://youtube.com/w/Soccer-AM--Mancs?v=n9M7i6i1iXE&search=soccer%20am

papasmurf said...

A lot of the phrases and slang that is heard on Coronation Street and seems to be perceived as being uniquely Mancunian I have heard frequently in parts of East London. The occasional bit of cockney that they throw in seems to be geographically challenged as well ie 'let's have a butcher's hook'

MJ said...

There's a book on the language of Corrie entitled, "Street Talk: the Language of Coronation Street" by Jeffrey Miller.
www.jeffreymiller.ca

Ginny said...

I would say I don't verbalize the words, but they definately run through my head....

Me instead of my
I'm going to have a 'lie down'
kip
kit
and 'loads' of others

Christine said...

One phrase I use with frightening regularity is "Flamin' Nora!" I use it in place of "Oh S**t", as it is far more socially acceptable! LOL!!

fathead said...

Forever saying "Sling yer hook!","naught about ought", "give over",and "our _______"...

honorable mentions to "over the road" "a g&t and a half a lager" and "barmy"

hotpot said...

Oh stop! You're doin' me head in.