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 Post subject: Granddad Woodvine
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:15 am 
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My Granddad Woodvine had some strange lingo and I have often wondered if it was unique to him or if it was Burnley talk.

Jam was referred to as Pozzy (Pozzy and bread or Pozzy, cheese and bread)
Flatulence was pumping (who pumped?)
Whinging was scricking (stop your scricking)
Foreign muck was any food that wasn’t English (ooohh…(shakes the head) don’t want no Foreign muck)

There were others

Bene and hot (Benedictine with hot water)
Face could stand clogging (discussed on another thread). Granddad used to say this for Barbara Streisand
Itais and Jerry's – Italian’s and German’s
Naught – Don’t want something (Naught want that)

Term of endearment – Pettle or chicken


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 Post subject: Re: Granddad Woodvine
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:35 am 
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I haven't heard of pozzy, pumping or scricking, but have heard of all the rest. Pity my Grandad is no longer with us, he was a mine of info on Lanky lingo. Could the scricking be scriking (said as "eye"), as in crying for nowt in particular, ---"What you scriking about"?
Besides petal and chicken, there was also "flower".
Mel, is it in Stoke where they call everyone "Lovey".

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 Post subject: Re: Granddad Woodvine
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:42 am 
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Thanks Gloria, I think you are right about skriking, he used to use it in that way too.


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 Post subject: Re: Granddad Woodvine
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The only one I haven't heard of is pozzy. I have heard of pobs, but that was bread and milk (i think)

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I have heard of pumping but not a term my family uses.

Bene and hot - better without the hot :wink:

Heard of all except pozzy.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:38 am 
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Pobbies, bread soaked in milk, sugar added, fed to babies.

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I have heard of that

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:36 pm 
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Kris's grandad could drink anyone under the table and he particularly like his bene n 'ot. I'm sure I've heard it said that he was known as the Bene King of the Miners' Club.

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