Welcome to The Briercliffe Society Forum

Page 1 of 1

Author:  rexwatson [ Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:58 pm ]
Post subject:  air

Anyone know this one ?

'To air' (cold water usually) : to warm up a little.


Author:  Mel [ Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: air

We have 'aired' water...not hot but not cold. Do you think it's northern then Rex?

Author:  Gloria [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: air

I use that, as in the water is aired.

Author:  Mel [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: air

I bought a book at the weekend 'The Lancashireman's Dictionary'. Will have to have a good root throught it later to see if there is anything really obscure (there is bound to be!)

Author:  hannah [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: air

Airing cupboard??? We all have one I think.

But where does the description 'airy fairy' re. a person's casual and indifferent attitude with all 'air's and graces' come into it :?

Author:  rexwatson [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: air

It's in an old book I saw recently on Rochdale and Rossendale words (Cunliffe I think), but not in the standard work on Craven dialect.
Now it was my brother-in-law who used it recently, and he is from Burnley, but has Rossendale ancestry. I guess it it only northern anyway.


Author:  suzycue44 [ Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: air

My grandfather used to say 'air' meaning to take something from ice cold to tepid....as in a cold drink to room temperature.
"Tha needs t'air that un afore ye drink et.....cald stuff is bad for t'ealth"

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group