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 Post subject: Dialect?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:34 am 

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Anybody know the word 'mowt' and it's origins?

Used to describe in my family anyway :oops: 'the child is mowting, thinks she is sick and wants sympathy

Also ' newky'???? a person who is in a brief but grumpy mood for the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Dialect?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:54 am 
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I have heard of newky but not mowt. I still use it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dialect?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:40 am 

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:roll: I knew it Gloria, my family are aliens speaking a language from another planet!!!

I will go into newky mode and mowt all day :cry:

Maybe the the word mowt started off life as moaning?
It was the same Grandma who told me my new hat looked like a ' piano drum' translated later as a pea on a drum!!!! :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:47 am 
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I've not heard of either word (you're all aliens!). Will have to ask mum if nan used them

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:04 pm 

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I didn't know newky nor mowt, but a friend of mine came up with an interesting alternative to pea on a drum - pea in a bucket (I think she was mis-spelling the p word!).

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 Post subject: Re: Dialect?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:24 pm 

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Nowty was the word used for a bit grumpy when I was a child and I hate to admit it, but I still use when describing our 1yr old grandchild occasionally.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:37 am 

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:) Hello fellow aliens :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:02 pm 

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OK, marred or mared, as in 'she is so marred, makes a drama out of nothing, needs a huge plaster for a tiny cut ( :roll: who me, noooo)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:16 pm 

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Greetings Aliens,

Ah! now I know marred :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:07 am 
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Me too though we would spell it as mard. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:46 am 
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I do too-----"you mardy thing".

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:08 pm 
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Yep - 'mard' where I come from too

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:45 pm 

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"Moped" pronounced mowpd, meaning one who mopes about, not quite sulking but annoyingly wet?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:30 pm 

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I havn't heard of newky. My grandmother born in Briercliffe used the word narky. Same meaning.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:35 pm 
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I knew narky as well.

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