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Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« on: November 28, 2021, 10:37:08 pm »
.. what words do you think 'Yeah! I like that'


A word that's come up (Said by Americans) is 'Salty'

As in someone being a nark or a moaning git.


Any others that you like (Clean words only, please) :)

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 10:57:15 pm »
I've been reading Sharpe novels, and I've been learning about various English words that have been adopted from Indian languages. For example, it says much that loot was derived from Hindi. What on earth were the British doing that would involve adopting that word from Indian languages.
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2021, 07:41:09 am »
From living with a Kiwi lad I picked up a few bits and some of their slang tickles me - particularly "jandles" for "sandals" and "kick ons" for "after party"

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2021, 08:06:49 am »
Banjaxed (adj) - ruined, incapacitated, or broken.

If you don't help me out, I'll be banjaxed.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2021, 08:12:00 am »
I always liked Doolally. I think it came from an army camp out in India, where there was absolutely nothing to do, called Doolally. The soldiers would say they were going "doollally tap", meaning going round the bend.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2021, 09:32:09 am »
Moider(er). I always thought this was a North Wales thing but apparently the Irish use it too?

My favourite Welsh word is “mynadd”. I don’t know if it has a direct translation in English but we basically use it to mean “I cannot be arsed with that”.
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2021, 09:58:31 am »
It blew my mind when I found out a few years ago that basically no one outwith Scotland uses the word outwith. It's such a useful word.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2021, 10:07:10 am »
Moider(er). I always thought this was a North Wales thing but apparently the Irish use it too?


To describe a New York mafia hit?
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2021, 10:24:47 am »

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2021, 01:18:17 pm »
I always liked Doolally. I think it came from an army camp out in India, where there was absolutely nothing to do, called Doolally. The soldiers would say they were going "doollally tap", meaning going round the bend.

Also,

Pundit: From the Hindi word Pandit meaning a learned man. From the Sanskrit word Panditah meaning learned scholar.
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2021, 01:32:05 pm »
To describe a New York mafia hit?

First thing that came to my head too.

As an Irishman, it's not a word I've ever heard of. Maybe used in the South, but never heard it in the North.
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2021, 02:04:01 pm »
Moider means to talk bollocks, basically. Maybe it is just a North Wales thing then ;D. The Welsh equivalent is "mwydro" so I can see how it might be Wenglish creation.
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2021, 03:23:40 pm »
'Yem'

Geordie as in 'I'm gannin yem'. Or to the uninitiated. 'I'm going home'

Presumably a bit of a legacy from the days of the Vikings? 'Hjem' is home in the Danish language.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2021, 03:49:28 pm »
Youse isn't used nearly enough. Same with thou and thee, or tha and thi as it's pronounced in Yorkshire.
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2021, 04:19:08 pm »
To describe a New York mafia hit?

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2021, 04:35:43 pm »
Moider(er). I always thought this was a North Wales thing but apparently the Irish use it too?

My favourite Welsh word is “mynadd”. I don’t know if it has a direct translation in English but we basically use it to mean “I cannot be arsed with that”.
I work all over ireland. I have never heard it
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2021, 04:38:17 pm »
I really like Alegría which in Spanish is the feeling you get when you receive a positive/uplifting news/message. Google Translate just puts it as "joy" but its a lot more succinct than that.

River Plate made a chant from a song that uses the Alegría which we then turned into our Bobby song.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2021, 05:04:13 pm »
From my time in Australia, I always liked "Eskie" for cool box.

I love the way the Irish use "Grand"


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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2021, 05:16:50 pm »
From my time in Australia, I always liked "Eskie" for cool box.

I love the way the Irish use "Grand"


Eskie is a good one. Like the way everything ends in ‘o’ as well. Servo, Bottlo etc.

Was also a shock being asked if I wanted capsicum or zucchini. Or is it just us who call them the wrong thing?

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2021, 05:34:50 pm »
Eskie is a good one. Like the way everything ends in ‘o’ as well. Servo, Bottlo etc.

Was also a shock being asked if I wanted capsicum or zucchini. Or is it just us who call them the wrong thing?

How do you pronounce oregano? Do you emphasise the e or the a?
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2021, 05:36:33 pm »
How do you pronounce oregano? Do you emphasise the e or the a?

Oregahno dahling.

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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2021, 05:41:41 pm »
Oregahno dahling.

That's the British pronunciation. The Italian (correct) pronunciation emphasises the e. I'd originally assumed that the American pronunciation was wrong. Nope, the American pronunciation is right (following the Italians), and the British pronunciation is wrong. So your above examples might well be us calling them the wrong thing.
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2021, 01:26:23 am »
We use these in my family picked up from friends and loved ones

Hooley as in blowing a hooley - like the gale the other night (Scottish)
Cwtch pronounced cutch right? (Welsh cuddle) 
Lekker - tasty (Dutch)   there are/were so many Scousers in Amsterdam it should be in the Scouse dictionary
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #23 on: December 1, 2021, 07:52:56 am »
Lived in Glasgow years ago. My gf at the time talked about going to the shop for the 'messages'.

Which I understood to be basic provisions, bread, milk etc.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #24 on: December 1, 2021, 08:10:03 am »
Lived in Glasgow years ago. My gf at the time talked about going to the shop for the 'messages'.

Which I understood to be basic provisions, bread, milk etc.

Yeah that is correct, not very common to hear that anymore though.

Another one is to call all forms of juice "ginger".

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« Reply #25 on: December 1, 2021, 08:14:50 am »
Yeah that is correct, not very common to hear that anymore though.

Another one is to call all forms of juice "ginger".

'havering' was the other one

which I understood to be 'talking shite'

always loved the pronunciation of being pissed to 'being pished'

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #26 on: December 1, 2021, 08:32:42 am »
Lived in Glasgow years ago. My gf at the time talked about going to the shop for the 'messages'.

Which I understood to be basic provisions, bread, milk etc.

They use that in Northern Ireland too. The big weirdos.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #27 on: December 1, 2021, 10:19:45 am »
Lived in Glasgow years ago. My gf at the time talked about going to the shop for the 'messages'.

Which I understood to be basic provisions, bread, milk etc.

That's familiar to me, I'm sure my Ma used to say that to me when I was a kid.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #28 on: December 1, 2021, 11:12:09 am »
That's familiar to me, I'm sure my Ma used to say that to me when I was a kid.
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« Reply #29 on: December 1, 2021, 11:24:00 am »
That's familiar to me, I'm sure my Ma used to say that to me when I was a kid.

The same

Would that be an Irish term then?

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
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« Reply #32 on: December 1, 2021, 11:47:40 am »
Would that be an Irish term then?

Would have thought so, regardless of what Elmo tries to claim ;) - my Ma grew up in Everton, so she'll have heard it from families with an Irish connection.

Her surname was Evans, so easy to guess her background, but while my surname is old English, mainly York and Derbyshire, I have traced my family back to 1841 in the City when two brothers came over from Belfast, once settled in the City, I can trace them to Moorfields and then Green Street, the other dickhead fucked off to manchester, the dopey fuck. That side has totally disappeared. The only family in Manchester carrying my surname, as far as I can tell, is mine.

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« Reply #33 on: December 1, 2021, 11:51:53 am »
Is there nothing you lot didn’t invent? :D

Nothing that the Irish won't try to steal credit for apparently.  ;D

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #34 on: December 1, 2021, 12:00:11 pm »
They use that in Northern Ireland too. The big weirdos.

Heard it a fair bit when I was younger, but not so much these days. Referring to the kitchen as 'parlour' is another one.
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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #35 on: December 1, 2021, 12:48:13 pm »
Heard it a fair bit when I was younger, but not so much these days. Referring to the kitchen as 'parlour' is another one.

Yeah over here I just tell people I’m off to a seedy massage kitchen.

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« Reply #36 on: December 1, 2021, 01:05:06 pm »
Yeah over here I just tell people I’m off to a seedy massage kitchen.

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #37 on: December 1, 2021, 02:13:50 pm »
Cushty

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« Reply #38 on: December 1, 2021, 02:20:47 pm »
This reminded of a joke about Doric (local Aberdeenshire dialect of Scots).

An Aberdonian is in a shoe shop and the assistant hands him a pair of shoes. Puzzled, the customer asks: "Fit, fit, fits on fit fit?"

To which the assistant says At een on at een, an at een on at een!

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Re: Cool words from other languages or variations of English..
« Reply #39 on: December 1, 2021, 02:26:54 pm »
This reminded of a joke about Doric (local Aberdeenshire dialect of Scots).

An Aberdonian is in a shoe shop and the assistant hands him a pair of shoes. Puzzled, the customer asks: "Fit, fit, fits on fit fit?"

To which the assistant says At een on at een, an at een on at een!

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