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Old 05-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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At home in the black country (so called because everything used to be black from soot), sweets are called 'suck'. And a sweet shop is called a suck shop. Though I'm not convinced our US friends even call sweets sweets - they might call them candy.

And here you can see someone going through some more black country-isms - like 'donnies' for hands:


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i'm from Philly. we have some local words like "grinder" for what i think most of you would call a "toasted sub" sandwich. i think "yous" (as in plural "you") is a hallmark of Philly too. we pronounce "water" "wood-er", not "wah-ter."
here's a video of a woman who is both from near the neighborhood where i grew up and has the accent most people i know have:

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i didn't understand a damn word of that, but i'm a fan of local dialects, so those kids are win.

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i think "yous" (as in plural "you") is a hallmark of Philly too.
Was there a big Irish connection with Philly? A lot of Irish people pluralise 'you' to 'youse', and they do it in some places on mainland UK too.



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If you listen to Dorian Yates talking, you get touches of the Midlands accent. He's from about five miles away from these guys.
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that's cool, i didn't know that. yeah, there's a very big Irish connection here. Irish and Italian are traditionally the 2 big denominations, but my neighborhood -- Mayfair -- probably has the biggest concentration of Irish-Americans in the city.
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East Anglia, where I'm originally from, did use the term Dannies for hands "Are your dannies cold?". I think they still use it and the term is from the glove that was worn when drystone walling, the glove only ever being worn on one hand which was called a Danny (Dannie).

Tried to find some basic spoken Orcadian words but came across this...I don't sound like this

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