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You Know You Are From Barnsley If...

Friday February 7 2014




Love this picture that's been doing the rounds on Facebook this week - is there any we can add to the list?

Keep them clean please: "You know you are from Barnsley if..."

(We've moved this on to the website as you gave some hilarious answers but our wall moves so fast it's impossible to keep track! We'd love to keep them all in one place.)

* The newspaper clipping was from 2010 when LS Theatre Productions put on the Kes show. *

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Reply Posted by Emma on Friday February 7 2014 at 09:21
Thanks for sharing this, gave me a good laugh, and I definitely know I'm Barnsley now!

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Friday February 7 2014 at 09:31
Slow news day WAB?

The strange thing about our local and indeed unique dialect is that it is slightly different in different areas.

My all time favourite Tarn word is mindsthi - Mind you to the non Tarnies.
Heres a few more:

twoers - toes
booits - boots
clooers - clothes
tearcake - tea cake
snapoil - canteen / café
chipoyle - Fish and chip shop
inbred - Royston inhabitant
cakeoyle - mouth

A very little selection there of our native town speak, walk through the town centre any day of the week and you will here a few of those and a lot more besides.

Reply Posted by sid on Friday February 7 2014 at 10:22
Haha Steveo, like the inbred!
What about..
Choz- lovely
Clarts-clothes
Banickers -shorts worn down the pit
Todgy-little
Scuffler - bread cake

Reply Posted by Chris on Friday February 7 2014 at 11:16
You know where the ‘Barebuens’ were
You know about the ‘Rocks’
You were taught to say “Shi int in” at an early age.

Reply Posted by ROYSTONER on Friday February 7 2014 at 16:15
HAHA! STEVO

Inbred - Royston inhabitant
I don't think so, are you from athersley by any chance? :-)

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Friday February 7 2014 at 16:47
I don't know about being from Athersley, but I do know that his spelling suggests he missed quite a few days at school!

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Saturday February 8 2014 at 08:53
Am I chuffin eckers from Chaversley, Mindsthi, not far off me old cocker spadge.

Tharor8forthi?

Reply Posted by JD on Friday February 7 2014 at 16:43
Tin' tin' tin' - it isn't in the tin & it's the only place where people can say **** instead of couldnt :/

Reply Posted by JD on Friday February 7 2014 at 16:44
^ Meant C**t

Reply Posted by Chloe on Friday February 7 2014 at 16:49
tin tin tin

Reply Posted by Brian on Friday February 7 2014 at 16:54
My all time favourite: Whowashiwiwashiwihersen.

Reply Posted by Collet on Friday February 7 2014 at 17:14
Thas fogot tofinishit Brian R shewo Woshi?

Reply Posted by Azizal on Friday February 7 2014 at 17:20
Your know your from Barnsley born and bred if you speak at a level just below shouting in every occasion.

Reply Posted by AHR on Saturday February 8 2014 at 13:29
You know you'r from Barnsley when your as thick as two short planks.

Reply Posted by Buggerluggs on Friday February 7 2014 at 19:49
When you ask a bird, "Az tha got coil in", and it's nowt to do wi birth control, it's cos house needs warmin up!!

Reply Posted by Buggerluggs on Friday February 7 2014 at 19:50
Wizizoss- where's his horse!

Reply Posted by W on Friday February 7 2014 at 20:41
Haha Steveo,
Get thi booits on, we gunna chipoyle
Some more..
A tha tekkin mick..
Oi thee what's tha doin...
Alreyt mukka...
A tha lakin art..

Reply Posted by Bertie on Saturday February 8 2014 at 01:03
If you know Grimeyers say gaming & Lundwooders laiking for playing. If you watched Winterwatch seems like laiking and lekking come from Swedish for play...curious.

Reply Posted by Gaffer on Sunday February 9 2014 at 10:19
An interesting point is that Grimethorpe is a Viking name. "Grim's Thorp" which means Grim's farm or holding. So there is a Scandinavian connection.

Sorry for being so boring on a light hearted subject.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Sunday February 9 2014 at 19:01
Don't want to sound pedantic but I thought it was Grim Tor or Grim Thor?

Reply Posted by bill on Thursday February 27 2014 at 22:02
So thats why they all get ammard on a satdi neet. Un them wimin must ev sum viking in em cos they all sup pints.

Reply Posted by Magdalena Turner on Saturday February 8 2014 at 10:17
Ay up lads ;)
I'm actually Polish but married to a proper Barnsley lad so I hear Yorkshire everyday at home and it still amuses me although half of the time I can't make heads nor tails of it! I actually studied English at the university back in Poland but it was the official RP variety so when I came here in 2009 I was actually wondering if I had booked my ticket correctly! Now I run a language school on Summer Lane in Barnsley trying to teach foreign people English but the problem starts when I teach them "something" and they hear "summat" in the street, I teach them "anything" and they hear "owt" so looks like I'm in desperate need to master the dialect myself now. Thanks for your posts! I've learned a lot from you today, cheers ;) and keep on posting!

Reply Posted by jimmy on Saturday February 22 2014 at 04:13
respect tot the poles learning the best accent in England! thal b talkin like a propa Barnsley lass in no time cocka

Reply Posted by Bill on Sunday February 23 2014 at 01:09
Ar old lass woh Dutch and she landed in Jump just after t'war, couldn't spake a word o' English, so Jump speak was all she learnt and she became a master of it. No trace of Dutch accent.

Reply Posted by Rubydoo on Saturday February 8 2014 at 19:50
When you ask your grandad how he is and he replies...'Champion'.

All is well in the world!

Reply Posted by Lad on Saturday February 8 2014 at 20:41
I remember as a lad I said to my Dad whilst out walking.

I can see Cannon Hall

My Dad replied " I can an hall. made me chuckle that one

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday February 8 2014 at 20:56
That's a lovely post @lad. Remember it forever.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Saturday February 8 2014 at 21:27
Gerart
estha weshed thi dial
get thisen felt
tha nuz worramean
am baht
artagoin
giyor wit custard
r's tha meeyan
es tha gorrowt spare
mushy peys
like shellin peys innit

tarn

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday February 8 2014 at 22:00
You know you're from Barnsley when you can remember the taste of your dads spare jam sarnies when they've been down the pit and swilling it down with water from his dudley. Lovely childhood memories.

Reply Posted by Chris on Saturday February 8 2014 at 22:14
Talking about dads has reminded me.

One of my dad’s was...

Cum on urry up.......... am standin eer like Jua Lock

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday February 8 2014 at 22:29
As kids we thought dads black scars on his back were scratches made by the devils cat. We had no idea it was coal dust trapped in cuts.
Also the permanent black eye line....another sign you were from Barnsley.

Reply Posted by j on Sunday February 9 2014 at 20:48
Thanks for the memory Chris - Am standing eer like Jua Lock - one of mi dad's favourites.

Reply Posted by Hazel on Sunday February 9 2014 at 21:38
Lol lol Stevo.......................tha's just abart gorrit reight..............you really made me laugh because I can remember just about everyone of those sayings lol

Reply Posted by barnsleylass on Sunday February 9 2014 at 21:43
steveo that was Brill lol. I'm defo fromt tarn born n bred . Love it wunt wanna be frum anywhere else....prard! Lol

Reply Posted by Amanda on Sunday February 9 2014 at 21:44
I'm originally from the midlands although I've lived in barnsley for 9 years now and love it, my favourite are gerrit etten, gioer and I was once stopped and asked for a litre and I always thought that a litre was a quantity of liquid but apparently not ;-)

Reply Posted by louise on Sunday February 9 2014 at 22:09
Corsey, guinell, chips wi' scraps, well all gu t'Barnsley back.....main give away tho is when I say....dunt, shunt, shunt and the infamous c***

Reply Posted by louise on Sunday February 9 2014 at 22:11
*wunt

Reply Posted by Arthur on Sunday February 9 2014 at 23:15
Tha munt louise.

Reply Posted by hayop or is it eyop on Monday February 10 2014 at 07:15
Bart this one.......... Pakitin

Reply Posted by Lewis on Monday February 10 2014 at 08:28
You know your from barnsley when everyone calls it tarn instead of town

Reply Posted by Nigel on Monday February 10 2014 at 14:40
My dad used to say to me: tha gerrin ready fo a good hiding.

Reply Posted by sid on Monday February 10 2014 at 14:45
Ha yeh Nigel same here. Now its : tha cruising for a bruising. haha.

Reply Posted by lol on Tuesday February 11 2014 at 09:52
shut thi big fat gob.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Monday February 10 2014 at 19:13
Nearly forgot (Hangs head in shame)

NAR THEN FERRIT!

Hahahahahhahahahahaha!

;)

Reply Posted by tailgate ripper on Monday February 10 2014 at 19:31
Coyl oyl. Coal hole
Put wood in,t oil.
Cuppa teer

Reply Posted by scooby on Monday February 10 2014 at 19:52
Whats tha goron thi snap
as tha goreny spice
giz us us ball back
as tha sean thi sen than luks a reight en
can tha cum art tuneat

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Tuesday February 11 2014 at 09:48
THA munt roar!
creeap
schooil
brekkin n enterin
twockin
parro
brek dancing
tooils
a tha gunnat club
t'indian
t'asda
parnd
coyt
lens a tenner
gerra way wi thi
trarsers
goo n play
get thi face milked
or8 shag
or8 baz
watter
nip darn at shop for es
bacca
tekkaway
beer off
dee dar land
oreight
it be oreight
spooert shop
chuffin
sooard (sword)
sofi
fire leeters
fooitball
rubba neckin
peeapin tom
peeapers (eyes)
tha gunnat mecca (BFC)
like blackoyle a Calcutta in ere
wa tha born in a field
put wood int oyle
gebs (specs/glasses)
lugoyle
face ache
ya gret oaf
scrattin (scratching)
sooerage
resevoi
arnt tha wukkin nar
clog iron
bedrooim
forriner
burglarlarm
bag o chips scraps n mushy peys
gunnat shop for a bag a spice
kali
wot the chuffin ell es tha gorron
tha can cget that chuffin orrible thing off
tha not gooin art lookin like that
snap
snap time
behave thi sen else thal get some fist
behave thi sen else thal get some belt
shut thi kite

Reply Posted by Stu on Friday February 21 2014 at 12:54
Thas got thi coyt backads ruerd on

Reply Posted by alex hewitt on Friday February 21 2014 at 12:55
Cocks longer than your lifetime

Reply Posted by Nicki on Friday February 21 2014 at 13:03
mi fave sayin is who wa e wi ( who was he with) ( not sure if spelt right lol) and mi kids fave is how thi doin

Reply Posted by RolandR on Friday February 21 2014 at 14:19
And not forgetting Barnsley mans Rap youtube.com/watch?v=SpWhDJG0DCo#t=50

Reply Posted by j on Friday February 21 2014 at 14:21
My mother's favourite - If tha dunt shurrup ruwaring, al gi thi summat to ruwar or!

Reply Posted by DiDi on Friday February 21 2014 at 14:28
I used to gerra wesh rand face wi flooer clart! And fairy household soap that stung thi eyeballs art =]

Reply Posted by Chris on Friday February 21 2014 at 14:43
OOoooo, Ah remember them big blocks a suep. Tha wa posh if tha ed sent soap!

Reply Posted by jeannne on Friday February 21 2014 at 15:06
dunt eva rememba calling any1 from Sheffield, southerners, de dahs mor like

Reply Posted by pink grannie on Friday February 21 2014 at 16:44
Wesh thi ans tha nor eightin snap wi em
wiers t flooer clart

Reply Posted by Catherine Johnson ( England) on Friday February 21 2014 at 19:45
Ar tha oreit nip ? My dad's loving way of asking my mum if she was Ok ..... Priceless!

Reply Posted by Sarah on Friday February 21 2014 at 19:48
One of my favourites is 'sherrep thee' :)

Reply Posted by sid on Friday February 21 2014 at 20:13
Dad used to say...that'll gerra fretty dammer rarnd,t earole.
Only ever heard it from our family, does anyone else know of it?

Reply Posted by boz on Saturday February 22 2014 at 03:34
A tha orite.... get a wesh ya scuffy get.... a tha comni darn to arz.... wots tha doin thas not rite in ed ......a tha guning rand t mates ...... if thas not in wen tes on table thas not gerring nowt ...a seh youngen bring coil in ....... gu to fish oil for mi ..... thas a rite n thee ..... giz twoz on that. .... wots crack ..... thas got nowt t cum ......thought me n thee wa mates .....only in barnsley love it

Reply Posted by Bill on Sunday February 23 2014 at 01:15
This always went down well in London: "Es t ed tear or ent t?"

Reply Posted by jack on Thursday February 27 2014 at 21:55
Tha norra full shilling thee, an if tha dunt shurrup al knock seven culors a **** art a thee.
ow up ev a minnit. Thas a reight body on thi lass, dus tha fanci a jump.
gerrus a jill. Tha not reight int eaad thi, a tha tekkin ****, av only ed a cuple lass onest.
nar then lass , tha remindsme of er off miseri, thas not gorran ammer on thi es tha.
chffin ell the at it ageean anuther ******* contest.
ey up weeas tha barn. Thas not dun ******* yella yit. Am gaffer ere. Tha can set taties at back a them earoiles. Thas gorra tide mark rarned thi nek. Whats tha use daz for? to get bathed in .
Tha can get reddi wen tha cums in thi muther al crppleate thi.
dunt matta ar much tha tries, itl not wuk bart petrol init.
tha meks a betta dooa than a winda, shif thisenart a rooad.
now tha nor evin a bleedin kestril

Reply Posted by Azbaz on Tuesday May 20 2014 at 08:48
Thaz got blood like chip oyle viniger...
Lukater shiz stud theer like Clem....
Two of my Grandmas favourites.... Ha!
It's so hard to type these, is there a Barnsley grammar spellcheck available..??? Ha!
And who was Clem? And where was he stood and for how long? Anybody know?