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Mageeka

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Old Belfast words
« on: February 06, 2006, 04:11:45 PM »
 A hicker  which was a large stone
A sprazzie which was athe old 6d piece
A bob was a shilling
A peeler, which was a cop
A buller, which was a large marble
Rallio, a street chase game
Quoites another St game played with rubber discs
Pitch and toss which was a money winning St. game
Claud, was to throw something
Wireless, was a radio
A tan-san was a baby push-char
Kribby, was the kerb stone
Hob. was an iron in the fireplace to cook on
Remeber a whip and peerie which was a spinning top
Anyone got anymore?

Mageeka

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Re: Old Belfast woeds
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 04:13:38 PM »
Sorry the title should read WORDS

arkie

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Re: Old Belfast woeds
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2006, 07:22:50 PM »
CRAB APPLE, GREENBACK WHICH WAS A POUND NOTE , A FIVE SPOT ,,FIVER  FIVE POUND NOTE, HALF MAKE THAT WAS A HALFPENNY,,,,, A MAKE WAS A PENNY  A BARNEY DILLON  THAT WAS A SHILLING,,  HALF A KNICKER THAT WAS A TEN SHILLING NOTE,, I COULD FILL THE SITE WITH THE OLD SAYINGS.    REMEMBER,,,,,,,   YUP    MUP.     ARE YOU UP   IM UP. IF I START ILL BE HARD TO STOP.

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006, 11:23:58 PM »
Come on surfers. Does anyone remember the tidderer?

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 08:50:14 PM »
WHAT ABOUT     BUTTON YOUR LIP. ;D

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 08:21:24 AM »
Here are some more...

"I'm going across the sheugh to the mainland" meaning "I am taking the ferry to Great Britain"

"I am going down South" meaning "I am going to visit a place across the Irish border"

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2006, 07:24:19 PM »
I am not dancing with that 'Claudhopper"
Meaning egit with big stupid feet that can't dance!

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2006, 08:59:15 PM »
Will yeez haul your wheest = Will you keep quiet

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2006, 09:21:14 PM »
Will yeez haul your wheest = Will you keep quiet

how about Belfast directions
 
Where is dunwoody's store Sir?

Oh, de ya cee that house on the corner?
Well its not thur. De ya cee that Bench across the road from that house on the cornor -well its not there either.
Its on down the road a bit. Just stop and ask some one the will tell ye.

                                       Or
      Another one I love. Now think about this one.

you just go straight round the cornor.

Twocoats

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2006, 08:44:07 PM »
On your Todd ( Sloan ). On your own or by yourself
 

Mageeka

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2006, 10:09:54 PM »
Pipe down ----- Hold the noise down

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2006, 10:30:52 PM »
Hiya Mageeka, "Hold" oh surely not .. "hauld yer wheest" might be nearer the mark :D 
Sorry about that I have repeated myself :D Away on wi ye, yer pullin me leg :D

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2006, 10:44:02 PM »
Tan sad Mageekie,not tan san.
  Lipton's Orphans-to be dressed scruffily meant you looked like a Lipton's orphan.
  'yir man'-just a remark describing some bloke.
   Kick the can-football with a tin can.
   singles-ciggies bought singly out of a ten packet-a good price mark up for the vendor.
    Bangor boat-coat.
  Tin flute-suit.
   "I'm starvin, I cud ate a donkey buttered.
   I cud ate a donkey between two bread carts.
   Paris bun-someone's son.
   As coorse as Purdy's oaten-a bit of a rough diamond.
   Not too Craigavad-feeling O.K.,NOT TOO BAD.
  Wired up til the moon-mad or daft.
   Haven't the cross o' King George-skint or financially embarrassed.
                o.K. SAYINGS MORE THAN WORDS---
  Guider-a vehicle made from planks of wood with pram tyres and a piece of string to steer with.
            If I don't see ye through the week I'll see ye throught windie,bout ye,Giannineo.

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2006, 11:01:47 PM »
I'd a wheeker ride down yon hill on my guider.

It was "stickin out".

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2006, 11:15:17 PM »
remember the guiders with the small ball bearing wheels. We used to lie flat on our bellies and sreer the front axle with our hands. Went fast. Broke a few fingers. Thought I was Artie Bell or Geoff Duke