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jillyfred

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #870 on: September 07, 2018, 02:20:38 PM »
Ah yes,... I thought that it would be,... it's Ulster Scots, and it's particular to Antrim and Down, and the spelling is colley.

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Actually the fishing areas of Antrim and Down spell it Coley!! Its a fish!
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ExBuckfastdrinker

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #871 on: September 08, 2018, 12:38:15 AM »
"Head Bin" is one of my favorites.

ldugan

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #872 on: September 08, 2018, 02:09:33 AM »
Just wondering what you called the bits of soot that came out of the factory chimneys and ALWAYS landed on your white washing? I'm asking because, to my mother from West Belfast it was " collie ", while to friends from North Belfast the word used was " smuts"

My mother also had a lovely expression to describe an easy going, inoffensive person.  " You could beg the world with him/ her " I've never heard anyone else say it, but it says it all really.
Jim, I remember older residents calling the soot from Mackies funnels: collie. It covered everything not just the white washing on the lines. :)
We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another.

derdrei

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Re: Old Belfast words
« Reply #873 on: September 10, 2018, 06:45:03 AM »
Yea a squad of peelers came round in a meat wagon,they got pelted with halfers,then they bate the head of the wee halioons that were cloodin.no more acrobating after that.
ha this one takes me right back :D .