Category Archives: Nottingham Sayings and Dialect

“It looks a bit black over Bill’s Mothers”

by Joe Earp The origin of the saying: “It looks a bit black over Bill’s mothers” Many years ago, a farm by the side of the river Trent in¬†Nottingham (near Clifton Bridge) was owned by a royal named George¬†who at … Continue reading

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A Translation of a Few Nottingham Sayings and Phrases:

by Jimmy Notts yyup midduck – Hello/ How are you. Mek it g’bakkuds – Put it in reverse. Innit cowd – It is rather chilly today. Arkattit – Listen to the rain. Wotsup? – Is anything amiss? Gerroff – Please … Continue reading

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Nottingham Dialect and Sayings

by Jimmy Notts The following is a transcript from an interview conducted in the 1980’s from a group of people from St Ann’s (‘proper Nottingham Folk’). The group discussed their memories, shared stories and talked about Nottingham dialect and sayings: … Continue reading

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