Also known as........

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by bagpuss, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    Having read throught the Cockney Rhying slang thread, it occured to me that there are many different ways of describing the same thing. Many of them are slang, many may come down to local dialects, but hey WHO CARES!!! See how many we can come up with, here's a start.

    Wasp - also known as a Jasper or a wazzock
    Bread roll - Batch, barm, teacake, bap.
    Bicycle - push iron

  2. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    Re: Also know as........

    Also known as "Cob" in the midlands, though there is a difference between that and a batch, barm and teacake. All bready things, but different products. A cob is the same as a roll and a bap, as far as I can tell.

    Oddly, Wazzock was a quite popular insult when I was a kid in school in Leeds. As was Pillock. Must be a Yorkshire thing. 8)
  3. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    Some valley-isms.

    Trainers are 'daps'
    A wash basin is a 'bosh'

    Can you see me soon is ' Come by yere now in a minute'
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Also know as........

    I've always thought of a cob as being a crusty roll, whereas a bap (or bread bun) should be soft. Then again, you've always got the other local variations and specialities such as the stotty (much missed now we're in the south!)
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Or pumps, or sand shoes, or plimsolls :wink:
  6. Jeff Lewis

    Jeff Lewis New Member

    What about in banding terms:

    The baritone aka "Barking Iron"
    the mouthpiece, aka "Gob Iron"
  7. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    Re: Also know as........

    Cob is just a general term for a roll around here. Never heard of a Stotty!
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Also know as........

    Stotties, or stotty cakes, are a Northeast delicacy - large doughy bread cakes, ideal for providing a hearty meal when filled with various delights. I'm sure one of our northern comrades can be more specific than I can, but they're certainly well worth sampling if you ever get the chance :wink:
  9. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    Re: Also know as........

    ahhhh you cannot possibly realise how many times i have tried to explain that since moving up north...

    it is a cob !
  10. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Bassoon - farting bedpost
  11. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    Bassoon - Babboon

    Oboe - Oh no

    Flautist - Flauntist

    Violin - Screechy firewood

  12. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Re: Also know as........

    noooooo, teacakes have raisons in them!!!! noo how can you have a sausage teakake?@!? its clearly a sausage barm!!!!! :shock:
  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Also know as........

    Mind, a sausage roll would be something quite different again :shock:
  14. onedrummeruk

    onedrummeruk Member

    My mum calls breadcakes - Scufflers

    Clarinet - Gob Stick
  15. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    . . . or licorice stick

    trombone: slush-pump, or tailgate charlie

    accordian: squeezebox
  16. manx_yessir

    manx_yessir Member

    Re: Also know as........

    It's called a Sausage BAP!! :roll: :lol:
  17. onedrummeruk

    onedrummeruk Member

    Re: Also know as........

    No it's a sausage BUTTY
  18. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    Re: Also know as........

  19. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    Nice topic, this... Here in the Wigan area, we have many terms that you may not have heard of.

    For example:

    Ginnel : A path between houses (like an alley).

    Chauve : To extract the urine, take the Michael.

    Jar : A pint of beverage in a pub.

    Moggy : A Mouse. No, NOT a cat. A Moggy is a mouse. End of.

    Yon : A place or location. Used as in "Look over yon", or "Bring yon pint to me". A shortened version of "yonder".

    Just a note about bacon butties... Anything that consists of bacon between bread is a Bacon Butty, doesn't matter what sort of bread it is. These are then categorised into "proper bread", meaning sliced bread (which apparently is the best thing ever), baps or barms. 99.5% of the time, a bacon butty will be expected on a barm as this is the best way to enjoy them, and everyone who isn't a bap short of a twelve-pack will know this.
  20. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member


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