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How about 'blemmer'? 

What does it mean?

 
In general an outstanding example of something.  It could be an object of beauty like a marble ( for playing with ) or a brilliant kick to touch or a magnificent shot at cricket etc

Thanks. Useful word.
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When I moved to London in 1990, I went to the local chippy and asked for a rissole and they looked at me blankly so I asked for a corned beef pastie instead. Again, never heard of one.

Ended up buying a Jamaican Patty.

According to Wiki - rissoles are only sold in chip shops in south Wales and the North-East of England. Corned beef pasties started in the 40s and 50s in Wales for miners.

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When I moved to London in 1990, I went to the local chippy and asked for a rissole and they looked at me blankly so I asked for a corned beef pastie instead. Again, never heard of one.

Ended up buying a Jamaican Patty.

According to Wiki - rissoles are only sold in chip shops in south Wales and the North-East of England. Corned beef pasties started in the 40s and 50s in Wales for miners.

 
Chip shop language is quite involved- ask for a fish and chips in northern England or Scotland and you will be looked at as though you were from outer space. Similarly- ask for a fish supper away from those areas and you might as well have asked for something in French.
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Rissole: that's another one for the Llanelli pronounciation:
 
'Russole' 
 
 
Just because my second name's Jolly, it doesn't mean I have to be jolly all the ****ing time

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4 penn'orth o' chips 'n a russole wrapped in The Star with lashings of salt and vinegar was a feast. 
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....and that fine feast must have been from Eddie's in Elizabeth Street. Big smile
Just because my second name's Jolly, it doesn't mean I have to be jolly all the ****ing time

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rolly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2013 at 6:58am
Originally posted by Abbey Abbey wrote:

When I moved to London in 1990, I went to the local chippy and asked for a rissole and they looked at me blankly so I asked for a corned beef pastie instead. Again, never heard of one.

Ended up buying a Jamaican Patty.

According to Wiki - rissoles are only sold in chip shops in south Wales and the North-East of England. Corned beef pasties started in the 40s and 50s in Wales for miners.

I had the same problem in newport years ago .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lofty evans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2013 at 7:40am
Originally posted by Mister Jolly Mister Jolly wrote:

....and that fine feast must have been from Eddie's in Elizabeth Street. Big smile



Eddies now thats a blast from the past
In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

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Originally posted by lofty evans lofty evans wrote:

Originally posted by Mister Jolly Mister Jolly wrote:

....and that fine feast must have been from Eddie's in Elizabeth Street. Big smile



Eddies now thats a blast from the past
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2013 at 9:04am
Originally posted by Abbey Abbey wrote:

When I moved to London in 1990, I went to the local chippy and asked for a rissole and they looked at me blankly so I asked for a corned beef pastie instead. Again, never heard of one.

Ended up buying a Jamaican Patty.

According to Wiki - rissoles are only sold in chip shops in south Wales and the North-East of England. Corned beef pasties started in the 40s and 50s in Wales for miners.



Man walks into a chippy and asks for a 'pissole and chips, please'.

Chippy man responds: 'That's not a 'p', it's an 'r''

"OK, then - I'll have an rsole and chips, please".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Mugwuffin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2013 at 3:59pm
"No dal".

As in, "There's no dal in him". Never heard that anywhere else.
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"I bought it from Asdas"

Where? Whose?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote salmidach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2013 at 9:02pm
right then...

its weird how things get changed or morphed because of boundaries.

I asked my dad once to teach me Welsh and he said which Welsh son, I said what do you mean, well my family is from the Bont and your mother is from Llangennech a distance of only a few miles and both areas have different Welsh words for the same thing, so it wasn't just North v South it was village v village.

so leading up to this and before we start I'd like to say something, don't like it, think its wrong and disgusting and please don't ban me but..

Goffa (horrible word) is a word you'd call someone who has special needs, due to the school in Heol Goffa,

I used to think it was a welsh thing, but found out it is only a Llanelli thing.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote lofty evans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2013 at 10:54pm
Talking to my one of my sons who lives in Llanelli and i said "havent a clem son"....anyone else used "clem".....llanelli word for me.

In 1972, Roy Bergiers scored that try and said "that was for you lofty"

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mister Jolly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2013 at 11:22pm

A lot of folk don't recognise 'trou' as an abbreviation for trousers.  Is that a Llanelli thing?

Also, outside of Llanelli (ish), it's apparently wrong to pronounce 'dairy' as 'day-ree'.
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Just because my second name's Jolly, it doesn't mean I have to be jolly all the ****ing time

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mister Jolly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2013 at 11:29pm
I think 'Ehh bah boo'* is a Llanelli thing too.  I've had some funny looks outside town when I suggest we have a quick game of 'Ehh bah boo' to resolve a disagreement.
 
 
*Please feel free to correct my spelling!
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