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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote scarletabroad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2013 at 11:40pm
Remember going to my training depot in Bovingdon and asking where I sign for my daps and PE kit the storeman looked very confused and said you only get issued DAPS at your regiment they were tablets you see not trainers as I have now learnt very confusong at 16
 
Ee Ba Boo yes in Engerland is just rock paper scissors, my father thought he taught my kids a new game when he mentioned it they were well keen until the fist came out in the shape of a paper bag still he was cool for 10secs.
 
Faggots aren't as popular aither basically wales and cornwall area asked for them in Preston and nearly got a knuckle sandwich from the chippy bloke
As for rissoles exclusively Wales in my experience
 
Going for a shant always brought a few raised eyes when with the saes not sure if that is exclusive to Llanelli
 
As for Eddies chippy well worth the cycle from the Dock (after John's changed hands that is)
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I want to win the lottery and buy Bargain Booze in Llan and re name it 'Shant'. My work here will then be done.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mister Jolly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2013 at 12:40am
I met some guys from Portsmouth once.  They were well familiar with the 'shant' term, although not much good at it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mister Jolly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2013 at 12:44am
Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

I want to win the lottery and buy Bargain Booze in Llan and re name it 'Shant'. My work here will then be done.
 
Living above an off licence.  What could be better? Wink
Just because my second name's Jolly, it doesn't mean I have to be jolly all the ****ing time

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"Something must have come over him".  This is an expression that I have only heard used by Llanelli people.  If someone did something that was out of character and a bit mad, or inexplicable, outrageous or alien, the excuse that would be offered in their defence was:  "something must have come over him".  I once heard it used in an attempt to excuse Barry John for leaving LLanelli to join Cardiff!   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PearlJam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2013 at 1:18pm
Anyone ever played "mob" in Llanelli?

Mob, to me, is essentially Llanelli's bastardisation of the game of hide and seek. Is that just one of our things?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mister Jolly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2013 at 1:29pm
Yes, 'mob' was like hide & seek, with subtle differences, which I fail to remember.  Something to do with more points for mobbing people back at the mobber's 'base' than mobbing them where they were caught/found (I think - twas a long, long time ago!). 
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Mob in our school meant that someone counted, eyes closed, against a drainpipe at the side of the school and everyone hid. Then once a person had been found, it was a race back to the drainpipe and if you got there first you were safe, but if the counter got there first you were out.

Or I've just made that up, I can't remember Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scarletman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2013 at 1:54pm
Originally posted by m1nd3d m1nd3d wrote:

Mob in our school meant that someone counted, eyes closed, against a drainpipe at the side of the school and everyone hid. Then once a person had been found, it was a race back to the drainpipe and if you got there first you were safe, but if the counter got there first you were out.

Or I've just made that up, I can't remember Confused


We played that growing up in Cardiff ! ... & of course ... "BULLDOGS" !!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2013 at 2:44pm
Originally posted by m1nd3d m1nd3d wrote:

Mob in our school meant that someone counted, eyes closed, against a drainpipe at the side of the school and everyone hid. Then once a person had been found, it was a race back to the drainpipe and if you got there first you were safe, but if the counter got there first you were out.

Or I've just made that up, I can't remember Confused


I was taught this game in the 1950s by slightly older kids, living in the Lampeter area - they called it Mob 1-2-3, so you had to shout this out if you successfully sneaked back to the base, whatever that was, without being caught by the 'on' person.
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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by m1nd3d m1nd3d wrote:

Mob in our school meant that someone counted, eyes closed, against a drainpipe at the side of the school and everyone hid. Then once a person had been found, it was a race back to the drainpipe and if you got there first you were safe, but if the counter got there first you were out.

Or I've just made that up, I can't remember Confused


I was taught this game in the 1950s by slightly older kids, living in the Lampeter area - they called it Mob 1-2-3, so you had to shout this out if you successfully sneaked back to the base, whatever that was, without being caught by the 'on' person.
 
Mixed Mob was more educational.  When you found a girl you stayed put in the undergrowth.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mister Jolly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2013 at 11:51pm
'Mant', as in "Fancy going for a mant tonight?"
 
Meaning: Going a bit quicker than you should in a car, on a motorbike, etc.
 
Llanelli word?  We used it quite a lot, back in the day.  Big smile
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I was brought up on a rough estate where only the girls played British Bulldog Scatletman. The lads played tick but with stones, instead of ticking someone you threw a stone at them only below the waist, no throwing at heads.PS I love the Llanelli accent.
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Going up the shaker tonight anyone?
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'On the gewk'.  A description of something or a piece of work that is not level, not square, 'out', slanted, leaning to one side etc.  Any examples?  No referees please.
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