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At last, a guide to find out exactly what the people of Nottingham are talking about.

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John Beeton has labelled the local language as 'Nottinghamese'.

John Beeton believes Nottinghamese is a complete language, containing many unique words, it also observes a strict grammatical pattern.
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At last a guide to find out exactly what the people of Nottingham are talking about.

With help from local language expert John Beeton, we have created a selection of Nottinghamshire saying and phrases that may help when visiting the city:

NottinghamEnglish
Ay-up middukHello and good day sir or madam.
Owya goinonn then serri?Are you in good health my friend?
Wairza booza?Can you direct me to the local public house?
Intitt koad?It's cold today isn't it?
Gerraht!I don't believe you!
Wottjowant?Do you want something?
GizzabittCan I have some?
GizzagoCan I have a turn?
Am tellin yammam!Your Mother shall hear of this incident!
Wott yonnwee?What are you doing?
Itwerr krapp!It was not very good!

NottinghamEnglish
Yo duttie sodd! I am disgusted by your language!
Grrummin thennIt's your round
Owdya orsuzz!Please be patient!
Shuttya gobb!Please be quiet!
Gerronn wee-itPlease carry on
Yo-abitt leerehYou have a high opinion of yourself.
Am nakkudI'm a bit tired
Yo jammi sodd!You lucky person
Tarrah thenGoodbye
Jono?Do you realise?


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