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Northerners using the wrong words for loads of things


Ladiesman345

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My local Scotmid has a tie in with Stuart's the bakers, which means they sell loads of great baked goods. Including curry pies, macaroni pies and awesome steak and haggis pies. However they've added a new item to the cake counter and its only a donut with Irn Bru flavoured icing! (Spelt Iron Brew so as to avoid a writ from Barrs I imagine). I've resisted all week but I had one today and it was glorious.

 

Good god this sounds utterly magical.

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I have heard the word "heel" used before - often in folktales when someone would tear off the heel of a loaf of bread to do some sort of magic or other. Happened a lot in old English, Celtic and Russian stories.

 

My mum sometimes calls them "heels", when she's sounding more northern.

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We've always called them 'end bits' in my family. I have never heard of them having a proper name...

+1 for 'end bits'.

 

Off topic, but a thread on "What do you call the remote control in your house?" could be interesting.

 

It's "donger" in ours btw.

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