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Offline dbvandy

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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2011, 10:37:38 PM »
Went tits up for me too ....

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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2011, 03:53:12 AM »

And what the 'ell is a "nowt"


"Nowt", as in "Nowt tekken' oot"  = "Nothing taken out"...

Nowt is probably most frequently used in North East England (Rob Wilson's neck of the woods), but is heard all over the country, especially if one is taking the piss out of some hapless Geordie.

The opposite of "Nowt" (nothing) is, naturally, "Owt" (anything). e.g. "Whud thur be owt else, love?" - usually heard at a "greasy spoon" (roadside cafe) after you've ordered your traditional greasy spoon breakfast (fried bacon, fried eggs, fried mushrooms, fried black pudding, deep-fried sausage, fried tomato, baked beans, deep-fried hash brown (up-market establishments only), fried bread, 2 rounds of buttered toast, and a large mug of white tea with 3 sugars).

Hmm, that's made me hungry... must be breakfast time  :D
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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2011, 05:19:50 AM »
"Nowt" and "owt" are dialect forms of naught (as in "it all came to naught", or nothing) and "aught" meaning something. Naught and aught have largely fallen out of use, but nowt and owt are very much alive and kicking in  northern England.

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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2011, 05:58:00 AM »
OT

but have you read " Ay Up Mduck "

Our slang is so bad the have had to produce a book about it


The and tho are sill used


Sorry for the OT

This site is still a bit iffy

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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2011, 06:02:58 AM »
wow, that's fast John!!!
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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2011, 06:51:15 AM »
It certainly is Nick.

But I don't know whether I should be posting in this topic, it seems to be all about different languages.


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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2011, 10:55:20 AM »
usually heard at a "greasy spoon" (roadside cafe) after you've ordered your traditional greasy spoon breakfast (fried bacon, fried eggs, fried mushrooms, fried black pudding, deep-fried sausage, fried tomato, baked beans, deep-fried hash brown (up-market establishments only), fried bread, 2 rounds of buttered toast, and a large mug of white tea with 3 sugars).

Sounds like Waffle House down here in the Southern States....

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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2011, 12:05:25 PM »
Maybe this will help...  :poke:

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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2011, 02:43:45 AM »
Just to get this post back on track.

Overnight, without being asked, my ISP did a few checks and found faults with the way I was being routed to different areas on the web.

So when I started to surf the site this morning, things were back to normal, thank goodness.

So it looks like Ade was correct when he pinged his way to the site and found a few things not right.


I just hope it now stays that way.


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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2011, 09:15:24 AM »
Glad it's sorted out for you John  :thumbup:

As we estabished that OldSkoolFord didn't work either, I reckon there were probably a number of websites (most of which we'd never have heard of) were affected, and it's probably a few people in your area with the problem; a few complaints by different people would have got BT wondering; obviously they found the fault & seem to have eliminated it.

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Re: Problems selecting items
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2011, 11:07:21 AM »
Oldskoolford works as well Ade.

I checked that just to make sure.


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