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Yellow rose ID

Posted: Yesterday at 12:12

This is the one I have...I think it's either Grandpa Dixon or Arthur Bell....but I can't remember which!  Are the leaves anything like the ones you are trying to identify?


Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:18

Hi, posts today since my last one. 

Is everyone having the same problem as I did, when I tried to post a reply to Joyce 21 ( hi, Joyce! ) on the re-vamped didn't work?  I reckon the format will take a lot of tweaking, and seems a lot of people aren't happy with it.

But I'm sure the GW Team will get it sorted out, eventually.  Hope so!


Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:34

Si.........or do I mean 'Alors'?

I had a friend who responded to any sentence started with 'So...' with the immediate reply....

'...a button on your head...'

I guess it's been irritating a lot of people for a lot longer than I initially imagined!



Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:03

True story, coming up.....

A long time ago I was helping out behind the counter of a friend's antique shop in Yorkshire.  A man came in, with his son, a lad of about 8 or 9.  They weren't locals, but visitors from Somewhere Else In England.  The boy was looking at the selection of local postcards we had on sale, picked up one, and said to his Dad 'What's it mean, Dad?', referring to the words printed across a photograph of the Cow and Calf Rocks, a local beauty-spot.

Dad dwelled upon the question for a moment and then pronounced in a rather loud and pompous voice:

'Well, you see, Ilkley Moor is a place near here.  And T'at is another place near to Ilkley.  Bah means 'next-door to' or 'beside' therefore it means 'Ilkley Moor Next To T'at'

By this time I was tucked up under the counter, fist in gob, trying to stifle my hysterics.

I still have visions of a once-young lad, now in his forties, trying to find a place called T'at, near Ilkley Moor.

Shame his dad didn't think to ask the humble shop assistant to explain, really...

Dialect, don't you just love it?!


Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:50

 Baps, rolls, bread-cakes, Barm ( correct sp, Philippa, good on you! ) cakes....and in the Midlands, a 'batch'.  When I first met my to-be mother-in-law she said 'You want a batch, Brend?'

I didn't have a clue what she was talking about.


Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:06

Well watter me booits!

Ladies, of course, never did anything other than 'powdering their noses', a far as I can recall. Apart from the one who 'stands amongst her leeks and peas...'

I suppose basic English is easy enough to learn, Steve 309, but I can't imagine many other languages so very rich in vocab., grammatical 'twitches', colloquialisms, etc.   Maybe that's one reason for it's fascination?

Was thinking, earlier.....what do you call a bread 'roll'?  The thing you slap ham or cheese in?  I've heard it called many different things....where I grew up it was called a 'bread-cake'.  A sweeter, less dense version was a 'teacake' and one with currants in was a 'currant teacake' 

What's YOURS called?


What is your weather like?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 15:49

Aberdeenshire....freezing cold, hail storms, snow, windy...been stuck in this anti cyclone for a week, now. Dismal.  April has been a wash-out as far as any gardening is concerned.  March was a slightly better month!


Posted: 27/04/2016 at 12:09

Ooooh!  I've just remembered yet another mispronunciation to annoy a few people - 'assemberly' rather than 'assembly'.

Rhymes with 'Wemberly'


Posted: 27/04/2016 at 12:06

My father-in-law  always used to say he was 'going for a gypsy's kiss'



Posted: 27/04/2016 at 09:58

 I never got a dog either, Hazel!  What a con!

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