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Olde Worlde "thingy`s"

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Re: Olde Worlde "thingy`s"

Ginnell is such a great word, yet no one outside The Best County seems to use it, my now wife looked at me like I was a total loony (don't worry I've got used that look now) when I first used the word in her company.
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Re: Olde Worlde "thingy`s"

I thing it is just around this area but alleys are called gants
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Is that James' other enterprise?
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We used to have an "entry" between our house and next door.... 2 up 2 down "coronation street " type housing,  it was the only way the coalman could get to the coal house, (without going thru the front room (parlour) and thru the kitchen (scullery) into the back yard.  If an "entry" or "alley" was a "short cut" between streets, it was called a "snicket" or "snick" and if you had to go up or down a hill you went up or down "the bank".
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Guinea e.g. £1 and 1shilling or 21 bob.

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Hi strat, Did you see the £1279.00 geeeeeeeeeetarrrrr on the gadget show tonite?

No missed it. Was that the self tuning Gibson thingy.
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Ginnell is such a great word

When I was a kid just a few short years ago we called it a Jennel (J as in Jack) or Pasij (typed phonetically).
If you went round a block of houses using the streets usually to see who could run the fastest you went round the lump.

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@strat.... possibly, I have a tv on top of the wardrobe, with my computer station inside the wardrobe, and I just have it on to kill the silence... just happened to hear the report, but didn`t take that much notice... you could have a look a the five website, and see if it is on there !
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SWMBO said it was self tuning
They also had a cheap watch
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I like the word 'chattel', as in "all my goods and chattels".
Derived from 'cattle', and currently meaning "an item of tangible movable or immovable property except real estate and things (as buildings) connected with real property".
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I like that word too!.... when I was a kid (last week, or was it last year?) I used to think it meant all the stuff in the kitchen, for some reason!!!  Grin Grin Grin
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senile decay, now that a good phrase
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I think Shutter's gone to bed and it's the parrot we're talking to.......
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Avast me `earties.... no I`m "moderating" on another forum.... at the same time as on here !...
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I used to think it meant all the stuff in the kitchen....

You're not alone - I used to associate it with pots & pans etc!
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Old wordly phases - to go past this shop we went down an "alley", but round here they call em "ginnells" - also "entries".

Round here they are twittens.
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