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From: "Lizzie Love" <>
Subject: Re: [trivvies] another question...answer, Please <G>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 08:14:40 +0100
> In England.... really Scotland, but since this is an Eng Trivia list..
> <<<G>>> I'll ask about England, sure, that because it is approximately the
> same area
Like b!**&y hell it is!! Jings! Crivens! & Helpmabob!
> What would you call pants (trousers) and a womans and a mans top???
Depends a bit where you are in Scotland. Some of the words below are Glasgow
and south-west. Others are Aberdeen and north-east (the Doric dialect) but
nowadays they tend to merge.
Trousers would be trews or breeks. (Farmworkers wore corduroy ones tied
beneath the knee with nicky-tams.)
A shirt would be a sark (a cutty sark is a short shirt)
A cardigan is a ganzy
and a singlet (undervest) is a semmit
Q: Where do you send a dead vest?
A: To a semmitary
Lizzie (Clan INNES) & Neil (Clan MacINTYRE)
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