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I was sat in the garden with the wife, I asked her if she wanted me to get the washing in, she said
" you siden table and I'll get washing in"
I knew exactly what she meant, but thought would everybody.
So who else knows what it means without using Google. (other search engines are available)
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Dave 123

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Not a clue....


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you dont do it properly so you sit right there at the table and i'll do it myself ?


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Never heard that one. I like the way it kind of incorporates the 'the'. Be interesting to know if it's purely Yorkshire, or more widespread. In a sort of similar or at least related vein, watched a film called Dogville last night, much of it with a voiceover by John Hurt. A couple of times he used the word 'gotten' (it was set in America) - it sounded strange to hear such an American word in his so thoroughly English accent. (Tho' I believe it was once very much an English word, back in the day...taken to the new world and lived on there, while falling out of favour over here.)

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From "A Glossary of Words used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield", by Sidney Oldall Addy - published for the English Dialect Society in 1888:

SIDE, v. to put away, to make tidy.
'Side away the dinner pots.'
But I don't recall ever hearing it used around here.
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