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« on: May 30, 2012, 04:33:46 AM »

Being a Kent man these phrases boggle my mind. Where I'm from, we say things such as "har har, that was witty of you, Percival" and "One is amused". OK not really. But we do say "that was hilarious" or "oh my god that was sooooooo funny" and the like. You know. Things that actually make sense.

Nottingham is weird.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 07:03:56 AM »

Going to go out on a limb and say it's not a Nottingham thing. Pretty sure it's come from the South.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 07:25:14 AM »

Yeah it's a london thing.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 07:26:24 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbz6lHh8Z5U

just reminded me of a classic track Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 08:56:53 AM »

yep, I also thought jokes was a london thing
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 09:45:17 AM »

Being a Kent man these phrases boggle my mind. Where I'm from, we say things such as "har har, that was witty of you, Percival" and "One is amused". OK not really. But we do say "that was hilarious" or "oh my god that was sooooooo funny" and the like. You know. Things that actually make sense.

Nottingham is weird.

Lived in Notts all my life and I've never heard these.  The title makes no sense to me at all??
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 04:01:38 PM »

Confirmed these types of slang phrases emerged from the streets of north London and have travelled as far north as Manchester (maybe even further, but nobody knows what anyone is saying any further north than that.)

It's a way of making the speaker sound less vulnerable when speaking about something where emotion is required. For example, let's decipher this phrase. "Catch" refers to the way a fire would catch, or in which one would catch an illness. "Bare" means very, a lot, or lots of. "Joke" is an adjective in this case, based loosely on the word "funny." So "catching bare joke" is a less girly way of saying "oh my, I'm suffering from a case of what would be the giggles if I weren't too proud to laugh hysterically in public."

This might help, Adam:

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 07:45:28 PM »

Being a Kent man these phrases boggle my mind. Where I'm from, we say things such as "har har, that was witty of you, Percival" and "One is amused". OK not really. But we do say "that was hilarious" or "oh my god that was sooooooo funny" and the like. You know. Things that actually make sense.

Nottingham is weird.

Lived in Notts all my life and I've never heard these.  The title makes no sense to me at all??

I've lived in London all my life and never heard them either.  Must be coz I'm old.
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