Eyup isithee?

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A few more Sheffield colloquialisms for you.

Eyupsithee – general purpose greeting, broadly equivalent to “Hello, are you all right?”

Nardenluv – alternative to the above.

’Supwidee – impertinent enquiry as to what ails one’s interlocutor.

Geddesenoff or Geddesenaart – indication that one does not agree with what has just been said.

Geeor – please desist.

And sitch – etcetera.

Tifarno – indication that one does not know the answer to the question posed.

No oil in thee lamp – displaying no initiative.

Gary Crosby

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