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« on: Feb 19, 2009 10:32 AM »


Asalaamu Alaikum  bro

Following on from Sr Fozia's reference to cultural differences in usage of terms of endearment and in the tradition of Sr se7en's old Slang 101 threads, please find below a number of words spoke in the language of Essex!!

Have a go at trying to work out what these words mean in 'normal' English and I'm awarding bonus marks if anyone can derive an Islamic theme or connection to any of the words they come across.

I've given you the first two answers to help you along the way.

Have fun translating  bro





ASSA COMMONS - "House of Commons"

ART ATTACK - "Heart Attack"

ARST -

BANNSA -

BANTY

BAVE -

BOAF -

BRANSATCH -

CANCEL -

CANTAFIT -

CHOONA -

CORT A PANDA -

DAN TO URF -

DANNING STREET -

DANSTEZ -

DREKKUN

EFTY -

EJOG -

ERZ

EVVY -

EYEBROW -

FANTIN -

FARVA -

FATCHA

FINGY -

FONG -

FOR CRYIN AT LAAD

GAWON

GRAND

HAITCH -

IBEEFA -

IFFY -

INT -

IPS -

JA -

JACKS -

JAFTA

KAF -

KAFFY -

LAD -

LARJ -

LEVVA -

LOTREE -

MA BLARCH

MAFFS -

MANOR -

NARRA -

NARTAMEAN -

NEEVA -

NES -

OAF -

OLLADAY -

ONNIST -

OPPIT -

PACIFIC -

PAFFUL -

PAIPA

PANS AN ANNSIS -

QUALIDEE -

RAND –

RANDEER -

REBAND

ROOFLESS -

SAFF -

SAFFEND -

SAWTED -

SEEVIN -

TAN ASS -

UMP -

VACHER -

WANNED UP -

WAWAZUT? -

WENNOFF

YAFTA -

YOOF OSTALL -

ZAGGERATE


Say: "O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is God's earth! those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!" [39:10]
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 19, 2009 11:26 AM »



ARST - asked?

BANNSA - bouncer

BAVE - bath?

BOAF - Both

BRANSATCH - Isnt that the motoracing place? Branshatch

CANTAFIT - counterfeit

CHOONA - tuna?

CORT A PANDA - 1/4 pounder

DAN TO URF - down to earth

DANNING STREET - downing street

DANSTEZ - danced?

DREKKUN - du u reckon, do you think

EFTY - hefty?

EJOG - hedgehig

ERZ - hers

EVVY - heavy

FARVA - father

FINGY - thingy

FOR CRYIN AT LAAD - for crying out loud

GAWON - go on

GRAND - £1000

HAITCH - hate

IBEEFA - ibiza

JA - jar

JAFTA - did you have to?

KAF - cafe

LARJ - large

LEVVA - leave her

LOTREE - lottery

MAFFS - maths

NARTAMEAN - i know what you mean

NEEVA - never

OLLADAY - holiday

PAIPA - paper

QUALIDEE - quality

ROOFLESS - homeless

SAFFEND - southend

SAWTED - sorted geezer!

SEEVIN - 7

TAN ASS - tennis

UMP - hump

VACHER - voucher

WAWAZUT? - what is that?

WENNOFF - went off, past sell by date

YAFTA - do you have to?


ZAGGERATE - exaggerate



I think I watch too much eastenders....
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 19, 2009 12:00 PM »

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro

Wow, I'm really impressed CambridgeSister

I never realised they spoke Essex in Cambridge  Wink



Here are the ones you got wrong.

And there's one really obvious Islamic reference in these words. I wonder if anyone can guess which one....



DANSTEZ - danced?

GRAND - £1000

HAITCH - hate

JA - jar

LEVVA - leave her

NEEVA - never

ROOFLESS - homeless

SEEVIN - 7

TAN ASS - tennis


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« Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2009 12:30 PM »

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro

Wow, I'm really impressed CambridgeSister

I never realised they spoke Essex in Cambridge  Wink



Here are the ones you got wrong.

And there's one really obvious Islamic reference in these words. I wonder if anyone can guess which one....



DANSTEZ - danced?

GRAND - £1000

HAITCH - hate

JA - jar

LEVVA - leave her

NEEVA - never

ROOFLESS - homeless

SEEVIN - 7

TAN ASS - tennis



Oh I missed out a few in my first attempt. I went to uni in Mile End so i picked up a few words Wink  ok I tried 3 of the words again..

DANSTEZ - downstairs

NEEVA - neither

ROOFLESS - ruthless




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« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2009 12:36 PM »

Salam

I found some rhyming slang for parts of the body, BrKhalid do you think you can identify the words in English? I did the first one for you.

Plates of meat    = Feet
Hampstead Heath    
Scotch eggs    
Mince pies    
Chalk Farms    
Barnet Fair    
Loaf of bread    
Boat race    
North and south
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2009 12:56 PM »

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro

Okay here are the ones which still need solving.

For all the Americans and others on board, I can assure you guys people really do talk like this. Aren't dialects interesting!!  bro


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I found some rhyming slang for parts of the body, BrKhalid do you think you can identify the words in English?

I *think* I now them but it'll be interesting to see of others can figure it all out.  bro








BANTY

EYEBROW -

FANTIN -

FATCHA

FONG -

INT -

IPS -

JACKS -

KAFFY -

LAD -

MA BLARCH

MANOR -

NARRA -

NES -

OAF -

ONNIST -

OPPIT -

PACIFIC -

PAFFUL -

PANS AN ANNSIS -

RAND –

RANDEER -

SAFF -

WANNED UP -

YOOF OSTALL -


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« Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2009 01:58 PM »

I still don't get the "translation"...What is this:

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IBEEFA - ibiza
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2009 02:09 PM »

salam

I am guessing here - don't laugh

HAITCH - hitch
SEEVIN - saving
RAND- round
WANNED UP- wind up
ONNIST- honest
MANOR - manner

the following were solved using " internet aids"  (God bless google, eh)
btw, why do they talk like that anyway?

Hampstead Heath  : teeth  
Scotch eggs : legs  
Mince pies : eyes  
Chalk Farms : arms  
Barnet Fair : hair  
Loaf of bread : head
Boat race : face
North and south: mouth
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 19, 2009 05:53 PM »

salam


I actually do understand every word of Br. Khalids post! I'll post upmy answers when a few more people have given it a go!



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« Reply #9 on: Feb 21, 2009 02:39 AM »

Instead of, my mistake sorry, folks in the cities say, "my bad'

My ex mother-in-law a southern lady use to say I whoooshed, when she was saying I wished.  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2009 01:35 PM »

salam

Having read all the posts thro this time, I'll add my half a pennies worth. Going with Cambridgesisters post, these are the ones I think are incorrect;

bave - bathe

danstez - downstairs

Haitch - 'H' unless one is specifically talking about the letter of the alphabet one never uses the h sound in Essex....(trust me on that one)

Ja - do you, seriously it goes like 'watchja fink about this?'

levva - leather

nartamean - know what I mean?

neeva - neither

roofless - ruthless/hardhearted, without morals etc etc etc

seevin - seething (as in seething with anger)

tan ass - town house

wawazat - what was that? as in run that by me again?

wennoff- went off , took off, its more used in argument and confrontation description, eg 'she wennoff on one...'

yafta - you have to



What can I say, I live in Essex. Mind you, my english is accentless unless I'm speaking to someone with a pronounced cockney accent and off I go, I don't know why I do this I wish I could stop it, worst on the phone I tend to go madly posh! I think mebbe I should be on medication or something!


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« Reply #11 on: Mar 18, 2009 05:58 AM »

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro

Very impressive Sr um aboodi but don't ask why!!

I guess it's like asking Americans why they say Joisey instead of Jersey?


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Mind you, my english is accentless unless I'm speaking to someone with a pronounced cockney accent and off I go

I'm glad this doesn't just happen to me  bro


As for all these words, my wife who's from South London and me being from North London managed to get them all even though we've never ever really been to Essex!! I may need a translator in a few years, though, at this rate!!  bro


As for the Islamic theme, here are a few verses from the Qur'an which are definately worth reading a Tafsir about.



By the Star when it goes down,-

Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled.

Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire.

It is no less than inspiration sent down to him:

He was taught by one Mighty in Power,

Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared (in stately form);

While he was in the highest part of the horizon:

Then he approached and came closer,

And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;

So did (God) convey the inspiration to His Servant- (conveyed) what He (meant) to convey.

The (Prophet's) (mind and) heart in no way falsified that which he saw.

Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw?

For indeed he saw him at a second descent,

Near the Lote-tree beyond which none may pass:

Near it is the Garden of Abode.

Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)

(His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong!

For truly did he see, of the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest!


[53:1-18]



Say: "O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is God's earth! those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!" [39:10]
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