TrevA wrote:sjs wrote:Rod Goodfellow wrote:In Sheffield in 1940s known as a jennel
East Midlands, or at least Derby/Nottingham area, they're gitties.
I beg to disagree, as a born and bred Nottingham lad, they were always known as twitchels.
Hardly: I beg to disagree even more as someone who was originally from Nottinghamshire, and had friends in Nottingham itself, it was always Jitty or Gitty (sic).
I’ve never even heard of twitchels in a Nottinghamshire context.
While twitchel may have been used in a dark, dank, corner of Nottingham that I’m unaware of, as per the example, it certainly wasn’t a universal usage in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire.
Still, thanks for your example as, again, I’ve never heard of it.
I’ve even asked my family (who have lived in Nottinghamshire all of their lives and some worked in Nottingham for 50 years, and they have never heard of the phrase either.