Ginnels, and snickets

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby Rmr25 » 5 Oct 2020, 10:31am

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.

I'm from Nottingham and it was a twitchell and also jitty and alley. Different districts had varying names.

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby TrevA » 5 Oct 2020, 9:33pm

https://nottinghamcityofliterature.com/ ... -twitchell

Twitchell is definitely a Nottingham word, though I agree that if you said Jitty, people would know what you meant.

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby Slowroad » 6 Oct 2020, 2:59pm

I've been doing some in-depth research on this (my Facebook friends...) and jitty, twitchel and ginnell are all claimed as the correct Nottingham/East Midlands word by someone! There's a pHD in the somewhere...
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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby thirdcrank » 6 Oct 2020, 3:29pm

Gracie Fields would have been lost without "alley."

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby Mick F » 6 Oct 2020, 3:38pm

You make me tearful suggesting Gracie.
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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby AndyK » 7 Oct 2020, 12:20am

mumbojumbo wrote:In Hampshire called backwacks.(In Surrey "weironeputsbins"

I'm 'ampshire born and 'ampshire bred, and I have never heard anyone call it a backwack. [Citation needed], as they say on Wikipedia.

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby SRV » 7 Oct 2020, 11:47am

Is it 'Lonnen' in Tyneside, or am I making that up (this could run and run)?

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby thirdcrank » 7 Oct 2020, 11:56am

SRV wrote:Is it 'Lonnen' in Tyneside, or am I making that up (this could run and run)?


I believe you are right, but be careful of your pronunciation if you don't want to attract the the disapprobation of somebody who resents mention of the metropolis

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby SRV » 7 Oct 2020, 12:10pm

I had a Geordie mate, now sadly gone, who used to say "gannin' doon the clarty lonnen wi' a gobful of claggen", but I'm both digressing and hijacking this post.

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby fausto copy » 7 Oct 2020, 12:43pm

Coming from Runcorn, they were always known as "entries" to us.
When I worked in Liverpool they were called "jiggers".
And down here in Pembrokeshire, they're called a "drang".

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby Oldjohnw » 7 Oct 2020, 12:54pm

SRV wrote:I had a Geordie mate, now sadly gone, who used to say "gannin' doon the clarty lonnen wi' a gobful of claggen", but I'm both digressing and hijacking this post.


Lonnen is indeed a Geordie word for lane. There are a number of Streets in Newcastle which include the word: Silver Lonnen, Two Ball Lonnen (this latter always amused us as children).

In Berwick there are a number of loanings: Bell Loaning, Cemetery Loaning etc.
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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby SRV » 7 Oct 2020, 3:50pm

Thanks John.
Fausto Copy (haha!) mentions Liverpudlian "jiggers". I'm sure I heard that word used in the NE as well.

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby SRV » 7 Oct 2020, 3:54pm

Oh, and referrring to FC's post "drang" means "drive" in German, as in "Sturm und Drang". Ferry interesting, ja?

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby djnotts » 7 Oct 2020, 4:03pm

Rmr25 wrote:
TrevA wrote:
sjs wrote:
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.

I'm from Nottingham and it was a twitchell and also jitty and alley. Different districts had varying names.


The "10' barrow or footway" of which, according to the Title Deeds, I own an undefined part is a "twitchel" here in Nottingham.

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Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Postby djnotts » 7 Oct 2020, 4:23pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
SRV wrote:I had a Geordie mate, now sadly gone, who used to say "gannin' doon the clarty lonnen wi' a gobful of claggen", but I'm both digressing and hijacking this post.


Lonnen is indeed a Geordie word for lane. There are a number of Streets in Newcastle which include the word: Silver Lonnen, Two Ball Lonnen (this latter always amused us as children).

In Berwick there are a number of loanings: Bell Loaning, Cemetery Loaning etc.


My grandparents lived in one of the first post-1945 OAPs' council house estates in S Shields, the road being called The Lonnen. It was a cul-de-sac leading to a footpath into a park. It probably still is.