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Me and my missus do, shes from wales and i'm from the boro so its not a local thing.

When i'd stay at my nanas she'd took the bed sheets in proper tight. 

There were so many sheets too, not like today when we just have one duvet, there where 4-5 different sheets.

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8 hours ago, Hairy Scot said:

Don't you find it strange when adults use terms like "my nan" or "my nana"?

:chuckling-gesture-smiley-emoticon:

not really.....I use the term 'granny' as that is what I called her when I was a wee boy. I presume others would do the same but with their word of choice ?

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15 hours ago, Harold said:

not really.....I use the term 'granny' as that is what I called her when I was a wee boy. I presume others would do the same but with their word of choice ?

Gran or granny yes. But Nan or Nana!! Pathetic.

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1 hour ago, Hairy Scot said:

Gran or granny yes. But Nan or Nana!! Pathetic.

I don't see what is pathetic about it. It's simply the word used by the individual that presumably they were taught to use when young & they still do.

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18 hours ago, Harold said:

I don't see what is pathetic about it. It's simply the word used by the individual that presumably they were taught to use when young & they still do.

A matter of opinion.

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31 minutes ago, sployal said:

My Nana is best remembered for the thrashings she would dish out to me and my brothers for the slightest of misdemeanors :beer:

Coming frae Paisley (sure you said that mate ?) a thrashing was probably getting off easy.....:b0201:

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4 hours ago, boro_boy said:

I bet you say some stupid words from where you were brought up?

I was brought up in Greenock in the West of Scotland and while I may have used stupid words as a child I outgrew the habit.
So you are only half right. :t2706:

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On 02/12/2019 at 07:43, Harold said:

not really.....I use the term 'granny' as that is what I called her when I was a wee boy. I presume others would do the same but with their word of choice ?

Exactly! It's a local dialect thing, nan-nanny-nana-gran-granny-grandma-etc,etc. In Brum it was always nan.

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On 03/12/2019 at 06:35, Harold said:

of course it is but personally I think it is demeaning to anyone who uses that particular description of (especially) a relative.

It is not my intention to demean anyone.
I just find it strange that adults continue to use what are essentially names from their childhood.

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37 minutes ago, Hairy Scot said:

It is not my intention to demean anyone.
I just find it strange that adults continue to use what are essentially names from their childhood.

You used granny in your childhood and still use it?

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40 minutes ago, Normski said:

You used granny in your childhood and still use it?

Yes.

I just find nan and nana strange when used by adults. Sounds like baby talk.

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