Alright Mate?! Ouw at?

For context I am feeling a bit home sick for the “North” ( according to everyone in London, North of Watford is technically the North) and I wanted to greet you in my peoples most traditional way. Ok, that is a lie. If I was to great you in the traditional “Stokie” way it would be “aye up duck?!”. Before you ask, yes, I do say the stokie “ook” and pronounce it-  “book, look and cook” instead of the wrong, and oh so incorrect way of saying “book” as “buck”, “look” as “luck” and “cook” as “cuck”. Basically people, you all disgust me with your “new English” ways...I joke, I joke! But there is truth in the fact that the potteries dialect is the closest to old English we have. So who is saying English wrong now huh?

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Oat cake, the stokie national dish ❤

I also call everyone “shug” ( down south I tend to  say “lovely” more,  as they get confused by “shug” ) and it was my nick name when I was living in Shrewsbury, so when I saw this article I was white hot angry. Shug is rude? Shug is cheap!?

Shug is beautiful. Shug is endearing,unlike you mr “sad inside”, “mr “Elcuntaro”, mr “just go fook youself” …you get the point anyway!

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Shug is me. Break me in half and like a stick of Brighton rock I say two things, “Natalie Dormer” and “shug”. So to insult my people saying shug, is to insult me. And I am much more terrifying when I am righteously defending my people than I ever am defending myself, and as anyone who knows me will tell you, that is a well scary event. lol

So what about you BBz, do you have pride in your accent and back ground or is it a something that you don’t define yourself by?

Have great weekends my shug- a- lumps ❤

Love Bp XX