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photoblog image Middleport Stoke on Trent

Middleport Stoke on Trent

The traditional Stokie greeting. This was created by a professional artist to brighten up the perimeter of an old scrap yard as  visitors walked towards Middleport Pottery - which recently featured the Weeping Window poppy display that originated at the Tower of London.

Middleport Stoke on Trent

The traditional Stokie greeting. This was created by a professional artist to brighten up the perimeter of an old scrap yard as  visitors walked towards Middleport Pottery - which recently featured the Weeping Window poppy display that originated at the Tower of London.

comments (8)

I like that!!
Martin from Stone: The fence is made of old railway sleepers and looked much better after the make over
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Sep 2018, 02:05
Nice work of brightening up, Martin.
Martin from Stone: It was a bit of a grim area - now much improved
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Sep 2018, 06:27
No question, it brightens the place up alright!
Martin from Stone: Stoke still has its grim areas but the people are very friendly and you often hear this greeting.
Jolies couleurs lumineuses.
Martin from Stone: It has worked well
Martin from Stone: A different lingo round here, an example from Radio Stoke's archives

Ajust want goo wom
I was born and bred in Joiner's Square, just on the outskirts of Hanley, Stoke on Trent.
As most visitors to this site will know, the word 'wom' means 'home'. I trained as a mental health nurse in the early nineties at St Edwards hospital where among other duties, I sometimes had to translate when local patients were being seen by doctors.
Once, an Indian doctor was talking with a distressed local man who had been admitted but didn't want to stay. He kept repeating himself to the doctor, "Ajust want goo wom... Ajust want goo wom.", meaning, "I just want to go home." It's perhaps just as well I was there because the doctor was about to recommend that the man be detained under the mental health act because he'd understood this phrase to be a fixation with returning to the womb!
This side of the Midlands it would be 'Ay up me doock!'
Martin from Stone: Fairly close but sufficiently different, I do like all these regional variations
I'm afraid I can't read it.
Martin from Stone: Ay UP Duck -- Hello Dear or similar greeting
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Sep 2018, 15:54
Sorry, I cannot decipher this Stokie greeting.
Martin from Stone: Better than code, Ay Up Duck - a greeting similar to hello dear.

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