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Neb

Postby C » 11 Feb 2021, 16:24

‘Vera suspected that Nettie had wanted a neb at the spot where the body had been found’

From a ‘Vera’ book set in the north of England.

Neb - I’ve never come across that before.

Neb meaning ‘nose’ to have a nose (which I’m familiar with) - have a look
Also - snout, bird’s beak

Anybody use the word?



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Re: Neb

Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 Feb 2021, 16:32

Aye of course you daft ha’porth!
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Re: Neb

Postby Rorschach » 11 Feb 2021, 16:33

As a card carrying norther I can confidently say I've never heard it before.
Bugger off.

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Re: Neb

Postby Samoan » 11 Feb 2021, 17:44

I've heard it but heaven knows from where.

I like the Oz expression, to " have a sticky beak at " something
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.

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Re: Neb

Postby C » 11 Feb 2021, 18:09

Samoan wrote:I've heard it but heaven knows from where.

I like the Oz expression, to " have a sticky beak at " something


Yes. As somebody fluent in Cockney rhyming slang I would use 'take/have a butcher's at'

Butcher's Hook - look

The idiom tends to drop the second word when spoken

eg

'Look at his mincies' (mince pies - eyes)
'She had enormous plates for her age' (plate of meat - feet)
'My uncle fell down the apples (apples and pears - stairs)
'Nice barnet' (Barnet Fair - hair)

etc




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Re: Neb

Postby Samoan » 11 Feb 2021, 18:20

Yes, all these I know as a Londoner born and bred. :)
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.

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Re: Neb

Postby kath » 11 Feb 2021, 18:44

i've heard of nib (tip of a pen, bill of a bird).

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Re: Neb

Postby C » 11 Feb 2021, 18:49

Samoan wrote:Yes, all these I know as a Londoner born and bred. :)


Yes. My post was general and open to anybody that could be bothered to read it :D

I was born in a place in 1953 when it was in Essex - it was a County Borough

In 1963 when The Greater London Council was formed it became London

I suppose I have dual nationality....




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Re: Neb

Postby Charlie O. » 11 Feb 2021, 19:09

In Help!, Algernon refers to Ringo as "the one with the large ned" [sic], and an irritated Ringo corrects him.

I'm pretty sure I've encountered it elsewhere, but I couldn't say where.
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Re: Neb

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 11 Feb 2021, 19:35

Rorschach wrote:As a card carrying norther I can confidently say I've never heard it before.


As a card carrying north eastener (Gateshead Chapter) I can confidently say that I have heard it before.

"Keep yer neb oot" = Mind your own business.
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Re: Neb

Postby Rorschach » 11 Feb 2021, 19:51

Tom Waits For No One wrote:.... Gateshead ....


That’s Scotland. Doesn’t count.
Bugger off.

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Re: Neb

Postby Jimbly » 11 Feb 2021, 23:10

Rorschach wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:.... Gateshead ....


That’s Scotland. Doesn’t count.


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Re: Neb

Postby Jimbly » 11 Feb 2021, 23:11

always sticking her neb in = nosey parker
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Re: Neb

Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Feb 2021, 00:09

"Beak" in Danish is "næb"
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Re: Neb

Postby Jimbo » 12 Feb 2021, 00:25

The internet sez: NEB is a valid scrabble word.

noun

1. A beak of a bird.

2. A nose; a snout.

3. A projecting part, especially a nib.

4. The beak of a bird or tortoise.

5. A person' s mouth.

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Re: Neb

Postby Rorschach » 12 Feb 2021, 06:54

Jimbly wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:.... Gateshead ....


That’s Scotland. Doesn’t count.


fuckin isnae


Might as well be. They all run around in dog skin shell suits, covered in woad and eating deep fried marmosets.
Bugger off.

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Re: Neb

Postby never/ever » 12 Feb 2021, 09:26

Neb means nose or (sharp) beak, it's also used for the point of a skate or the forecourt of a ship in Dutch.
Something sharp that sticks out sounds logical in that aspect.
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Re: Neb

Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Feb 2021, 09:39

Yeah, I've heard it used for nose, being an uncouth northerner, but I've mainly used it heard for things like baseball caps. As in, "that daft ape'th thinks he's from south central LA, he's got t' neb o' cap pointin' backwards".
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Re: Neb

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 12 Feb 2021, 12:20

Rorschach wrote:They all run around in dog skin shell suits, covered in woad and eating deep fried marmosets.


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Re: Neb

Postby C » 12 Feb 2021, 18:00

Charlie O. wrote:In Help!, Algernon refers to Ringo as "the one with the large ned" [sic], and an irritated Ringo corrects him.

I'm pretty sure I've encountered it elsewhere, but I couldn't say where.



That’s interesting Chas

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