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Author Topic: Why do Northeners say 'ee by gum'? Does it mean anything?  (Read 90758 times)

Craig L

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Re: Why do Northeners say 'ee by gum'? Does it mean anything?
« Reply #30 on: 12 August, 2017, 11:50:21 AM »

As a Yorkshireman having lived in Australia for most of my life I can say that in Australian,
'ee by gum' translates unambiguously as: ' yeh, nah, [oops!] cowpants'.

 ;D

Breakdown

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Re: Why do Northeners say 'ee by gum'? Does it mean anything?
« Reply #31 on: 15 October, 2017, 12:15:19 AM »
Eee by gym, meaning oh my god. Jumping Moses, explanation  is in the slang dictionary by John Camden Hotten.
Iím only 25 but was brought up in a very Yorkshire household and have heard all these sayings. People werenít allowed to say Gods name in vain or to use his name in anger, so they said jumping Moses 😊

Gras Albert

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Re: Why do Northeners say 'ee by gum'? Does it mean anything?
« Reply #32 on: 26 October, 2017, 12:53:52 PM »
My first wife was christened 'Ernestine Kathleen Irene' by her mother 'Queenie'...

I always told her that it's a good job my surname wasn't Thump otherwise she really would have been E.K.I. Thump