Saturday, 24 May 2008

Gradely Kecks

Gradely - Very good, eg "Aye, gradely"

Kecks - Trousers, eg "'is kecks were tight"

From Lean Lancky at


P.S. The word "fantastic" has been in English since the 1300s, adapted from the French "fantastique". However, there are many regional variations - Lancashire has "gradely", while "purely belter" is originally a Mackem (Sunderland) phrase, now used by Geordies. "Bostin" is the equivalent Black Country expression, while in the West Country "gurt" means "great", and "reeming" is "very good, or superior" in Kent. From alt.usage.english.

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