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Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« on: March 29, 2008, 04:14:54 pm »
I don't normally post about close encounters with motors, it happens and is part of life on the road. I have them though. I had one today, only my fourth ride since my crash back in October. I'd covered about 15 miles had the wind behind me, floating along, sunny and hardly any traffic. Traversing a roundabout above the M1, it's last junction, number 47. I didn't need to give way so I bowls on, past the entrance to the southbound carriage way, I was going to exit at the next exit I then move across to the left hand side of my lane. The ramp up from the northbound carriageway is quite short and steep, I saw a car coming up but knew he was moving a little too quickly to stop at the line. I am extra vigilant at the moment as I rediscover my confidence and road craft. I was being blown along so I let myself drift to the right to ride give this car more space. He didn't see me, that is clear, I executed a rear wheel skid to turn the bike to the right and was parallel to the car by the time he stopped to allow me to ride around the front of him. No problermo, he got a mouthful from me, he mouthed an apology and all was well.

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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 09:42:34 pm »
What on earth is a "gadgy"?
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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 09:57:08 pm »
What on earth is a "gadgy"?

Well up here in Jockoland it definitely ain't a term of endearment. Generally used for folk who are schemie or a bit minging. I believe it ain't used as an insult down south (that's up north to you, FB)

Calling someone in Scotland a gadgy to their face is likely to result in a bout of fisticuffs.
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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 11:22:27 am »
What on earth is a "gadgy"?

from urban dictionary

" In North East of England, a bloke."

I am from NE England

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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 11:26:55 am »
gadgy is like a geezer  8)
bewer is a nice looking girl  8)

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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 11:38:36 am »
gadgy is like a geezer  8)



I'd say a gadgy or gadgie is more like a bam than a geezer.
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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 11:44:48 am »
gadgy is like a geezer  8)
bewer is a nice looking girl  8)


"I haven't snogged with a bewer for yonks"

Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 02:35:44 pm »
I haven't heard anyone say bewer (pronounced beu-wer in these parts) for years ! Gady still reasonably common though.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 08:17:51 am »
It's a different world up there!!   :o :-\ :-\ :-\

With a completely different language. :-\
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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 08:33:31 am »
I haven't heard anyone say bewer (pronounced beu-wer in these parts) for years ! Gady still reasonably common though.

Bewer was in common usage in Newark, when I lived there in the late '90s. Perhaps the term is migrating southwards?  ;D

Never heard 'Gadgy', though...
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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008, 08:55:31 am »
I haven't heard anyone say bewer (pronounced beu-wer in these parts) for years ! Gady still reasonably common though.

Bewer was in common usage in Newark, when I lived there in the late '90s. Perhaps the term is migrating southwards?  ;D

Never heard 'Gadgy', though...

I hadn't until I moved up here. Definitely refers to a grown up chav or his grandfather..

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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 09:00:56 am »
Jimmy Nail used the term 'gadgy' in an episode of Auf Wiedersehen Pet.

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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 12:19:44 pm »
Hmm - I'd always thought it was a variant on 'gorgio', being the Roma word for non-travellers.

Edit: Checked Chambers Dictionary, and it is.

That means anyone offended by being called a 'gadgy', is upset at being called 'not-a-pikey'  ???
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Re: Old gadgy with trailer encounter
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2008, 12:23:00 pm »
Gadgy isn't really an offensive word, you wouldn't call some one a gadgy to their face, you would not say "how ! gadgy", you'd refer to someone as a gadgy like I did. Since my man was travelling I suppose I was wrong to refer to him as a gadgy, but I am not a Roman.