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"skin up yer bastards"

Postby Atsab » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:09 am

Naturally I see this phrase all around thi forum (among other places), at first I decided not to sound like a dumb new kid by asking what it meant, figuring I'd get hip to it later... but I haven't. What the fuck does it mean? More specifically, I have about five questions.

1. what does "skin up" mean?
2. is "yer" supposed to be "your" or "you"?
3. who are these "bastards"?
4. (assuming answers 1-3 will explain the MEANING of the phrase) where/when does this come from?
5. how is this La's-related?

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Postby Matty » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:01 am

'Skin up' = roll a joint, using 'skins' ie. rizlas
yer= you, i always assumed

as for the rest, god knows!
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Postby geoff g » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:48 am

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Postby Neil83 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:02 pm

Yeah a literal translation would be something like...

Roll (and by implication) smoke a marijuana joint, you (in a mildly insulting manner) persons born out of wedlock.

Thus ends our Scouse language lesson for today. :wink:
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Postby chipie » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:50 pm

suggested listening:

Skin up for me baby, weed bus, mary joanna /the stairs
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Postby BIGYAWN » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:11 am

'Who's yer mate?'

Suggested Reading;
'Lern Yerself Scouse' Vol I, II & III
Classic literature. :D
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Postby Tony » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:18 am

BIGYAWN wrote:'Who's yer mate?'

Suggested Reading;
'Lern Yerself Scouse' Vol I, II & III
Classic literature. :D

I had them! "Me nose is runnin' like a glassblower's arse"
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up the apples & pears...

Postby Atsab » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:26 pm

so it's like, "roll up, ya jerks"... fascinating.Now what's the La's connection again?
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Postby Tony » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:37 am

It was a slogan, more or less . . . Appeared on merchandising like badges and the Feelin' drum.
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.. and on the T-Shirts

Postby kingflare » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:37 pm

Got a couple with the drum and slogan on. Got a few looks off old grannies and grown-ups back in the day... well, it was the very early 90's!!! people were getting arrested for wearing Inspiral's "Cool as Fuck" shirts!
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Postby Huyton Songs » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:48 pm

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how can you not know what it means?

Postby Sushi » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:31 pm

is english not your first language.? mind you i have american cousins who dont know about guy fawkes night, and some yanks didn't know what stand and deliver meant (adam ant fans)
there she goes again!
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Re: "skin up yer bastards"

Postby Leonard Skinupard » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:49 pm

if you're still in the market for some porridge it's say skin up yer bastards' anyway .. ie I've got none but you have and I want one but you've got to SAY it / I've got some and I want one but not sure how it's going to go down so you've got to SAY it . Lol. Dolite bedsit etiquette vol 1.
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Re: "skin up yer bastards"

Postby Ming-8L » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:43 am

I'd be gobsmacked if the question was about black pyramid but we're not going there. My family being of English, Irish and Scottish origin it's been fun getting an immersion of sorts into the northern culture from afar. Modern experimental substances aren't going to help me feel what is was like 200 to 300 years ago though. :) One thing I did learn is my last name Todd is not a complementary term. "He's a todd." Can't win em all. In the US many say "Scotch-Irish" but that is not correct. It should be Scots-Irish.

Irish and Welsh arrivals along with Liverpool being a maritime port helped shape scouse dialects. http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/ ... ture.shtml

Top 25 boss scouse sayings: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liv ... gs-6463028
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