The outlaw Robin Hood, one of Nottinghamshire's most famous sons
Of course this list is just the tip of the iceberg - there are hundreds of expressions in the Nottinghamshire dialect - so feel free to share more local lingo on our Facebook page.
A common greeting around these parts, in which 'ay-up' means 'hello' and 'duck' is a term of endearment. A term used to describe someone who is dirty, looks a little scruffy or has done something you're not too impressed with. A local term for a horse........"you goin' off to ride yer bobbo?" We're not sure this word for gooseberries makes them sound particularly tasty. Hiccup....if you've had one too many and are a bit worse for wear, a Notts resident may well say you're kaylied. Hit the road if you're from Nottinghamshire and haven't heard the word corsey used as a term for the pavement. Every kids nightmare.....a bowl of Brussels sprouts, a veg known to Notts folk as nobby greens. No need to say 'my goodness, it's a little chilly outside'.......anyone from Nottinghamshire would declare 'innit kode'. The local way to ask someone where their place of business is. No-one from Nottinghamshire is worth their salt if they don't have 'tarrah' as part of their vocabulary in order to say goodbye. A phrase to describe the weather if storm clouds are gathering and it looks like rain is on the way. An informal greeting when you bump into a pal, either in the pub or on the street. A local invite or question to see if someone is going to the shops. If you've been a little naughty, the threat like this in Nottinghamshire means someone will soon be telling your mother what you've been up to. If someone is getting a little vocal, this term should get them to shut their mouth. A quick way if someone is going to put the kettle on and make a cuppa. Someone who has a large slice of luck is often labelled a 'lucki sodd'. A phrase for asking someone to give you a lift on your bike. Roughly translated, this is questioning why someone is upset or being 'mardy'. This is a forceful way of telling someone to close their mouth or stop speaking. A way of asking if someone is heading to the bar to get the next round of drinks.