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    Have I just made that word up? I'm sure it's a proper word as I've heard it said (or thought I have, at least) many times, to mean someone who's slightly loud, upfront, etc. But I've just typed it in Microsoft Word and it doesn't recognise it. I've searched dictionaries and thesauruses but it's nowhere to be seen.

    Is it a coloquiallaulial word? Local dialect? Or have I heard/spelt it so disastrously wrong I've made myself look a muppet? I'm sure it's a word.....
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    Definately a word. Stupid dictionaries!
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    (Original post by goldenbarnes)
    Have I just made that word up? I'm sure it's a proper word as I've heard it said (or thought I have, at least) many times, to mean someone who's slightly loud, upfront, etc. But I've just typed it in Microsoft Word and it doesn't recognise it. I've searched dictionaries and thesauruses but it's nowhere to be seen.

    Is it a coloquiallaulial word? Local dialect? Or have I heard/spelt it so disastrously wrong I've made myself look a muppet? I'm sure it's a word.....
    Its colloquial and its slang, working class slang. It means to get rude to someone.
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    Ahhh, thank you. That would obviously explain it.


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    (Original post by goldenbarnes)
    Ahhh, thank you. That would obviously explain it.


    Excellent.
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    I was under the impression that it was class-neutral and meant excitable...'in your face'. Anyway, I've heard all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds using it. (I may be wrong. It has been known.)
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    I would use it when some little mini-townie comes up to me and says "oi, you starting or summit. You want some? Oi. Oi. Yeh, nooow." Here, the confused 12 year old is being "lairy," as he is attempting to act "'ard" towards someone of greater age and strength than him. The best dictionary, better than Chambers and all that, is www.urbandictionary.com.
 
 
 
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