Friday, 10 June 2011

Friday Find: Ay Up Me Duck mug

Ay Up Me Duck mug by Andrew Tanner (£14.95 from Liberty)
Treacle-strong builders' tea, a couple of Digestives for dunking and a chinwag are all you need to go with this Ay Up Me Duck mug by Andrew Tanner.

The designer's 'Sayings in Stitch' bone china mug range features images of well-known regional sayings embroidered on a cross-stitch sampler. Also available at Liberty are his Southern Softie and Grim Up North mugs.

£14.95 from Liberty.co.uk

8 comments:

Mrs Haines said...

Love it! When I was at uni in the midlands, I loved that 'me duck' was a Coventry saying. Weirdly I was only telling Mr H that last night. Maybe it's a sign that I should purchase said mug...

Katy Salter said...

Is it? How funny, must ask the Coventrian in my life about that one. I do know they say batch in Coventry for a bread roll...

Jon said...

Speaking as a Coventrian, I've never heard of 'me duck'. Maybe it's a north Coventry thing...

The batch thing is 100% true.

Anonymous said...

As a genuine 'it's bloody grim up north' person I think I can confirm that 'ay up me duck' is definitely more 'up north' than Coventry. Now I must get back to my reports. Elaine B

Mrs Haines said...

Sorry, just to clarify... The 'ay up' bit definitely wasn't a Coventry thing, but I was definitely called 'me duck' there a lot. It was the kind of thing our uni cleaners would say or ladies of a certain age in shops.

I'd forgotten about the batch thing.

In Sheffield they call it a bread cake!

Katy Salter said...

'bread cake' - love it! Should compile a list of regional carbisms...

gastrogeek said...

Want one!! SUCH a brilliant find. Possibly your best ever X

Anonymous said...

I was born in Nottingham and they DEFINITELY said ay up me duck there!

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