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strandedbear Fri 03-Jun-11 18:15:46

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discobeaver Fri 03-Jun-11 18:18:55

A cob is a type of pony isn't it?
A bread roll is a bap, cos it's funny.

bubblecoral Fri 03-Jun-11 18:18:55

That's a Northern thing isn't it?

There's a place we go to occasionally up North that has a cafe attached, and everything comes in a cob. It's fun while we're there, but as soon as we are the right side of Watford Gap, it has to stop!

mrsravelstein Fri 03-Jun-11 18:19:31

i have a northern friend who 'gets a cob on' meaning being in a strop

ivykaty44 Fri 03-Jun-11 18:20:04

north of coventry it all changes - weird but true

strandedbear Fri 03-Jun-11 18:20:48

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BelleEnd Fri 03-Jun-11 18:21:49

Cob is a record store in Bangor. Please glare at your DH from me. grin

worraliberty Fri 03-Jun-11 18:22:00

My DH is an idiot.

He mixed I can't believe it's not butter with our normal butter

Now I don't know what to believe sad

coastgirl Fri 03-Jun-11 18:23:26

Your DH is correct and everyone else is wrong.

Our house is an oasis of East Midlands dialect in Yorkshire.

BBwannaB Fri 03-Jun-11 18:43:12

But isn't it a bread bun? As a opposed to a bun bun I suppose...

BeerTricksPotter Fri 03-Jun-11 18:45:57

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strandedbear Fri 03-Jun-11 18:50:19

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tulpe Fri 03-Jun-11 18:51:49

Cob is definitely an East Midlands term. I grew up in Nottingham and they all say a cob rather than a roll, me duck grin. But they also use the phrase "s/he's got a right cob on" to mean someone is being moody.

BeerTricksPotter Fri 03-Jun-11 18:53:38

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Inertia Fri 03-Jun-11 18:58:13

YABU if it is a crusty bread roll, for it is indeed a cob.

YANBU if it is soft, for that is a barm ( or batch or bap).

Ephiny Fri 03-Jun-11 18:58:53

I thought cob was a Midlands thing, you don't hear it in the proper North IME. You get barm cakes and baps (which DP thinks is hilarious) or maybe stotties instead.

MintyMoo Fri 03-Jun-11 18:59:02

I'm from the East Midlands. A cob is most certainly a roll or a bap.

Unless someone's 'got a cob on' or is being a 'cobby cow' - then it means moody.

I went to Uni in the East Midlands and all the Southerners (talking Cornwall/Devon) and Northerners (Manchester/Yorkshire) found it very funny. There was a deli called Sarah's Cobs or something like that near my student house grin

troisgarcons Fri 03-Jun-11 19:04:59

You do get cob rolls, tho thats a Northern expression, you also get cob loaves.

A bap is the soft floury thing you shove a burger in at BBQs.

toddle Fri 03-Jun-11 19:15:08

Ha have the same thing with my DP and stupid names for items. So we have renamed bread bun/cakes, rolls etc ferrets in our house. Same goes for other things it would appear we are bonkers to others, listening to our conversations at times smile

buxomwenchonapony Fri 03-Jun-11 19:19:18

When I first moved here, many years ago now, I had to go into 'Annes Cob Shop' at the end of my road to find out what on earth she sold. Rolls, it turned out.

katvond Fri 03-Jun-11 19:26:05

I'm a brummie and Cob is a midlands thing, that's what we called bread rolls.

kaid100 Fri 03-Jun-11 19:27:38

I've occasionally heard people say the word "cob" meaning roll up here too. I don't think someone is being an idiot for using the word they are familiar with.

nenevomito Fri 03-Jun-11 19:32:27

Cobs are crusty. There's nowt like a crusty cob wi' a bit of Grandma Singleton's Lancashire cheese on.

Also, there's nowt like a chip barm.

Rolls are what wheels do.

OldMacEIEIO Fri 03-Jun-11 19:35:18

Obviously, you have to ask a Northerner, so a scouser would say

A bap is small round soft and floury
A bun is small round soft and sweet
A savoury bun is small round soft and not too leavened(mcD)
A roll is small round hard and crusty
A butty is two slices of bread, with something in the middle

katvond Fri 03-Jun-11 19:38:43

So OP yes YABVU it all depends where you come from, now I live in Cornwall they have strange words too. Like calibre for broccoli, I'm teasy, meaning I'm bad tempered. Sayings come from where you live etc

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