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To ask what on earth the phrase Oi! Oi! Saveloy! means??!!!!

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StirlingWork Mon 25-May-20 15:39:57

I've seen it on social media and it just doesn't make any sense!

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DustyMaiden Mon 25-May-20 15:42:36

Hello sausage, with rhyming.

PeskyRooks Mon 25-May-20 15:43:25

It's just a greeting! Some of my older relatives say this. It's no different from 'Eh up or any other regional greeting.

VioletCharlotte Mon 25-May-20 15:43:35

It's just rhyming slang. Shouting 'Oi' is like 'Hey'. So 'Oi, Oi Saveloy!'

It's very laddish!

StirlingWork Mon 25-May-20 15:44:27

DustyMaiden - I can safely I don't think I'd ever have cause to use it!!!!

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Rockbird Mon 25-May-20 15:45:49

Same sort of thing as 'see you later alligator'

StirlingWork Mon 25-May-20 15:46:34

It's very laddish

I associate this phrase with the same demographic that would go for a Cheeky Nando's with the Archbishop of Banterbury and the Bantersaurus Rex/ or alternatively James Corden's character in Gavin and Stacey

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MuthaClucker Mon 25-May-20 15:53:41

Same sort of thing as 'see you later alligator'


Standupthisisnotateaparty Mon 25-May-20 15:56:19

I though it was a ‘dan saff’ term. I don’t know anyone who uses this term where I live.

timeforteea Mon 25-May-20 15:58:25

We say that all the time round here as a joke, not serious.

gingganggooleywotsit Mon 25-May-20 15:59:11

I thought it was something 'geezers' said in the 80s! Never heard it since then!

Grumpylockeddownwoman Mon 25-May-20 15:59:56

Haha it’s rather “old school” really. Remember saying this at school if a “fit” bloke was around.

ScarfLadysBag Mon 25-May-20 16:00:24

Haha, my best friend and I say it to each other all the time. We are boringly bourgeois. grin

Sparklesocks Mon 25-May-20 16:15:33

It’s essentially a ‘wahey!!!!’ type exclamation. My dad (60s, SE London) says it sometimes if greeting a mate in the pub.

DollyDoneMore Mon 25-May-20 16:26:13

Del Boy.

PhewMitchew Mon 25-May-20 16:26:56

Haha it’s rather “old school” really. Remember saying this at school if a “fit” bloke was around.


Grumpylockeddownwoman Mon 25-May-20 16:28:37

Oh and am from se London

ILikeyourHairyHands Mon 25-May-20 16:29:16

I believe it is a term of friendly greeting employed in the SE of England.

BlusteryLake Mon 25-May-20 16:31:44

It's from Essex/Thames Estuary. Joe Wicks says it at the beginning of some of his workouts!

Picklesprout Mon 25-May-20 16:46:11

Live in Essex and hear it occasionally, sometimes say it myself, it's just used in a jokey way I find but I've never really got it myself!

StirlingWork Mon 25-May-20 16:57:49

Be honest can't you see 'Smiffy' from Gavin and Stacey saying this phrase! It's like it was made for him!!

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StirlingWork Mon 25-May-20 16:59:09

ILikeyourHairyHands - ah but is it predominantly uttered in 'RP'?

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StirlingWork Mon 25-May-20 17:00:14

BlusteryLake - I need to listen to some of his workouts!

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WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Mon 25-May-20 19:48:24

It's the Greek translation of "Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?"

I'd only ever expect to hear an extremely highbrow, very highly educated scholar quoting it.

Apparently, it's also JRM's 'safe-word' whenever his wife wants to try something new and a little more risque in the bedroom.

Grumpos Mon 25-May-20 19:54:26

It’s not so much of a greeting as a bit of cheeky banter.
I wouldn’t say it to my dad instead of hello for example
You shout it at the fit lads out the top deck of a bus...

It’s a southern thing. A 90s thing.

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