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I got called a dingle the other day

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  1. ricki herberts moustache

    ricki herberts moustache Just doesn't shut up

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    Other week I was at a local game, wearing my wolves shirt, it was Canterbury United v Wellington Phoenix.

    boring game.

    Anyhow and some english guy (who is a wba fan it turns out) comes up to me and yells out calling me a dingle in front of all his mates.

    should I be proud? angry?

    what even is a dingle :D

    I looked at him in a bemused way, felt pity for him and then ignored him

    was he being friendly? or picking a fight :D

    he came up to me later and struck up a conversation as footy fans do but I was still wondering what his game was

    I said to him look mate I'm a kiwi and i dont know what you're on about but you english lads are mad.

    help me out for next time please guys so I know what to do!
     
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  2. North West Wanderer

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    Tell him you may be a dingle but that at least you don't **** your sister. :top:
     
  3. WalsallWolf

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    A Walsall fan referred to me as a Dingle the other day. Yes, you heard that right, a bloody Walsall fan - the team who have a market outside there "ground."

    That's when you know not to take any notice of it. Strangely it has actually quite grown on me over the years.
     
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    Quite easy, he wasn't being friendly so just smack him one!
     
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    UK football fans are hard case: you're all a bunch of nutters I think :D

    we are just too cruisey here in NZ to give too much of a toss about anything...unless we are playing the aussies! Then it is game on.
     
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    Just give him a nice friendly slap.
     
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    Id rather be a dingle than a ... yeah you get that 4 letter word
     
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    The Dingles are a chavvy, trampy and lowlife family from a UK soap named Emmerdale, they drive around in a bashed up old van and live in a grotty old farmhouse. One day a West Brom fan thought it would be funny to label us Wolves fans as Dingles, with no intelligent reason behind it at all, and somehow it caught on and hey presto they'd found a hilarious nickname for us.

    When challenged, I've yet to hear the same answer twice from any Albion fan, furthermore proving the nickname to be a big steaming pile of horse manure.

    I believe that's about as close to the truth as possible, if anybody can come up with a more accurate story, with a proper reason for the nickname then I'd love to hear it.
     
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    Dingle was all I was ever called at school. I grew quite fond of it. Just harmless banter.
     
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    I think it was a Preston & Burnley thing originally, something about people living out in the Dales, schooling there own children & marrying cousins etc.
     
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    thanks for the explanation

    well on the upside it is better than being a Ken Barlow I guess :D

    Imagine that: a trend starting before the days of hash tags and tw$tter. Kids wouldnt believe it possible these days
     
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    This thread isn't serious, surely? A Wolves fan and you don't even know about the Bennies and the Dingles? I'm stunned!!!!
     
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    Just his sheep:D
     
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    Surprised you saw one, and you say he had mates?
    They're as rare as hen's teeth over here, not seen or heard of one since I emigrated here 3 years ago.
    Met about 6 Wolves fans.
     
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    Must admit I've no idea what that's about.
     
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    Burnley's always what I've thought it was.
     
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    I find the standard reply of I'd rather be a dingle than a $$$$ is sufficient.
     
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    There's an area of Liverpool called the Dingle.
     
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    From my Royal Navy days a dingle was that tiny bit of the stuff that came out of your bum and stuck to the hairs around the orifice! Perhaps not the best explanation but don't want to upset the mods! I've always thought of it as that rather than previous explanations given.
     
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    Bennie from Crossroads, the thick Brummie.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The Pogues even made a song about us..'Dingle Regatta'.
     
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    Next time turn and say, calmly;

    "I'd rather be a dingle than a $$$$"
     
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    Yes, yes Miss Diane...!
     
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    Some $$$$e fans when called Tesco's were happy to be associated with a very successful supermarket business

    Look at the poor state of Tesco's finances now
     
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    Not sure I can believe this story at all.

    If true this means a benny can not only talk but has the ability to be let outside.:D
     
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    Who cares...Je Suis une Dingle
     
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    Im a kiwi remember :eek:

    the nuances of bennies and dingles are not lost on me but however as I don't come from the Black Country the implications of being called such names is not so clear to me :D
     
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    he had mates alrite, and they all seemed related and were holding hands
     
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    I hate the term. Don't just accept it and wear it with sarcasm! It's $$$$
     
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    speaking of things from New Zealand: I just went to order a wolves shirt from the online shop and they want to charge me 15 pounds to send one replica shirt out. It can be sent for half that

    sounding like a penny pincher here because I probably am
     
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    I did that and it took over 3 weeks to arrive.....came in normal postage at that price.

    Meanwhile you can order clothes from M&S on a Tuesday night and it can arrive at your door in Australia on the Friday morning, for nothing !
    Never seen anything like it, an unbelievable service. Even a courier would struggle to get a parcel here in that time.
     
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    yeh they have put the postage cost up as when I got a shirt a few years back postage costs were fair I thought.

    Now to NZ it is 15 quid for one shirt, 20 quid postage if you order two!

    So I have put off buying one in the meantime
     
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    Surely thats DangleBerries... Much similar to TagNuts (my personal favourite)
     
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    I remember it as 'dingleberry' but then again I left the Fleet Air Arm in 1966 and the memory isn't as good as it used to be!!
     
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    Not exactly true. Burnley fans were first christened 'Dingles' by Blackburn in reference to the Emmerdale family and their supposed similarity in behaviour. B'ham City fans latched onto and started calling Wolves Dingles on the radio WM phone in back in the early to mid 90's. It became amusing to Paul Franks who queried it each time it was mentioned and Albion fans soon picked up on it. So at best it's a second-hand tag for Burnley but it somehow managed to stick to us. Funnily enough, Burnley fans refer to their games against us as the 'dingle derby'.
     
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    Well if the cap fits etc etc :D

    Indeed it was Blackburn fans who first started calling Burnley fans Dingles - I believe because the actor who plays Zack Dingle is a Burnley fan / or is from Burnley / or both.

    Albion fans soon cottoned on and decided it was an apt name for yow lot, and like you say it just stuck.

    Never heard the Blues bit though.
     
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    Fixed that for you
     
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    I think West brom fans really have a cheek to be honest Sandwell is a scut hole and makes Wolverhampton look nice.
     

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