The above catchphrase appears to be the greeting of choice at present for my teenagers.
It has been made popular by the BBC show Gavin and Stacey(which I love) which is set in Essex and Barry Island in the Vale of Glamorgan. I grew up in Rhoose and went to school in Barry, so whilst I have quite a bland accent I do have the occasional times when it is pretty obvious where I am from. Ruth Jones who plays Nessa is a brilliantly funny actress and her accent in the show is very Barry but very strong Barry and sometimes when I say something I think OH MY GOSH.....I SOUND JUST LIKE NESSA!
It seems that the series has been picked up by an American company and will be re-made for an American audience.
NESSA-WHAT DOES THAT SIGN SAY?
THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR.....
I was awoken at 3:50am and I was being KICKED IN THE HEAD(repeatedly)!
It was the 7 year olds way of saying her sock had come off and she was showing me her bare foot to let me know. After searching fruitlessly for the said sock I found it easier to give her my own socks, within seconds she was again sleeping peacefully-strange child!