Posted by Gary on December 19, 2003
In Reply to: Cold weather and feeling parki ! posted by col on December 19, 2003
: Pub discussion centerd on the origins of this word. Surfing found this hugely interesting place ( sure to provide topics for future pub entertainment ). However to the point ... feeling parki / parky / parkie for feeling cold, or a an description of cold weather, " it's parki outside ".
: The best we could come up with is a relationship to the russian ( ? ) word "parka" for fur clothing. Usage slipping to "weather for parkas" or "parka type weather".
: Any opinions from the board welcome.
: Merry christmas to all
I think it's a Yorkshire word. People here use it frequently at this time of year. It's also common in the (UK) Midlands. I don't know the origin. There is a rich sticky ginger cake called parkin that is often eaten around these parts in winter. It may be connected to that.