Interested in Language
Does the bold text mean something like, "watch your step, you lubber"?
He was turning away from a large case of pottery when someone jostled him. Mr Meldrum, nerves on edge,
swung round wrathfully. An ill-favoured individual, smelling of garlic, returned his angry stare. ‘Nah then,
clumsy . . .!’
John Metcalfe, Mr. Meldrum´s Mania, 1925
Thank you very much.
Not a Teacher
Where did you get "you lubber" from?
"Nah then" means "Now then" - I'm not sure if it counts as dialectal or if it's simply a phonetic way or writing the way he pronounces "Now". "Now then" doesn't have a specific meaning but in the context you've given, I would say the whole thing means "Be careful; you seem to be a clumsy person (indicated by your bumping into me)".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.