- Favorite dialect / slang word
MilitantGraham – Member
I was surprised to find that some people outside Birmingham didn't know what The Cut was.
I didn't realise it was just a local dialect word for the canal.
That's not just a local word http://www.geograph.org.uk/article/The-Greenock-CutPosted 9 years agoLuckyJimMember
Fit fit fits fit fit?
[Dundee/Angus Coast/Aberdeen – potentially said in a shoeshop to enquire "which shoe fits which foot?"]
[Dundee – in the bakery, after ordering a "peh" or "bridie", deciding that "Yes indeed, I would also care for an onion-filled version of this fine pastry-based delicay, if you would be so kind".]
😆Posted 9 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
Winchin' – attempting to become romantically entangled with one of the opposite (or same 8) ) sex (mid – north east Scotland, esp. Dundee, where every sentence must be followed by; "is it?")
Peedie – small, or miniscule (Orkney – as uttered by father after a few Highland Park's eg.) that's an awfy peedie package in yer haund)
Nip'na'hauf – single whisky & a half pint (north east, again)Posted 9 years agoMr AgreeableMember
I like "nesh" a lot, and as far as I know there's no equivalent word in mainstream English for the annoying woman in your office who insists on putting the heating on even when it's 23 degrees out.
"Squinny" is good too, it's used by people from Portsmouth and means a person who moans a lot.Posted 9 years agoduckmanSubscriber
beat me to it jim!
it a but went in meh eh;eh nearly dehd; Gosh! that was a near miss as that boisterous young chap threw his empty port glass across the bar in the Ivanhoe.Why in fact it just missed my eye,which could have hurt a tad!
Awa an leh in yir ane pish; I would like to conclude this discussion into the finer points of pre/post tribulation rapture,if you don't mind.
Both oarry,Dundee dialectPosted 9 years agoodannyboyMember
apparently the nhs put together a "handbook" of dielect for "foreign" doctors working in strong dielect areas of the uk so they had a fighting chance of making a diagnosis.
e.g. "tha wee bairns bin fair greetin al nict!"
meaning; "my small child has been crying all night".Posted 9 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
deadlydarcy – Member
Personally, and I know it's not obscure, I love "eejit" which comes from an old Irish pronunciation of "idiot". Care must be taken when using without an Irish accent though.
Needs preceeeding by a decent **** though – as in "you wee **** eejit, you….", a term I've heard from my father for a significant portion of my 40 years, usually associated in my younger years with some minor drama that involved something being broken at some point somewhere around me!Posted 9 years agoMrs ToastMember
"Sitar", used as a non-committal response in conversations – usually when you can't be bothered to actually listed to the other person, but just want to make vague noises of agreement. Squadged up version of "That's it, ar".
"Don't like the new government much!"
"Sitar".Posted 9 years agoandyl46Member
Some Belfast slang
Melt (I'll knack yer melt in, wee lad): Threat of violence
Wind yer neck in (also "catch yerself awn"): Dont be so silly
Are you away? (similarly "Is that you?"): Are you leaving shortly?
Keep 'er lit: A parting statement, or encouragement
…,so it is: Usually placed at the end of a sentance to infer sincerity (thats a lovely dress, so it is) except its used at the end of most sentances
Wee: usually meaning small, but is used as an adjective for anything in Belfast. "Would you like a wee cup of tea/bag for that/pint/slap round the bake? etc
Suckin' Diesel: Particularly good.
Ye gettin?: Are you being served?
For authenticity, swear often and randomly.Posted 9 years ago
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