- Favorite dialect / slang word
Liblab – old scouse slang for library – always smiled in election when they mentioned liblab coalition…….Posted 10 years ago
Some other I remember from Liverpool:
Bizzies – police
Bevvies – drinks
Leccie – electricity
Trainees – trainers
Trackees – tracksuit
Boxies – boxer shorts
LOL at geoffj!Posted 10 years ago
From the Janner textbook – relatives come out with these regularly…
Member ‘im to me”
“Fockin’ mentoe”Posted 10 years ago
Ayup me duckPosted 10 years ago
I do like being called "duck" by everyone you meet when i see my brother in Derby. I also liked being called "bro" by everyone when in New Zealand.Posted 10 years ago
Welsh greeting.Posted 10 years ago
Ho hum – Member
Horns (sp?) = hands, Scottish again
That would be hauns. Also jooks as in "pit up yer jooks" if wishing to engage in a fist fight, or "corrie-jookit" to describe being left-handed.
How about this one – ben the hoosePosted 10 years ago
I was surprised to find that some people outside Birmingham didn't know what The Cut was.Posted 10 years ago
I didn't realise it was just a local dialect word for the canal.
What DD said. Bristolians leave out certain syllables and add others where they're not needed.
Coleslaw – not the salad mayonnaise accompaniment but the Colston Hall – a gert proper place in the aerial.Posted 10 years ago
Air hellair, dez wen rair? – Alright mate do you like rowing?Posted 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
gah!Posted 10 years ago
A greeting, essentially, "How are you doing?" to which the response is
Aye… tyauvin on. (Aye tawin on) "Fine, thanks" or "juist tyauvin awaPosted 10 years ago
and more from up north:
A'm fair forfochten – I am very tired.
knapdarloch – dung hanging in knots in wool round a sheep's bottom
louns an quines (louns an queans) – Lads and lassies, boys and girls.Posted 10 years ago
SkedgePosted 10 years ago
wor, divvent, (more for Drac – it's another language really)Posted 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
'eckaslike – unlikely, as in "Will I 'eckaslike vote Tory"
'appen as mebbe (or just 'appen) – que sera, sera (albeit with a Yorkshire twang 😉 )Posted 10 years ago
FuddlePosted 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
whats stoor in scottish?Posted 10 years ago
as in "wipe the stoor from of tommorrows pies" a la billy connelly
Stoor – dirt IIRCPosted 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
"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 10 years ago
More Cornish – Emmitt/Grockle : mildly annoying tourist / person from up north. Note that to people in Cornwall London is north…..
I think you'll find that Emitt is a Cornish term whilst Grockle is the Devon term.Posted 10 years ago
Grockle is the Devon term
My mate from the Isle of Wight always used to call tourists / mainlanders grockles.Posted 10 years ago
It made my wife's day when she heard a blerk in Newcastle say "howay man woman man".Posted 10 years ago
whats stoor in scottish?
It means dust.Posted 10 years ago
BLETCH refers to the greasy black marks on my white ankle socks after riding my tricycle. Not sure if it was a local Potteries word, or came from the railway industryPosted 10 years ago
na'then ow'art awreet 8)Posted 10 years ago
i get strange looks in billericay when i say that 😯Posted 10 years ago
Gadgee, a person, workman, clerk etcPosted 10 years ago
Clemmy, stone, especially suitable sized for causing damage when thrown
Spoogy, common bird, often but not exclusively of the sparrow family
fud – central Scotland term for female private partsPosted 10 years ago
'Plodge' (paddle)Posted 10 years ago
'Clarts', (muddy puddles)ie, to 'plodge in the clarts'
'Ganzie' (wooly jumper)
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 10 years ago
andy ya big streak a piss
you forgot "here be's me, what?" a sign that your cohort has not fully understood what you were trying to convey in the converstationPosted 10 years ago
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