4 years ago
19 words and phrases only true northerners will understand
If it sounds like a different language, it's probably because it is. Who needs Queen's English when you've got northern English?
Here are 19 words and phrases everyone from the north will know...
Usage: Just nipping the chippy for some scran?
Meaning: Moody person
Usage: Cheer up buggerlugs, scran's on the way.
Meaning: To get angry.
Usage: You'd better clean the dishes, Dave, or mum will see her arse when she gets in.
Meaning: Socks (rhyming slang with Salford Docks)
Usage: Put on your wolly Salfords, son, it's Baltic out today.
Meaning: Close the door.
Usage: Put wood int' 'ole, love, it's blowing a gale.
Meaning: Lazy person (slummocking can also be used as a verb).
Usage: Get your Salfords on, you slummock.
Usage: Nice trabs, mate, they must be new?
Meaning: To trouble, bother or irritate someone (also 'oin').
Usage: She's been mithering me to go t'pictures to see that new X-Men flick.
Meaning: You idiot.
Usage: Stop mithering me, you quilt.
Usage: Steve's down the Ozzy, he got in a scrap down't Lion's Head apparently.
Meaning: The stairs.
Usage: Take the dancers, they're quicker than the lift.
Meaning: Teeth (rhyming slang with Newton Heath).
Usage: Stop mouthing off you gobshite or I'll knock your Newtons out.
Usage: I was on the netty all night, that scran was rancid.
Meaning: Don't bother.
Usage: If you want my advice, he's a right quilt. Deaf it.
Usage: There's no netty round here, but you can go down't ginnel.
Meaning: Fixed (in broad terms).
Usage: He looked rough yesterday, but he's in fine fettle today.
Meaning: The Police (reference to a character from Top Cat).
Usage: Hide down't ginnel, the dibble are on the way.
Meaning: Someone who has made an error.
Usage: You pillock, now the dibble will be all over you.
(Full phrase: Where there's muck, there's brass).
Meaning: Good money can be made from dirty jobs.
Usage: Cleaning out the festival shithouses might be rotten graft, but where there's muck, there's brass.