The Manchester dialect is one of a kind, with the remnants of its industrial past making it still so distinctive to this day! Which of these local sayings do you use?
Put wood int ‘ole – shut that door!
Fish, chips and peas with pea wet – fish, chips and peas with the water they’re cooked in
Sat like a piffy on a rock – sat waiting for someone to arrive
My stomach thinks my throat’s been cut – I’m hungry!
Dicky mint – a bit strange
Go for a mooch – go on a walk
Down our end – where we live
I’m sweating cobs – I’m really hot
Haven’t the foggiest – I haven’t got a clue
Corporation pop – tap water
That’s bobbins – That’s not very good
Bob on – That’s correct
Piece of cake – easy
Crack on – get on with it
Bang out of order – not right
Playing whalley – playing football against the wall
Use your swede – use your head
Telling chinnies – telling lies
Pots fer rags – silly
Our kid – close friend/ sibling
Lothert – very warm
Give yer ‘ed a wobble – have a rethink
Your hair is full o’ lugs – your hair is very knotted