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Dialect Words

AGATE :- Her's gerr'in agate er mi ( She is getting on at me )

AGATE :- He's gett'n agate caw'in for mi. ( He has got in the habit of calling for me )

Origin:- Old Norse word Gata

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ACS :- "Acs him worr he waants" " ask him what he wants"

Old English ACSIAN to ask
or enquire

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AWOVARUCK "Ther front room looked weel, it was awovaruck"" Their front room looked well, it was very untidy"

They wer feight'in aw of a ruck.

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BLETHERYED :- He's a reight Bletheryed ( A person who is not very bright )

Old Norse BLATHRA

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BANT :-"Mi jackets bin'ter't cleaners un thiv tack'n awt bant eawt of it"

"My jacket has been to the cleaners and it does'nt have the same quality as before"

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BRAT :-"Thall need't wear a brat " ( an apron )

PINNY :- also an apron

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CACK :- "Mam, aahm goo'in forr a cack" ( Mother I am going to the toilet )

Also CACK handed ( Left handed person )

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CALE :- Keep thi cale in't queue. ( Keep your turn in the queue )

Don't lerr um cale thi. ( don't let them push in front of you )

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CLEMT or CLEMMED :- Aahm clemt dee'uth ( I am very hungry )

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CRACK ON :- Her knew summut burr her neyer cracked on. ( She knew something but she never said a word )

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DEG :- Aah mon deg mi plants or thill dee. ( I must water my plants or they will die )

Norwegian :- Deggja

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EEN :- Aah mon get mi een tested ( I must get my eyes tested )

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ESSHOLE :- Aah'l at clen th'esshole eawt. ( I will have to clean under the fire grate )

Probably stems from ASHOLE

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THREEUP :- To try to get one better than someone.
(Stop three'upping)

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FRADG'IN :- Gossiping.
(Watt'ch them theer wimm'in fradg'in) (Watch those women gossiping)

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WENCH'IN :- Going after the girls.
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BALLYWARCH :- Belly ache.
YEDWARCH :- Headache
TH'EARWARCH :- Earache.

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PETTY :- Outside Lavatory.

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THRUTCH'IN :- Struggling to pass a motion on the toilet.

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MEEMAW'IN :- Try to get someone to understand what you are saying by the use of facial expressions and hand language.

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