Even more Wigan Speyk!

More local dialect submitted by Colin Burgess, Susan Sherwood and Steve Whittle.

Thanks to Colin Burgess, originally from Orrell and now living in Toronto, Canada - for his favourite Orrell and Billinge Speyk!

Estadunthee? - Have you finished?

Azeeeckazlike - No he has not.

Overheard at the urinals in the Foot at Billinge (circa 1980):-
Eezteeddropbluddydeeurd (wannatheezdays) - He is certain to drop down dead (one of these days).

Heard from a conductor on the Kitt Green bus (circa 1950):-
Ononnyonyerennyapenizonyer? - Doany of you have any half-pennies in your possession ?

And my very, very, favourite, heard from the legendary late Ozzie Peel of Orrell Post on hearing that his son had picked his future bride (circa 1965):-
Consheedo? - Can she clean house satisfactorily?


Thanks to Susan Sherwood for contributing 'Wiggin Terms', as used by her dad (1926-1975) and exported to Yorkshire via Goose Green and Pemberton.

Skull drag - Threat of oncoming violence. ie. All skulldrag thee.

Leather and Timber Kiss - Self explanatory, clogs involved.

Ginny Greenteeth, Icky Firebobby, Boggarts - Wigan phantoms and elves?

Red Clogs - Bogeyman who roamed the slag heaps (according to Dad, told to keep children away from lethal slag heaps).

Slap Butty - You can slap anything in a folded slice of bread.

Bo-Bo's - Go Bo-Bo's - ie. go to sleep.

Fot - Gorritfotdo - You have to go through these trials and tribulations.

My favourite by Cousin Clifford, to my dad
"Eh Uncle Dick, I've been fartin all day" - as in combat. Required quick translation to our neighbours, that went down in our family album.


Thanks to Steve Whittle, for the "Owd Ryme" and Wiganese:

Thowd chap sez cont dance, The old man asks me if I could dance,
Asez who, I ask him, who is he talking to?
Ee sez thee, He replies you,
A sez me, I ask him me? (Looking rather surprised)
Ee sez I, He replies yes,
A sez now, I reply no,
Ee sez o ta. He replies thank you.
 
There cat peed up ar ginel. They are a distant relative.

Thanks to Alan Sutton for this funny:

I was playing snooker with a broad speaker and after a shot that bounced the ball's all over the table and finally potting a red he said "tha dint gu fer that dit". I was curled up with laughter.


Thanks to Kate Lawson for sending:

My grandma (a very old Orrell lady) used to say "he's been cut round th'ad butt". Which apparently means 'he had a hair cut'. It took some some explaining!


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