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Some local phrases and sayings in the Wigan dialect, see how many you can work out. For the translation, hover your mouse over the word or phrase.

Izziterzerizziteez?
Does it belong to her or does it belong to him?
Ah wur fair clemm't
I was rather hungry
Gerreminagen!
Landlord, please replenish our glasses!
Ee's peed aw is munny up waw
He has spent all his money on beer
Sawreetferthee
It is all right for you.
Eezertizzond
He has hurt his hand.
Astbrowtitwithi?
Have you brought it with you?
Izyedzawshapes
He has a lumpy cranium.
Avaddabuttifermitay
I have had a sandwich for my tea.
Art breighkin um in fer an 'orse
Reference to large teeth.
Gulladowdlad!
Well done, sir!
Wivgettengutspleep
We have to go to sleep.
Aberragerralorravum
I bet I get a lot of them.
Weeaffertguffertbuzz
We must go now, our bus is due.
Astbinmenbin?
Have the refuse collectors called yet?
Eeeyafflaff
You have to laugh, don't you?
Izmiatonreet?
Is my hat straight?
Izeeonneeturn?
Is he working the night shift?
Narthenwoartdoin
Now then - what are you doing.
Willy Eckerslike
He will not.
Azzyettenworrizgetten?
Has he eaten what he's got?
Art suppin bowt?
Is your glass empty?
Eezgoowinwom
He is going home.
Eenose nowt abartit
He knows nothing about it.
Thar intit
That isn't it.
Geeuzakisswillta?
Would you give me a kiss?
Fotchmi a cheer
Bring me a chair.
Avennyofyerennyonyer?
Have any of you any on you? (of matches, money...)
Art cooertin?
Are you seeing a member of the opposite sex?
Eegettenrunnoar
He was hit by a vehicle.
 
And thanks to Jim Farrell for this one
Cont porr a ba agin a wa, yed it with thee yed and brast it?
Can you kick a ball against a wall, head it with your head and burst it?
 
Thanks to Nik for sending in three more...
As mi grammer yewst fert say
As my grandma used to say
Ast ad thi tay er dust wantsum?
Have you had your tea or do you want some?
Tha mornt gerront buzz bart payin, tha mon gerra tikit an sit thi darn
You musn't get on the bus without paying, you must get a ticket and sit down
 
Thanks to John Harris for these three...
Gud lad 'er
She's done well
Cont 'ear mi?
Can you hear me?
Art treydin 'neet?
Will you be courting a girl tonight?
 
Thanks to Neil Baxter for these funnies...
Bythekrystammaolteer!
By the Christ I'm mault here! (under pressure)
Ifthadunntztopskrykinthallgerranuthurcrakinaminit!
If you don't stop crying, you will get another smack in a minute
Wotswantfurtteeyafowertchippijuts?
What do you want for tea, before the chippy shuts
Artkouwdcuzaconolluspurranuthurbarontfeyerthanuz?
Are you cold because I can always put another bar on the fire for you
Woweegoowintdoonare?
What are we going to do now?
Thaleskrappinereburritscheyp!
Ale's not so good in here but it's cheap
Thakuntkatchklappinnabrothulthee!
You couldn't catch clap in a brothel
Biyeckurzabonniyunintur?
She's bonny, isn't she?
Contnotsyambizzyfurtminit!
Can't you see, I am busy for the minute
Ambarntgoowonclubwimibak!
I'm bound to go on the club with my back
Itfevversweelineer!
It favours well in here
Thawanntunayrkutamfershemtbisinwithi!
You need a haircut, I am ashamed to be seen with you
Idwerryanesturatsthatmun!
He'd eat a nest of rats, that man!
Chipsunpeywetalavunaskfersumskratchinsalbeebutrintbred
I'll have Chips and pea wet and ask for scratchins. I'll be buttering the bread
Alsithyafturttararfunar
I'll see you later, bye for now
Purranatonifthargoowinartcuzitscouyd
Put a hat on if you're going out because it is cold
 
Thanks to Alan Prior for...
amoniontheinthe
how many of you are there
akepgooinmazi
I keep going dizzy