6 November 2002
'Sound' Mancunian words wanted
"Ave it!": what a jolly good idea
wanted to get a really 'sound' Manc word or phrase in the dictionary?
Well, don't get your 'trolleys' in a twist - here's your chance.
Send in your Manc words now >>>
Collins English Dictionary is looking for dialect words from Manchester
to include in its latest edition as part of a regional campaign to
keep local language alive.
Holmes, a lexicographer from Harper Collins, says: "Obviously
we do have lots of dialect words but they tend to be from the past,
like keks, nowt, and owt".
a bazzin' book!
"So what we're looking for are ones that have been coined more
recently or ones that are more obscure."
We've had already loads of sound suggestions. So, if you want to know
what bingowings or cludgy mean.. then see
more Manc words >>>
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The Big Manc in Salford
Ragged - as in 'it is ragged', being of not good order. Wing-Nut -
a person of dubious intent/inteligence.
Angin - as in 'she/he is angin', being of not sound looks, should
be hanged (Hanging).
Buzzin - Being in a state of high spirits.
Aye - Excuse me sir!
Chip - to leave your current location, 'gotta chip, its my bath time...'
L in Prestwich, Manchester
Down my/our end-The area in which you live.
Buzzin-something good is gonna happen eg. it'll be a buzz, or someone
who is excited eg. he woz buzzin over it. In A Bit-Bye Bad-Good looking,
usually describing a girl go on a mooch-go on a really long walk around
the streets for no particular reason.
go on a trek/mission-go on a really long walk for a reason eg. 'lets
go to the park'...'Nah,it's a trek from ere!'
Dave in Manchester
yoghurt(s): - someone with a rather confused outlook on life; someone
who's view is opposed to your own; a group of people with whom you
have nothing in common and who's actions you find mildly amusing.
craig in england
aright our kid are you sorted?
tim in didsbury
bob on- meaning that's correct
bob off - to depart
Jez in Sydney, Australia
A few more of the many great words and sayings to come out of Manchester:
"Fir coat n' no knickers" - ie not got much but think they
"Blinder" - as in to do very well. "Get yer mad up"
- become angry.
"Dead" or "Well" - prefix of good, hard, soft,
drunk etc. M
anchester = "Town" as goin' to Town.
"Skennin lika a whelk" - not seeing all that well. "Tutty"
- lipstick/make-up in general.
Milla Urbana in Bury, Manchester
'ere are yo - hello
John Baxendale in Manchester
pure: lots of 'eads: people, from Heads (usually; "pure 'eads") cabbaged:
as in; "me heads cabbaged", I'm confused/strung out etc Chip Muffin:
A chip "Barm" as the rest of the planet seems to call it!
Rob in Salford
do one-go away turn it in-stop it caned or done in or hammered or
of the dials=had enough drugs moochin-getting about keeping dog-lookout
treating-sortin someone for a favour given nailed,drilled,tatters
deep all mean sexual intercourse. chucking a sausage up market street=sex
with lady who has plenty of experience
Sumaira in Rusholme
half dese words i aint herd ov! well 1 u defo 4got 2 mention was SAFE-
meaning ok EZZE- hi how r ya CHILLIN?-r u ok? BUM TINGZ- sexy guy/gyal
FIRIN- sexy guy/gyal MINT- gorjus and u can not 4get INNIT! -is it
not i use it alot! YARD- house! BOXED OFF- got a gyal or guys digits
DIGITS- number SPARZ- mates IN A BIT- bye
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