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Absolute scenes

Unbelievable/funny event

Usage: "Dave just ate 17 sausage rolls. Absolute scenes."

Ave it

Exclamation about something exciting

Usage: "Ave it!!!’ usually when kicking/throwing something really hard, or ‘Let’s ‘ave it!"

Angin

Hungover/rough/disgusting

Usage: "Can’t even get out of my pit. I feel ‘angin"

b b

Barm cake

Bun/bap

Usage: "Do you want a chip barm?"

Bobbins

Nonsense, rubbish

Usage: "You’re talking bobbins"

Brew

Cup of tea

Usage: "Make us a brew"

Butty

Sandwich

Usage: "I’ll have a corned beef butty, ta"

Buzzin’

Excited/extremely happy

Usage: "I’m buzzin’ about Saturday night"

c c

Cadge

Freeloading/begging/ scrounge. To get something without paying for it

Usage: "Can I cadge a fag?"

Chuddy

Chewing gum

Usage: "Gis us a stick of that chuddy"

Chufty badge

Invisible badge of honour for doing something insignificant

Usage: "What do yer want, a chufty badge or summat?"

Chuffed

Happy

Usage: "I’m dead chuffed, me"

Cob on

Annoyed/angry/sulking. Also strop on.

Usage: "What’s up with our Donna? She’s got a right cob on"

Cock

Term of endearment

Usage: "Ya’ll right cock?"

d d

Daft apeth

Fool/silly person

Usage: "Stop being such a daft apeth."

Dead

Extremely/very

Usage: "Them trainers are dead good"

Dibble

Police, law enforcement

Usage: "The dibble got him yesterday."

Dinner

Midday meal

Usage: "I’m going mam’s for my Sunday dinner"

Do one

Go away. Also, off you pop

Usage: "Oh just do one will ya"

Duds

Underpants

Usage: "You seen me duds, mam?"

f f

Fettled

Fixed/repaired/mended

Usage: "I’m taking my car to get fettled"

Fit

Tasty/Attractive

Usage: "That pie was well fit"

g g

Gaggin’

Thirsty

Usage: "I’m gaggin’ for a pint"

Give your ‘ead a wobble

To have a rethink

Usage: "Fish, chips, peas with pea wet? Give your ‘ead a wobble!"

Give over

Stop it/expression of disbelief

Usage: "Our Janet’s won lottery, Give over, she never has"

Ginnel

Back alley

Usage: "Look at Liam’s legs, he couldn’t stop a pig in a ginnel."

h h

HVPD

High Voltage Partial Discharge

Usage: "The guys who gave us this Manc Dictionary"

i i

Is it ecker’s like

To strongly disagree with something

Usage: "Mum: It’s going to be sunny tomorrow. You: Is it ecker’s like"

k k

Keks

Trousers

Usage: "Those are some snazzy keks"

l l

Lash (on the)

To go out and get drunk. Also, on the razz.

Usage: "We off out on the lash tonight?"

Lamp

To hit someone

Usage: "He was doing my ‘ead in so I lamped him"

m m

Mad fer it

Very excited about something

Usage: "Mad fer it!!!’ shouted before anything deemed exciting"

Mardy

Moody/surly/moaning

Usage: "He’s being a right mardy get"

Me

Used at the end of any sentence about yourself

Usage: "I love Corrie, me or I can’t be bothered, me."

Mingin’

Horrible/revolting/ unpleasant

Usage: "Those toilets are mingin"

Mint

Great, fantastic

Usage: "That new song is mint"

Mither

Bother/trouble/aggravation

Usage: "I can’t be mithered with all this"

Mooch

To wander around aimlessly

Usage: "We’re going for a mooch round town"

n n

Newtons

Teeth (Mancunian rhyming slang: Newton Heath = teeth)

Usage: "State of them Newtons on her"

Nowt

Nothing

Usage: "I ain’t done nowt wrong"

o o

Our kid

Term of affection for family member/close friend

Usage: "Ya’ll right our kid?"

Owt

Anything

Usage: "You don’t get owt for nowt"

p p

Peg it

To run/Flee

Usage: "Quick, peg it, the dibble’s coming"

Proper

Really

Usage: "‘It’s proper spitting now"

r r

Rank

Disgusting

Usage: "That pie was well rank"

s s

Salfords

Socks (Mancunian rhyming slang: Salford Docks = socks)

Usage: "Pull your Salfords up"

Scrikin’

Crying

Usage: "What’s up with our kid? He won’t stop scrikin"

Shut yer cake ‘ole

Be quiet

Usage: "The missus is doin’ my head in. I wish she’d shut her cake ‘ole."

Scoops

Alcoholic drinks

Usage: "You coming out for a couple of scoops?"

Scran

Food

Usage: "Are we getting some scran? Mi stomach think mi throat’s been cut"

Scrotes

Unsavory collection of youths usually up to no good. Also scallies

Usage: "Some little scrotes set fire to the bins again"

Snide

Tight/ungenerous

Usage: "Give us a fag, don’t be snide"

Sorted

Good, excellent

Usage: "Our kid’s getting a round in. Sorted!"

Sound

Good/decent

Usage: "He’s dead sound that bloke"

Soz

Sorry

Usage: "I dropped your kebab, soz"

Swear down

To tell the truth

Usage: "I swear down, I never touched it."

t t

Tea

Evening meal

Usage: "What’s for tea, mam?"

Top one

Excellent. Also nice one

Usage: "Top one our kid"

Town

Manchester

Usage: "We going up town tonight?"

u u

Us

Me

Usage: "Make us a butty"

w w

Well

Very

Usage: "That bird is well fit"

What it is, right

Used at the beginning of any sort of explanation. Also, the thing is, right.

Usage: "What is it, right, me boiler’s gone and the ‘ouse is freezing"

y y

Yer wot?

Pardon?

Usage: "I’m not going town tonight. Yer wot?"

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