HVPD Present the
Usage: "Dave just ate 17 sausage rolls. Absolute scenes."
Exclamation about something exciting
Usage: "Ave it!!!’ usually when kicking/throwing something really hard, or ‘Let’s ‘ave it!"
Usage: "Can’t even get out of my pit. I feel ‘angin"
Usage: "Do you want a chip barm?"
Usage: "You’re talking bobbins"
Cup of tea
Usage: "Make us a brew"
Usage: "I’ll have a corned beef butty, ta"
Usage: "I’m buzzin’ about Saturday night"
Freeloading/begging/ scrounge. To get something without paying for it
Usage: "Can I cadge a fag?"
Usage: "Gis us a stick of that chuddy"
Invisible badge of honour for doing something insignificant
Usage: "What do yer want, a chufty badge or summat?"
Usage: "I’m dead chuffed, me"
Annoyed/angry/sulking. Also strop on.
Usage: "What’s up with our Donna? She’s got a right cob on"
Term of endearment
Usage: "Ya’ll right cock?"
Usage: "Stop being such a daft apeth."
Usage: "Them trainers are dead good"
Police, law enforcement
Usage: "The dibble got him yesterday."
Usage: "I’m going mam’s for my Sunday dinner"
Go away. Also, off you pop
Usage: "Oh just do one will ya"
Usage: "You seen me duds, mam?"
Usage: "I’m taking my car to get fettled"
Usage: "That pie was well fit"
Usage: "I’m gaggin’ for a pint"
To have a rethink
Usage: "Fish, chips, peas with pea wet? Give your ‘ead a wobble!"
Stop it/expression of disbelief
Usage: "Our Janet’s won lottery, Give over, she never has"
Usage: "Look at Liam’s legs, he couldn’t stop a pig in a ginnel."
High Voltage Partial Discharge
Usage: "The guys who gave us this Manc Dictionary"
To strongly disagree with something
Usage: "Mum: It’s going to be sunny tomorrow. You: Is it ecker’s like"
Usage: "Those are some snazzy keks"
To go out and get drunk. Also, on the razz.
Usage: "We off out on the lash tonight?"
To hit someone
Usage: "He was doing my ‘ead in so I lamped him"
Very excited about something
Usage: "Mad fer it!!!’ shouted before anything deemed exciting"
Usage: "He’s being a right mardy get"
Used at the end of any sentence about yourself
Usage: "I love Corrie, me or I can’t be bothered, me."
Usage: "Those toilets are mingin"
Usage: "That new song is mint"
Usage: "I can’t be mithered with all this"
To wander around aimlessly
Usage: "We’re going for a mooch round town"
Teeth (Mancunian rhyming slang: Newton Heath = teeth)
Usage: "State of them Newtons on her"
Usage: "I ain’t done nowt wrong"
Term of affection for family member/close friend
Usage: "Ya’ll right our kid?"
Usage: "You don’t get owt for nowt"
Usage: "Quick, peg it, the dibble’s coming"
Usage: "‘It’s proper spitting now"
Usage: "That pie was well rank"
Socks (Mancunian rhyming slang: Salford Docks = socks)
Usage: "Pull your Salfords up"
Usage: "What’s up with our kid? He won’t stop scrikin"
Usage: "The missus is doin’ my head in. I wish she’d shut her cake ‘ole."
Usage: "You coming out for a couple of scoops?"
Usage: "Are we getting some scran? Mi stomach think mi throat’s been cut"
Unsavory collection of youths usually up to no good. Also scallies
Usage: "Some little scrotes set fire to the bins again"
Usage: "Give us a fag, don’t be snide"
Usage: "Our kid’s getting a round in. Sorted!"
Usage: "He’s dead sound that bloke"
Usage: "I dropped your kebab, soz"
To tell the truth
Usage: "I swear down, I never touched it."
Usage: "What’s for tea, mam?"
Excellent. Also nice one
Usage: "Top one our kid"
Usage: "We going up town tonight?"
Usage: "Make us a butty"
Usage: "That bird is well fit"
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"
Usage: "I’m not going town tonight. Yer wot?"