Como cualquier país, Inglaterra tiene muchos acentos y palabras típica de cada zona. Si tienes curiosidad por saber algunas de los mancunianos (personas residentes en manchester), o si tienes pensado viajar allí, creo que este post te va a servir. Si conoces alguna más, no dudes en comentar o mandarnos un mail para actualizar.


A

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

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

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

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

Fettled: Fixed/ repaired/mended

Usage: “I’m taking my car to get fettled”


Fit: Tasty/Attractive

Usage: ‘That pie was well fit’

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.’


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

Keks: Trousers

Usage: ‘Those are some snazzy keks’


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

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’ ‘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

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

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

Peg it: To run/Flee

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


Proper: Really

Usage: ‘It’s proper spitting now’


R

Rank: Disgusting

Usage: ‘That pie was well rank’


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

Tea: Evening meal

Usage: ‘What’s for tea, mam?’


Top one: Excellent. Also nice one

Usage: ‘Top one our kid’


Town: Manchester

‘We going up town tonight?


U

Us: Me

Usage: ‘Make us a butty’


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

Yer wot?: Pardon?

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