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.


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’


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’


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?’


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?’


Fettled: Fixed/ repaired/mended

Usage: «I’m taking my car to get fettled»

Fit: Tasty/Attractive

Usage: ‘That pie was well fit’


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.’


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’


Keks: Trousers

Usage: ‘Those are some snazzy keks’


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’


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’


Newtons: Teeth (Mancunian rhyming slang: Newton Heath = teeth)

Usage: ‘State of them Newtons on her’

Nowt: Nothing

Usage: ‘I ain’t done nowt wrong’


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’


Peg it: To run/Flee

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

Proper: Really

Usage: ‘It’s proper spitting now’


Rank: Disgusting

Usage: ‘That pie was well rank’


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.’


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?


Us: Me

Usage: ‘Make us a butty’


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’


Yer wot?: Pardon?

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