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The Northern Slang Dictionary – UK

This is for anyone daan saath in the UK or anyone else around the world!

Nah = I don’t think so

Innit = It really is, isn’t it

You daft bugger = You silly sausage

Fannying about = Faffing around for longer than is necessary when packing a bag etc.

Y’right? (Are you alright) = Hello

Ta = Thank you

See ya = Goodbye

The big light = The main light overhead

Solid = Really rather difficult

Settee = Sofa/couch

Under the stairs = The pantry/larder/broom cupboard

The buttons = TV remote, as in “chuck us the buttons”

Goin t’shop = Could be any or all of the shops in the immediate area

Our kid = A person who may or not be your brother

Mate = Bro

Going out = Properly going out on the town for the night

Kecks = Pants or trousers

Bumped into = Accidentally came across an old acquaintance

Tuuuune! = Really fantastic song

Fod = Forehead or head

Wankered = Really rather inebriated

Throne = Toilet

Mashed = Confused, drunk, hungover or stressed “as in ‘my heads mashed”

Muppet = Idiot

Chilly = Almost but not quite cold

Spitting = Raining a little

Hammering down = Raining very heavily

Baps = Big, round, bread buns used for butties or slang for boobs

Buttie = Something like sausages with HP sauce inside a bap

Dinner = Lunch

Tea = Evening meal

The pots = The washing up of the pots and pans

Rank = Really quite disgusting

The lurgie = Sickness as in “Don’t come too close I’ve caught the lurgie”

Brew = Cuppa = Cuppa tea

Ginnel = Back passage


6 responses to “The Northern Slang Dictionary – UK”

  1. Sabina Sher Avatar

    Hahaha I LOVE all of these! I always say kecks to my southern friends and they’re like ‘You WHAT!?” haha!

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Hahaa! My bloke calls them strides but he’s not sure if that’s American.


  2. misspond Avatar

    Haha great post! Some of these do apply to southerners too 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Haylee Avatar

    Haha, big light! I think a lot of these apply to all us lot up north – I certainly use many of those over here in Yorkshire! Bread buns though in my neck of the woods (which also doubles as boob slang!)

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Haha, really, I’m gonna have to start using that lol I’ve expanded the tittle to Up North in general now.

      Liked by 1 person

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