Learning to speak English with Rich (aka Trickster)
Hi Peoples and welcome!!! :wave:
It has been suggested that I start this thread so we can all learn the meaning of some of the words I use ~ inorder that we all can speak English!!! :grin:
In the past I have used words or phrases for which their meanings may not have been clear or have had to be explained!! :wow:
It will be here from now on where you'll be able to find these words and their meanings!! :yes:
Everyone is free to post on here as normal but what I will do is keep a list - similar to Brian's A-Z list, which I will up date every so often!!! :yes:
Please note that some of the words are very English, whilst others are from our local dialect!!
AIS GAN YAM ~ Northern local dialect for 'I'm going home'
AWA ~ (pronounced hour) means over - the sausages are awa done!!
BACON BUTTY ~ Bacon sandwich (either on bread or toast)
BADGES ~ what you call pins
BARMY ~ daft / mad/ silly!!!!
BLIMEY ~ see Corr Blimey
BOOT ~ what you guys call a trunk on a car
BREW / CUPPA ~ a hot drink: ie Tea or Coffee (although we do also use it in reference to beer!!)
BUM ~ what you would refer to as Butt
CANNY ~ means clever, knowing, useful (he's a canny player)
CHEEKY ~ informal for don't be rude - don't be cheeky!!
CORR BLIMEY / BLOODY **** ~ Similar to OMG
CRIMBO ~ Northern slang for Christmas
PROPER CRIMBO ~ slang for 'Have a good Christmas'
CHIPPY ~ short for Fish & Chip Shop (They are similar to Harry Ramsden in Epcot!!)
CHINKY ~ slang for a chinese take away(some also do fish & chips!!)
CRISPS ~ what you would call chips!!
CRUMPET ~ is a like a soft flat cake made of a yeast mixture which is eaten toasted and covered in butter!!!!
CRUMPET (slang) ~ is a sexually attractive lady!!!
FLOWER ~ Northern slang fro a female person
FOOTIE ~ slang for English Football (soccer)
GAN ~ means go
GANNA ~ means going to
GEORDIE ~ Somebody from Newcastle (NE England)
GEYSER ~ London / southern England slang for a bloke!!
HECKY THUMP ~ northern slang for Oh! dear, never mind!!
HOLIDAY(S) ~ same as Vacation!!
HOOVER ~ same as vaccuum
HOWAY ~ means come on (howay, matey!!)
JELLY ~ same as jello
JUMPER ~ same as a sweater / sweatshirt
KNACKERED ~ tired
LIFT ~ same as elevator
LOO ~ Toilet!!
MEBBIE ~ means maybe
MO ~ short for moment (I'll be back in a mo!!)
MOBILE (phone) ~ Cell phone
NAAH ~ means know (you naah what I mean!!)
NAPPY ~ same as Diapper!! (although your word is much better!!)
NEE ~ means no (she's got nee chance)
NOWT ~ Northern slang and short for 'nothing'
OWLD ~ same as old
PILLOCK ~ slang for a stupid person!!
PINCH ~ slang for borrow (not as harsh as stealing!!)
PUND ~ same as pound as in an English pund £!!
RABBIT ON ~ saying for talking too much!!
REET ~ same as right (reet you are!!)
RINGING ~ same as calling (to ring someone - to call someone)
RUBBER ~ same as an eraser
SARNIE ~ slang for a Sandwich
SCOUSER ~ Somebody from Liverpool (NW England - Beatle Country!!)
SMART ~ as refering to something you like (I like that camera, it's smart!!)
STUFFED ~ forget it (ie to get stuffed - to forget it!!)
TA(R) MUCHLY ~Northern slang and short for Thank You very much (informal)
TAKE AWAY ~ same as Take Out
TAPS ~ what you call faucets
TEA ~ Northern term for Dinner (We say: Breakfast, Dinner (lunch) and Tea!!)
THICK ~ Dumb / stupid (...You thick person!!)
TRACKIES ~ Track Suit Bottoms
TRAINERS ~ same as sneakers
TRIPE ~ as in rubbish (it's a load of tripe what you just said!!)
WEE BAIRN ~ Northern local dialect for a small child/baby
WHILST ~ same as While
YE ~ same as you
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