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The following have been quoted from a book on Lancashire dialect, so come on you fellow Lancastrians get translating!. This half dozen is enough for now.

 

1. ‘Er Alick keeps a badger’s shop,An teyches Sunday schoo’’

 

2. ‘A bally’s wo’th nowt iv id fail, To werm the verra cowdest ale.

 

3. ‘Come whoam! Bi sharp! Pig’s fo’n i’ t’ cut!’

 

4.‘It gwos again my pluck to dee, An’ lev her wick beheend me’

 

5.‘There’s some fooak are olez on t’ chunner, an’ there’s nob’dy can tell wot abeawt’

 

 

6. ‘Thi’n th’ biggest meawths i’ yon country at ever I seed clapt under a lip! Aw hove one on ‘em

 

his yure up, to see if his meawth went o’r reawnd; but he knockt mo into th’ slutch’

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The following have been quoted from a book on Lancashire dialect, so come on you fellow Lancastrians get translating!. This half dozen is enough for now.

 

1. ‘Er Alick keeps a badger’s shop,An teyches Sunday schoo’’

 

3. ‘Come whoam! Bi sharp! Pig’s fo’n i’ t’ cut!’

 

5.‘There’s some fooak are olez on t’ chunner, an’ there’s nob’dy can tell wot abeawt’

 

 

 

 

1 The lady's husband/brother/son Alec keeps a shop that sells badgers, he also teaches at Sunday School

 

3. Come home quickly, the pig has fallen into the canal

 

5. There are some people who never stop talking even though nobody can identify what they are talking about.

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‘Er Alick keeps a badger’s shop,An teyches Sunday schoo’

is a line from the poem Eawr Folk written by Edwin Waugh - translation:-

Our alec keeps a grocer's shop and teaches sunday school.

badger being the word for grocer.

 

Er(our) johnny gi's (gives) his mind to books (read a lot)

Er Abramstudies plants -

he caps the dule for moss an' fern,

An growing polyants, (polyanthus)

For aught abeawt mechaninkin' (for anything about mechanics)

Er Ned's the very lad,

My Uncle Jamie roots (searches) i' th' stars,

enough to drive him mad.

 

Er Alick keeps a badger's (grocer's) shop,

An teyches sunday schoo'

Er Joseph's welly blynt (almost blind) poor lad,

Er timothy's afoo,

He's tried three different maks o'trades,

an olez(always) miss'd his tip (throw),

But then he is the prattiest whistler ( the best whistler)

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.‘It gwos again my pluck to dee, An’ lev her wick beheend me’

 

It goes against my course (courage) to die and leave her alive behind me.

 

 

‘There’s some fooak are olez on t’ chunner, an’ there’s nob’dy can tell wot abeawt’

 

There are some folk who are always having a mutter and there is nobody can tell what about. (understand what they are saying)

 

‘Thi’n th’ biggest meawths i’ yon country at ever I seed clapt under a lip! Aw hove one on ‘em

 

You have one of the bigget mouths in the country I have ever seen under a lip. I have one of them.

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You seem like a good old Lancashire lass Cleo. - meant as a compliment. Learned my Lancastrian from my auntie Lizzie on Hume Street. She was the real deal, old mill girl, wore clogs and a shawl and smoked two packs a day. Clogged it down to the off licence every night at six o'clock for the family beer, one enamel jug of mild and one of bitter.

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The mother-in-law went to the Coach & Horses on Liverpool Road every evening for two jugs of beer and a bottle of Guinness for her and the father-in-law every evening what ever the weather.

Cleo top of the class your a very talented linguist :wink: and Eagle and Stall, looks like you are both very adept Lancastrian speakers.

For those who have not discovered the site where the sentences that I quoted are from here is the link:

 

http://dunkerley-tuson.co.uk/glossarylancsdialect.aspx

 

on this site is another link

 

http://www.gerald-massey.org.uk/index.htm

 

that will take you on to another site containing about 32 authors of the Victorian era with numerous ebooks that you may read, well worth exploring.

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