The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Monday, 29 June 2009

Lancashire Dialect

Just a few odd words in Lancashire dialect for those interested - most of these I recognise from my younger days .

Many, will no doubt, be not in use now as we progress rapidly through our high tech age and speech is more and more standardised .

doowerstop - thick sandwich

entry - narrow passage between houses

feart - feared, frightened

haupney - halfpenny

jiggered - exhausted, not working ( broken )

mardy - spoilt child

no nouse - lacking in intelligence

nowt - nothing

owt - anything

So there you have it ..........


1 comment:

Ackworth born said...

all these tha mention are much the same in yoksher dialect too - ah'm too jiggered in all this heat to add to t'list though.

Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940