Learn Lancastrian / Lancashire accent



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You know I was once told the following by one of my bosses “Mike, you´re an intelligent lad and you´ll go far if you could just lose your accent”

My response to this was something along the lines of “What the **** has my accent got to do with the price of fish?” I didn´t work there very long, my boss was an idiot!

Its not the only time I´ve been told my accent is a problem, when I worked for Ocean software I used to work on the customer service line and was told a few times by customers, “I´m sorry I don´t understand your accent”, Mind you the other lad I used to work with had a broad mancunian accent and once received a letter from a satisfied client which read “The phone was answered by the most aggressive man with a mancunian accent……although he did solve my problem, many thanks.”

I dont sound like George Formby and I don´t see my accent as a problem as even my Japanese wife and her English speaking friends and family can understand me if I don´t speak in slang.

However if I do speak in slang, then unless your another Lancastrian then you may not understand. This is why I have included a few Lancastrian phrases and words so that you might understand any words I say to you.

My accent is part of who I am, I am a Lancastrian, and it says so on my Birth Certificate.

Place of Birth: Littleborough, Lancashire.
Checkout this website for Confirmation – The friends of real Lancashire

Anyway here´s a brief guide to the Lancastrian accent (This is a work in progress and will be added to from time to time)

Anyone looking for someone to voice over an article, advert or film then I am available for voice over work and you can contact me about it here: http://www.mykp.co.uk/contact-mike-porter/

Lancastrian English Listen
art al´reet are you alright? play
Nowt nothing play
Ath at the
Amust I must
Art are you
Ast have you
As´tha do you have play
Awlreet alright
Babby baby
Barmpot idiot/simpleton play
Benny go mad/ throw a tantrum play
Bickering argueing play
Bout without
Bowt bought (pronounced bow t) play
Bowton Bolton play
Brass money play
Britchies breeches play
Browt brought
Burrie Bury play
Butty Sandwich play
Buzz Bus play
Cack anded clumsy play
Cakehole mouth play
Champion good as in I´m good/well play
Compin chewing play
Chuck throw something, also used to address an associate, ow do chuck? play
Clobber item of clothing / To hit some one play
play
Clowt item of clothing / To hit some one play
Cob on annoyed play
Corporation pop tap water play
Cowd cold play
Dust do you (as in “Dust tha like that”) play
D ya like that? Did you like that (Catchphrase of Fred Dibnah esq) play
Ees he play
Eigh up move up play
Etten eaten (Ged it etten) play
Feight fight play
Flummoxed flustered play
Forrin foreign play
Foyer fire (as in “Chuck it in foyer”) play
Frabbin struggling (stop frabbin an givit ere)
Fratch argue play
Fust first
Gi give play
Ginnel passage between houses play
Gob mouth (shut tha gob) play
Gooin going
Gormless somebody whos slow (ees gormless) play
Gowd gold
Gradley good (reet gradley) play
Gronny grandma
Guduz good as play
Havin kittens worried (ees avin kittens)
Hauf half play
Heause house
Heyt height play
Hoo she
Howd hold play
Howdim hold him (As in “You howdim well I kick im inth knackers”) play
Im him play
Imbook hymnbook play
Int isn´t, is not play
Inth into the / in the play
Iti al´reet are you alright? play
Itwer it was play
Jiggered exhausted play
Lang long play
Lanky Lancashire
Larn learn
Leet light play
Lerrim let him play
Loife life
Loike like
Lugs ears play
Mardy spoilt child play
Met might
Meyt meat play
Mi´sen myself play
Mi´sel myself
Missus Mrs, the wife
Moggy cat
Moither annoy (stop moitherin´ me) play
Mon man
Monny many
Musta must I play
Nay no play
Neet night play
Nesh cold (man its nesh) play
Noddy fool play
No nouse lack of intelligence play
Nought nothing
Nouse sense
Nowt nothing play
Oi I
Our peg my wife play
Owd old play
Owdo How do you do play
Owdonabit slow down, just a moment play
Owt anything play
Owtelse anything else play
Papper paper
Parky cold play
Peawnd pound
Po fagged exhausted
Pownd stressed
Reet right play
Scoo school play
Sell self (Mi sell)
Sez says
Shives slices of bread
Sin seen (av sin´nit)
Sken look (av a sken at this)
Slopstone draining board play
Smook smoke
Sparrowfart as in ‘I were up at crack o´ sparrowfart´ play
Spittin feathers thirsty play
Summat something (summat an nothin) play
T the
Tae tea
Tarra goodbye play
Tawk talk
Teem pour
Tek take play
Tha you play
Tha knows you know, aren´t you play
Th´art thow art
Thend the end play
Thee you
Theer there
Thewt thought
Thi you
thowt thought
thowd´man father play
thrutch push
towd told
tram stopper thick sandwich
umpteen plenty, several play
un and
up t´stick pregnant
utch move
uz we, us
uz´ll we will
wacked tired play
waggin wagon play
wain´t will not
wantsta want to
warrabowt what about play
wark work
watter water play
weer where
wesh wash
wetch watch
wi with
wilt will you
wimmin women play
worrel what will (worrel this do ya?)
wrang wrong
yawl you all
yed head
yerd heard

If you want to here more Lancashire dialect being spoken and sung then get thee sen over t Lancashire Dialect poems pages



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