Lancashire Dialect Phrases and Words, Lancashire Slang, And The Lancashire County Flag
Posted On 14/01/2023
Lancashire Slang Words and Dialect Phrases
Eyup cocker (hello)
It’ll be reet (everything is going to be okay)
Meck us a brew (Would you mind making me a cup of tea please?)
It’s like Blackpool illuminations here (it is either very bright or there’s lots of traffic)
Do you want owt or nowt? (Would you like something or nothing?)
Trouble at mill (There maybe danger ahead)
Cloth ears (Are you hard of hearing?)
Yer wornt feel th’ benefit when yer owt in theckold (Why are you wearing a coat inside?)
Soz (I apologise)
Clod hoppers (shoes)
Lancashire is a ceremonial county in the North West of England
The Lancashire dialect, known colloquially as Lanky, refers to the Northern English vernacular speech of our county, or in other words how we all talk to each other in this area.
Some of the Lancashire dialect phrases and Lancashire slang only sound right said in the Lancashire accent of course.
So if you want to know how to sound Lanky with a real Lancashire accent listen to Frank Speak from Blackrod reading the poem The Pike.
Feel free to add your own Lancashire dialect words and northern sayings relating to Lancashire in the comments below. Ta very much!
The Flag of Lancashire
The Flag of Lancashire, according to the Wikipedia entry, the Red Rose of Lancaster is a symbol for the House of Lancaster, as immortalised in this ancient poem referring to the War of the Roses:
‘In the battle for England’s head / York was white, Lancaster red.’
An unofficial Lancashire flag, a red rose on a white field, was unable to be registered with the Flag Institute as the town of Montrose, Angus, in Scotland, had already registered it. So a yellow background colour it is.
Please note these lists are an blend of Internet research, talking to people and asking the to r questions. It is, as we say in Lancashire, also based on the gradley skill of no-nonsense reet good communication via the method of using yer loaf.
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