Have you ever said that you are only looking for a scratch? Or have you been angry with someone? Maybe you need to contact ‘our son’ to tell them that the footy was bobbins.
Take a look at these 10 words and phrases you’ll only understand if you’re from Manchester and see how many of them you use, or just know.
Don’t forget to flatten your vowels and lose your Gs!
Meaning of the adjective: excellent/great/very good
Example: “That movie was really good!”
meaning: aready thanks
Example: “Yes, it’s fixed, that / Good friend, fixed.”
Meaning of the adjective: Disgusting
Example: “Your dinner looks well prepared!”
Meaning of the adjective: hangover/ugly/disgusting
Example: “Dude, I drank so much beer I was mad the next day/When the lights came on I was actually mad.”
5) Crazy about it
Meaning: when someone likes something a lot/when someone likes to have a good time
Example: “He’s been out every night this week because he’s mad about it!”
Noun Meaning: Food
Example: “Let’s go buy some scran, I’m starving.”
Meaning of the adjective: Excited/ecstatic
Example: “I can’t wait to go to that concert, I’m excited! / She is absolutely thrilled with her new hair.”
8) Our son
Example: “I went to the soccer game with our son.”
Meaning of the adjective: bad / underhanded
Example: “Eee ‘r, give our son a piece of your chocolate, don’t be sarcastic.”
Example: “Don’t bother going to see that new show, they’re bolillos!”
Because there are too many correct Mancunian words and phrases to choose from, we’ve added a few more here to add to your Manc vocabulary: ‘Proper’ — very/legit, ‘sound’ — good/ok, ‘cob on’ — de mal moody/annoying, city — downtown, ‘mooch’ — a walk, ‘mission’ — a very long walk, ‘manky’ — dirty and ‘leg it’ run.