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Mind your slanguage; AS LINCOLN COUNCIL GIVES LESSONS IN LOCAL DIALECT, HERE IS OUR CRASH COURSE.

Byline: AMANDA KILLELEA features@mirror.co.uk

WOULD you know whether you've got pockets full of slummy, are feeling maungy or just a bit droothy?

If not, you aren't alone. When it comes to the local lingo, it seems even the people who live in the area don't always know exactly what their words and phrases mean.

Lincolnshire council is offering workshops on what its regional dialect means in order to help baffled residents as well as any newcomers.

So here is our guide to words and sayings from around the country that have stood the test of time...

NORTH-WEST

Put th' wood in th' 'ole - Close the door, put the wood in the hole.

He's got a right cob on - meaning someone is in a mood.

Ar-eh that's proper arlarse that - Scouse for unfair, as footballer Wayne Rooney, below, may say.

Ah'll go to t' foot of our stairs - an exclamation of surprise.

La - mate or friend in Liverpool. The inspiration for The Beatles song Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, and the name of the Liverpudlian band The La's.

Slummy - it's loose change in Liverpool. Corporation pop - tap water.

Ginnel - narrow passage between houses.

Owtelse? - anything else? Ar kid - my brother or sister.

Nesh - weak, feels the cold. As in "Mek a brew, ar kid, I'm reet nesh."

Mardarse - someone who is soft.

Stop skrikin' - stop crying.

Side the table - clear away the dishes.

YORKSHIRE

Summatsupeer - something is going on.

Intitot - Isn't it hot?

Lowance - a packed lunch, from allowance.

Daft as a brush - stupid. Maungy - spoilt or peevish.

Playin' pop - telling someone off.

Greet - to weep or cry constantly.

Ah'm fair capped wi' 'im - I'm really surprised by him.

It's silin' down - it's pouring with rain.

Where there's muck there's brass - hard work pays off.

Tha's mekkin' a reet pig's ear o' that - you are making a mess of that.

If tha wants owt doin' reet do it thissen - if you want something doing properly do it yourself.

Thoile - to be unwilling to pay, not getting value for money.

Were ya born in a barn? - close the door.

Piking off - to leave without paying.

More brass na brains - more money than sense.

NORTH-EAST

Gan canny - be careful.

Keep your neb oot - keep your nose out, mind your own business.

Netty - Geordie version of toilet.

Spelk - splinter. Parky - fussy.

Mebbies - maybe, perhaps.

Champion - great, lovely.

Plodgin' - going for a walk in the sea.

Aa winnet say nowt - I won't tell anyone.

Heyem - home. Dottle - remnants of pipe tobacco.

Nithered - very cold. Stotties - large baps.

Hoo's ya fettle? - how are you? As singer Cheryl Cole, left, may ask.

Hadaway man - I'm still not convinced. Clarty - something dirty. Could also mean over the top.

Hoo's the Toon gannin on? - what's the score in the Newcastle match?

SOUTH-EAST

Use your loaf - think about it. Comes from the Cockney rhyming slang loaf of bread for head.

Giving the straight tip - plain speaking.

Moysen a bit - drizzly rain.

Aching tooth - a Kentish expression to wish for something very much.

Blether - talk a lot of nonsense. Slummuck - to laze about, or someone who is dirty or untidy.

Beazled - exhausted.

Nasty pertikalar - too fussy.

Pom sarnie - jam sandwich.

You get on my wick - you get on my nerves.

Muckwash and malted - East Anglian for hot and bothered.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Catch yourself on - get a hold of yourself, wise up.

Dead-on - good, decent.

I took an awful reddener - I got really embarrassed.

Grand - good. Oul doll or oul lad - old lady, old man.

That wee girl's a melter - she gets on my nerves.

Let's go for a dander - let's go for a walk.

You're half cut - you're drunk. Could ya mind the we'ans? - Can you babysit?

Yousens - you all.

MIDLANDS

Who's mashing? - who is making a cup of tea?

Bobowler - a moth. Croaker - the doctor. Duck's necks - bottles of lemonade.

Gorra bag on - in a bad mood. Jitty - an alleyway or narrow lane.

It's black o'er by Bill's mother's - it looks like it's going to rain.

Gerron corsey - get on to the pavement.

Quit ya belly-aching - stop moaning.

Page owl - a single woman out alone at night.

Hard as brazzle - hard faced.

Clemmed - starving.

SOUTH-WEST

Teazy as 'n adder - Cornish for a little bit moody.

Belve - to shout or sing loudly in Devon.

Perdee inna? - Cornish for pretty isn't it? Rawnish - hungry, ravenous.

Jonnick - Nice, agreeable. So near as the grave - tight with money.

Awmylor - Bless my soul.

SCOTLAND

Lang may yer lum reek - may you live long and stay well.

Boggin - filthy, disgusting.

Dinnae teach yer granny tae suck eggs - don't try to teach someone something they already know.

Ah dinnae ken - I don't know.

Crabbit - bad tempered.

It's a dreich day - miserable day.

Haud yer wheest - be quiet, as comedian Billy Connolly, above, may say.

Drookit - soaking wet. Mony a mickle maks a muckle - saving a small amount soon builds to a large amount.

Skinny Malinky Longlegs - a tall, thin person.

WALES

Cwtch - to cuddle or lie down. Can also mean to hide something.

Tawch - an unpleasant taste.

Grizzle - to complain or moan. Babi-lol - someone who wants a lot of attention, a big baby.

Beanfeast - a fine meal.

Bwci-bo - Ghost or bogey man. Shandivang - in a dreadful mess.

Wanged out - weak and exhausted. Wit-wat - unreliable.

Lush - great, brilliant.

Ar-eh, that's proper arlarse

Hoo's ya fettle?

Haud yer wheest

Fancy a cwtch?

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