12 Lancashire words and phrases that are going out of fashion

Does your mum or dad ever tell you to stop mitherin', ask you to fettle something or tell you to stop being such a lozzock?

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 10:38 am
Updated Thursday, 11th July 2019, 11:38 am
12 Lancashire words and phrases that are going out of fashion
12 Lancashire words and phrases that are going out of fashion

There are plenty of words and phrases commonly used by older generations of Lancastrians that are falling out of fashion among younger people. Here are some of the most common ones.

WORD: Yonder | MEANING: In the distance. "It's over yonder"
PHRASE: Wind ya neck in | MEANING: To keep your nose out or calm down

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WORD: Mitherin' | MEANING: To annoy or irritate. "Stop Mitherin' me"
WORD: Chuffed | MEANING: Please with something. "Chuffed with my new car"
PHRASE: Cracking flags | MEANING: Hot or good weather. "It's cracking flags out there"
PHRASE: Put wood in'th hole | MEANING: Close the door
WORD: Fettle | MEANING: To fix or repair something. "I've fettled that for you"
WORD: Ginnel | MEANING: Same as an alley
WORD: Lozzock | MEANING: To laze around or be lazy
WORD: Kecks | MEANING: Trousers, or underwear
PHRASE: Spittin' feathers | MEANING: Thirsty. "I'm spittin' feathers"
WORD: Jiggered | MEANING: Tired or warn out. "I'm jiggered"