One of the most endearing traits about the North of England, aside from the certainty of some kind of precipitation, is its ability to keep a such a distinctive language alive.
As a native ‘Northerner’, your vocabulary will be filled with words that only make sense your side of the River Trent, something you’ll soon discover on trips down south or through encounters with ‘Southerners’.
While broad northern accents – with short ‘a’ (bath, grass, laugh) and long ‘u’ sounds (book, look, cook) – can be understood, there are some words that just have to be translated. And here they are. Ten words that only have a meaning up t’North…
A state more severe than sulky. If someone is noughty they are stressed and being stroppy.