Durham & Tyneside Dialect Group / Word Lists / Sunderland C19/1

DAWDON PIT 1970s per JOHN PATRICKSON

Not specifically a list of pit talk or terms, but a reaction to a general questionnaire. Italics signifies words understood but not used by the speaker.

afore
argie
alleys
ateen
aye
back-end
bairn
at bank
bantam
barm-pot (idiot)
beck (small stream)
belang
bide
blackclock
blackie
blare
bleb
bleezer
blether
blokie (man)
bray
bummlor
(butter)lowey
canny
carlings
chetties
chow (tobacco)
chum (empty)
chun (taken)
claes
clag
claggy
clarty
clivvor
clout
coble
cockle
cowp ower (roll over)
cowp ya (swop you)
cree
fishin' creel
crack
cracket
craw
cuddy (donkey)
dad (to beat, shake)
darsent
dee
deputy's kist
dinnot
dowly
drarked
dreak (cold)
dunched (crashed)
ettle
fadge
femmer
fettle
what fettle
nivver flackered fond (silly)
foisty
footy
fore-end
gallower (pit pony)
galluses
gan
gansey
tek a geg [not gleg]
gissy/gissy-pig
give ower
gob
gob [goaf] fire
goosegogs
gowk (core)
greetin'
gully
hacky
haud on
happed up (bandaged)
heed
howk up (be sick)
hoy
inbye (near coalface)/outbye (near shaft)
jarp
ken
dinna ken/dinnet ken/dinaa
keks/underkegs
kets
kicky-can
out of kilter
kite
lames
logger
lonnin'
lop
lowp
lukstha (see here)
mak ower
mell hammer
midden
mind
the mister (man)
mizzle
moley-rat
mowed off
muggles
neb (+sneck)
netty
nithered/nithering
oxter
parkey
Paste eggs
penker/iron benger
plodge
plote (to bash)
poss
proggle
yihll get rang
rasp
reckling
rive
sackless (stupid)
sea-fret
shuggy-boat
skelp
skinch
slippy
smit
snarter
sneck
spelk
stotted (bounced)
stottie
tabs
tak ower
taties
teeming down
tiggy
twist
twitchybell
vine
whatscha (hello)
why-aye
wifie
willik
winning (new coalface)
yem.

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