..Wigan Dialect

A Collection of Lancashire Dialect Poems, Photographs, Phrases & Sayings from around the Wigan area. By Jeff Unsworth

Posh Visiters ( Translation )


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Posh Visitors

Were going to have company today
Now I want you to do what your told
I don't want you messing about
But I want you be good as gold".

Aunty Winney it was that was coming
The one whose eye always flickers
Everyone thought she was posh
I reckon it's fur coat, and no knickers

Now,we had'nt much food in the pantry
So my Mam made a plate potato pie
"It'll be alright", she said, "with some carrots"
"That will be grand" answered I.

"For afters we'll have jelly and custard"
She said with her finest posh voice
"And Ive made a nice singing lily
So that Winney has got a good choice".

I said, "Mam it's like having a party"
And it did look a right good pie
"Aah, well that’s going to cause us a problem"
She had this sly look in her eye

"There won't be enough pie for all of us,
Cause that’s all food that weve got.( gett'n )
So Jeffrey, when I ask if you want some
Say no your not hungry, you've eaten".( ett'n )

Anyway.. the visitors sat down for their dinner.
And then the pie was brought out
I was aggravated to death
For I knew I was going to go without.

"Would you like some pie, our Jeffrey,
You know it's your favorite" she said.
"No Mam I'm not feeling hungry"
When really, I could have eaten a flock bed.

I sat there while everyone ate
Thinking of nothing but the sweet
A big bowl of jelly and custard
That surely would make things alright.( awreet )

" Can I have some Jelly and custard, Mam"
I asked with a glint in my eye.
"No…you can't" was the answer.
"You would'nt eat any of the pie"

Wigan Dialect Copyright © 1998 Jeff Unsworth

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