Here are some phrases commonly used in The Peak District. The dialects may vary from village to village. If your coming to The Peak District or Derbyshire for the first time you may find our guide of the local dialect useful.
NUFF SAID : I understand you don't have to tell me anymore
PUT TWOOD INTOIL : Put the wood in the hole, close the door
NA'THEN : Now then- Now look here or can be used as greeting
ART A BALMPOT : You are silly
THA' WHAT : What did you say can be used jokingly or a threat
HEYUP : Can be used as a greeting , an expression of surprise or a greeting
FAIR TO MIDDLIN' : Not too bad, response to a question
BAH GUM OR EE BAH GUM : Well I never.
GERROF : Get off.
GI US ONE THEN : Give me one then
THA'LL GET NO CHANGE OUTER THAT ONE : You won't get anywhere with this person.
OUR LASS : My Sister
OUR KID : My Brother
BENT AS A BUTCHER'S HOOK : A crook, swindler etc.
GERRON WI THEE : Get on with you - You must be joking
EY-UP ME DUCK : Hello my friend or loved one.
ZENNY ONYA CUMMIN WIMMY TILSON : Is anybody comming with me to Ilkeston
DO LALLY or DO LALLY TAP : Mad as a Hatter
MIND THYSEN : Please move out of the way
EIGHT : Eat
GUD NEET : Good night.
NEETS : Night shift
TOW'D DRAGON : Wife or Mother in law
EARALL SAYNOWT : Hear everything but don't say anything
THA'S MUCKED IT UP : You have really made a mess off that
WEER THER'S MUCK THERS MONEY : There is money to be made in dirty places.
GERROUTTERTHEER : Move away from there.
THA'NOSE NOWT : You don't know anything.
KEEP THEE NOSE AHT' : Keep your nose out of my Buisiness
MARDY : As in don't be mardy- stop crying
GOBSMACKED : Surprised
TINT : or TAINT It is not
OH ECK : Oh no!
EE BY ECK : Well I never
BOLD AS BRASS : BOLD AS A BRASS MONKEY A very forward person
COMMON AS MUCK : Common as dirt, someone of low reputation.
IF ITS OWT TO DO WI THEE AHL TELL THEE : If it has anything to do with you I will keep you informed.
ALBELT THY ONE : I will hit you
ANTHEE ANOWL : And you as well
WHATSUP : What is wrong
NOWTSUP : There is nothing wrong.
THADNONEED TA BOTHER THYSEN : There is no need for you to bother yourself
HEDIN'T DIDHE : He did not, did he?
TWERNT : It was not.
TIS : It is
TISNT : It is not
TWERNT FOR HIS BRAIN HE'D BE SMART : If it wasn't for his brain he would be smart.
THACUDNT KNOCK SKIN OFFER RICE PUDDING : You could not knock the skin Off the top of a rice pudding, infering that the person being addressed was a weakling.
AHM PIGGED OFF : I am really annoyed
GERRINWITHY : Get inside with you
WHATSTHA THINKITIS : What do you think you are doing
BET THA'DINT THINK IT WA GONNA BE THAT EASY DID THA. : Usually said to a workmate who has just totally exhausted himself.
GOINDAN'T ROWAD : I am going down the road
THALLCATCHTHEYDEATHOCOWD : You will catch your death of cold
NATHENCLEVERCLOGS : Now then clever clogs
ATHAGONNABREWUPTHEN : Are you going to brew up then, meaning make me a cup of tea please.
THAGONNASUPUPTHEN ORWHAT. : Are you going to finish your drink or what?
BETTERGERONTHEN : We had better get a move on then.
THARTAGRET DUMPLING : You are a great dumpling
AHMGOIN'AHT, THEEDINNERSTINTOVEN : I am going out your dinner is in the oven.
WHATDOYAMACALLIT : Don't know what this is ? Why its a Thingymejig of course.
YAGRETPUDDINGEAD : You great pudding head, you silly fool.
DINT : Didn't
HEGIDITME : He gave it to me.
- Matlock Bath
- Villages In The Peaks
- Ashford In The Water
- Darley Dale
- Earl Sterndale
- Great Longstone
- Over Haddon
- Stoney Middleton