QUIZ: do you know the meaning of these Northern words?

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Joe Ellison

Much like acid jazz and Pep Guardiola’s tactic board, the North of England isn’t so much a place as it is a state of mind.

A stunning, whirling, euphoric, ‘strangers actually talk to you’ state of mind – and one in which you can soak up a wealth of dialects and slang, developed over centuries of settling and often feeling like a language all of its own.

So, for those who consider themselves masters of Northern English – or simply outsiders who fancy their chances at guessing what the hell people are saying up in Manchester, Liverpool and the like, have a go at our quiz below.



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Joe Ellison

Joe is a writer and editor. Specialising in film, food, sport, current affairs, travel writing and adept at pilfering David Brent quotes, Joe describes himself as ‘basically a chilled out entertainer’. Follow Joe on Twitter: @Chevychased 

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