Posted by Fred on January 07, 2005
In Reply to: Up north posted by Henry on January 07, 2005
: : Please translate the following sentence from Mark Cocker's _Birders_: 'Are you tekkin' piss' or wot?'
: Are you making fun of me?
: Is the story set in the North of England?
The author of the question is "a former barrow-boy from the Manchester markets." Here is another example of his talk (as rendered by Cocker): "Just after we married I said to Edith, I'm goowin' down pub wi' me mates. And if me Sunday dinner i'n't on table when I get back, thee's trouble." (I don't need a translation of this.)