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Re: Up north

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.)