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A Castleford To English Dictionary
One of the main problems suffered by visitors to Castleford is the language barrier. In order to assist anyone who plans a visit to this wonderful town I have put together a series of words and phrases which they will meet during their stay. Please study this carefully and within no time at all you will be speaking like a native. (Although a native of where I am not sure?)
Castleford English
A sinnit-affuer I've seen it before. [From: Chenda]
Aberit-int-erz I bet it doesn't belong to her.
Acarnt I am unable to assist. [From: Kathy Smyth]
Al-clowt-thi-iftha-dunt-giower I shall hit you if you do not desist.
Al-githee-whatfo I will punish you. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
Ah wur reight marthered I was quite worried. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
A-reight-neet-aht A good night out.
Am pogged Full after eating. [From: Andrew Stewart]
Amon Neets I'm working the night shift. [From: Penvic]
Angonamo Wait a minute. [From: Ron Canny]
Appen si-thi cock Perhaps I will see you later.  [From: Andrew Stewart]
Ard graft Hard work. [From: Martin Sherwood]
Aw-tha-can-gu-tuther-way Or you may go the other way.
Ayant-eard-owt I have not heard anything.
Ayup Hello. [From: Kathy Smyth]
Azee-gin-it-thi Has he given it to you?
Azee-gorit-eer Has he got it here?
Aztha funnit Have you found it? [From: Chenda]
Az-tha-bin-t-closit Have you been to the toilet?
Aztha-gorit-reyt Have you got it right?
Aztha-gorra-quid Do you have a pound?
Aztha-gorrit-withy Have you got it with you?
Aztha-got-sack Have you been dismissed from your employment?
Aztha-seenim-ont-telly Have you seen him on the television?
Aztha-seen-mi-booits Have you seen my boots?
Aztha-sin-ar-lass Have you seen my wife?
Babi Baby [From: Martin Sherwood]
Barmy Insane
Call-fer-us-at-airfpast-ayt-int-mornin Please call for me at half past eight tomorrow morning.        
Cantha-kumta-ar-owz-t-neet Can you come to my house this evening?
Chip-oyl Fish and chip shop. [From: Chenda]
Coyl-oyl Coal House
Coyt Coat
Cunt stop a pig in a ginnel Bow legged [From: Martin Sherwood]
Dee'erd reyt True. [From: Chenda]
Didtha-tell-imowt Did you tell him anything?
Duz-tha-naw-owt Do you know anything?
Duztha-want-sumale Would you like a drink of beer?
Ee-darnt-purriz-eeyed-under-watter He does not dare to put his head under water.
Ee gorra reyt paystin He was badly beaten. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
Ee-got-run-ower He was run over by a moving vehicle.
Eenaws-nowt-abartit He knows nothing about it.
Ee-sez-e-ant-adit He said that he has not had it.
Ee-sez-it-int-is He says it isn't his.
Ee wuks dahnt pit He works in the coal mine. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
Eez-a-reyt-narna He is a bit of a fool. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
Eez-gooin-ooam He is going home.
Eez-gooin-tagerrit He is going to get it.
Eez-goriz-atooam He has one at home.
Eez-gunna-gerra-lorra-muny-forit He is going to get a lot of money for it.
Eez-nowt-burra-babi He behaves like a child.
Frame thissen Get on with it. [From: Graeme Harvey]
Gerart-nit Get out of it.
Gerit-darn-thi Eat (or drink) it now.
Gerit-eten Please eat it.
Ger-offit Get off that.
Get thissen a fishanapennorth Get yourself some fish and chips. [From: Malcolm Hughes] (1940's) 
Getale-in You will have to buy a round of alcoholic drinks.
Gi ower Stop doing that. [From: Martin Sherwood]
Ginnel Alleyway. [From: Andrew Stewart]
Giz-it-ear Give it to me.
Giz-sum-watter Give me some water.
Gizza Swig Can I have a drink. [From: Penvic]
Init-ot Isn't it hot?
Is-yar-kid-in-yar-howz Is your Brother in your house?
It-dunt-marra It doesn't matter.
Itin-tin It is not in.
Iz-deeyd He has died.
Iztha leet Are you mad? [From: Chenda]
Izit-thi-mam Is it your mother?
Izi-wukin-t-neet Is he working tonight?
Iz-mi-at-on-reyt Is my hat on straight?
Iz-reyt-tha-naws I think that he is correct.
Iztha-awl-reyt Are you OK?
Iztha-cummin-owter-lake Are you coming out to play? [From: Tony Braisby]
Iztha-dun Have you finished?
Iztha-evin-a-wesh Are you having a wash?
Iztha-gooin-on-thi-awn Are you going by yourself?
Iztha-guna-pichers Are you going to the cinema?
Iztha-guna-weshit-reyt Are you going to wash it correctly?
Iztha lakein t'neet Are you playing tonight? [From: Chenda]
Iztha-off-darn-lane Are you going to the Castleford Tigers home game. [From: John Carter]
Iz-tha-wukin Are you working?
Lemi-weshmi-ans Let me wash my hands.
Lerra-geron-bus Please allow her to board the omnibus.
Lerrim-purriz-aton Allow him to put his hat on.
Let thee mayt stop thee gob Be quiet and eat your food. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
Mi-fathas-darnt-pub My father is visiting the local public house.
Mimam-sez-thaz-t-cum-ohm My mother says that you have to come home.
Mornji Petulant. [From: Martin Sherwood]
Munk on Sulking. [From: Martin Sherwood]
Narthen-wotztha-dooin Hello, what are you doing?
Ooworiwi - wori-wi-issen Who was he with? -- Was he by himself.
Owztha-naw How do you know?
Oyl Hole. [From: Andrew Stewart]
Passuz twennyfowers Pass the 24mm spanners (Lambson fitters). [From: Chenda]
Pog Mud or sludge. [From: Nigel Jackson]
Put-wud-intoil Close the door.
Scran Food. [From: Andrew Stewart]
Sepret Separate. [From: Neil Armstrong]
Shintin She is not here. [From: Dave Penny]
Smater-wi-im What is wrong with him?
Snap Food. (Usually a snack taken to eat at work.) [From: Nigel Jackson]
Spanish Liquorice
Spice Sweets and Candies. [From: Andrew Stewart]
Summat Something.
Summonem-alafter-gerroff Some of them will have to get off.
Supit-up Drink it all.
Tantad-nowt-dun-atit-as-I-no-on It has had nothing done to it that I know about.
Ta-rar Goodbye
Taws Marbles
Tha wearnt findit You won't find it. [From: Chenda]
Tha's got blood like chipoyl vinegar You have blood as thin as malt vinegar. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
Tha's leet inteead You are not the sharpest knife in the drawer. [From: John Tear]
Tha's reyt abart that You are correct.
Tha's reyt welcum! Many thanks. [From: Mike G.]
Thall niver finit You will never find it. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
Tha-guz-reyt Turn right.
Tha-kan-if-tha-wants You can if you wish.
Thalafta-gerra-newun You will have to get a new one.
Tha-luks-owder-wiart-thi-teath You look older without your dentures.
Thamun-gerrit-lernt You must learn it.
Thamun-gerrit-thisen You must get it yourself.
Tha-naws-nowt You do not know anything.
Tha-rintit That is not it.
Thas not reet int'ed You are not completely sane. [From: Steve Smith]
Thawantster-wesh-thi-eeroyls-aht You should listen more carefully.
Thisul-put-airs-on-thi-chest This will make you strong.
Throyt Throat. [From: Chenda]
Tint-in-tin It is not in the tin. [From: Stu]
Tun-leet-art Turn out the light. [From: Tracy Reynolds]
Wats-tha-doin What are you doing?
Wats up-wi-thee What is wrong with you?
Weerz-gaffer Where is the proprietor?
Weerz-tha-bin Where have you been?
Worrit-woh-woh The situation is thus... [From: Andy Brown]
Wheer thers muck thers brass You can make money by getting dirty. [From: Malcolm Hughes]
The local dish is deep fried 'fish and chips' which are traditionally covered in salt and malt vinegar and eaten outdoors. Hop'en (unwrapped) is the normal way to eat them but ask for wrapped if you intend to eat them indoors ("thas tekin um ooam"). Due to government regulations it is difficult to purchase them in their traditional wrapping of old newspapers so visitors are recommended to bring there own newspaper so as to savour the fish and chips as they should be eaten.
An inquiry from the proprieter as to whether 'scraps' are required is simply an offer for them to add some pieces of batter left over from frying the fish. Some local people think of this as an necessary part of the dish.
NEVER order "portions of fish and chips" as this marks you as an outsider. Instead use the local call of "wunc (or twice) hop'en (or wrapped)" or in the case of more than two portions "three(etc.) times, sepret, hop'en (or wrapped)" is used.
[Additional material from Josie Foster]
The Tykes Toast.
Here's tu me an mi wifes husband,
not forgettin' me'sen.
The Tykes Motto.
Hear all, see all, say nowt
Ate all, sup all, pay nowt
An' if tha ever dus owt for nowt
all'us do it for thi sen.
[Thanks to Dave Penny]
Castleford Women.
Castleford women must needs be fair,
Because they wash both in Calder and Aire.
[Thanks to Penvic]

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