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Cheshire Dialect for Pendragon

I cannot for the lift of me remember where I got this from so apologies if it was the internet – I’ve put in some ‘scouse’ anarchroisms as well but the idea would be to give the yokel NPCs a Cheshire flavour without slipping in the ‘mummerset’ accent GMs (myself included) fall in by lazy habit.

Old Cheshire Dialect Words

A

Ackerspyre To sprout

Agged Tired

Alehouse An inn or tavern

Algerining Prowling around with intent to rob

Allegar Skrikers Thin gruel with vinegar flavouring

Aneend Upright (i.e. Not lying down.)

Athurtens The other side of

Audfarrant Old-fashioned

B

Bandy Hewitt An ill favoured dog

Bangbegger A beadle

Batch a roll

Bawson A badger

Bevy an (alcoholic) drink

Bloaten, Bloatch to be fond of

Boose A cow stall

C

Cample, Campo To scold or argue

Cankum A prank

Cassartly Risky, uncertain

Clussumed Clumsy

Cobnobble To chastise

Cradant, Cadantly A coward, cowardly

Creachy Out of order, ill-maintained

Crumpsy short-tempered

D

Demath A day’s math or mowing for one man usually a half acre*.

Dreven Draggletail

Dumberdash Heavy rainstorm

Dunglow-dash Dung

F

Feaberry Gooseberry

Fleck A flea to catch fleas, the fur of a rabbit or

A hare.

Flough A flea

Fummuz To meddle

Fuzziky Spongy

G

Gilhooter An Owl

Glottened Astonished

H

Hattock A hole in the roof where owl’s nest.

Hillbooter An Owl.

I

Imbrangled Entangled

Incle Tape

J

Jow To bang

K

Kecksy Hollow

Kex Breeches

L

Leazecaster Old name for Deva/Chester.

Licksome Pleasant/agreeable

Lommer To climb and scramble

Lungeous

M

Madpash A madman

Mafflement Concealment

Mixin, Mixon Dungheap

Mosey Overripe

N

Nookshotten Crooked, disappointed

Nurring Active, clever

O

Obshackled Limping, Lame

Ownder The Afternoon

P

Pillgarlic A valueless object

Punger To bother, puzzle

Pungow To puzzle

R

Razzored Angry

Rog, Rogging To shake, shaking

S

Scallywag A rogue, outlaw, knave

Scower Surry, confusion

Scrapesdaytations A miser

Shedom Surprising, strange

Skew-wifter Something out of shape

Skitterwit Scatterbrain

Slancing Prying

Snudge A sponger

Soss A heavy fall

Swaddledidtaff A sweetheart

T

Thrutch To squeeze

Tom and Jerry An alehouse

Tooty Pot A hole in the road, usually full of water

W

Walm To boil

Wammocky Weak, feeble

Waunt A mole

Whany A blow

Whooked Ill, shocked

Withering Strong

Y

Yaff To bark

* Not, however, a Cheshire acre which in true Cheshire fashion isn’t an acre. It is in fact two statute acres and one more in nine. Nine Cheshire acres would therefore by nineteen statute acres. Is that clear?)

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