Things that Mancunians say, that nobody else understands…


“Alreet out Kid, you buzzing for the weekend? Will you be going out on the lash with ar kid? Or just going for a bit of scran? I hear that Beat Street is well good! If you aint going then take ya head for a wobble!”. Is this sentence something that you can come to grips with and understand? If so then you know your Manc slang well! Manchester is well known for its music, football, nightclubs and its culture, but it is also very well known for its slang. Below are some of the best Manchester slang phrases……How many of these do you recognise?

1.“Chattin’ Macka” – You’re talking rubbish.

Context – “Ur chattin’ macka you mate”

2.“Gaggin” – Thirsty/ In need of a drink. 

Context – “I’m gaggin’ for a drink”

3.“Keks” – Trousers

Context – “Nice Keks them mate”

4.“Buzzin” – Excited


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