5 sayings only people from Derbyshire will know

5 sayings only people from Derbyshire will know

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Derbyshire dialect can often be a thing of beauty, with sayings and phrases from all over our County being completely unique. We’ve picked 5 of the best, which do you use?

Courtesy of Mapperley Village, we’ve put together a list of 5 of the best Derbyshire dialect phrases, old and new! 

Which of these do you use, or know somebody who does? Let us know by commenting on our Facebook or Instagram post!

1. Ar’ll rattle thy chops

‘Ar’ll rattle thy chops’ means I’ll smack your face!

What a great saying!

2. To ‘suck the mop’

To ‘suck the mop’ means to take the blame!

Will you be sucking the mop anytime soon?

3. He’s non reight sharp

He’s a bit daft

We all know somebody who's non reight sharp

4. Oo’s ollin?

Who’s throwing?

Oo's ollin: What a great phrase!

5. Ah’ll ay te wesh mi cleck!

I’ll have to wash my face

Ah'll ay te wesh mi cleck!

All of these sayings were taken from the Mapperley Town website. you can visit the website by clicking here.

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