Quiz – Wigan Dialect – can you work out what the heck they are saying?

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The Wigan Dialect is also known as Wiganeez. I’ve lived in Wigan over 25 years now so you could say I’ve gone native. I am unofficially A Pie Eater. Even I have noticed that the Wigan dialect is getting diluted every year.

Probably due to the fact that people move around a lot more now due to trains and cars. I can imagine the Wigan dialect must have been really strong 100 years ago.

When I first moved here there was an old geezer over the road. I could hardly understand a word he said. It took me a couple of years to get used to what seemed to me to be a different language. Some 25 years later I don’t even notice the accent any more.

So, what are you waiting for? Have a go at this reet good quiz.

Wigan Dialect Quiz

Can you decipher the Wigan dialect?


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48 thoughts on “Quiz – Wigan Dialect – can you work out what the heck they are saying?

    • Well done!

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    • I’ve got them alright

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      • Then you are a Wigan Dialect Guru well done 🙂 I hope it made you smile. You can help me by liking Siliconhell and sharing the quiz with others. Thanks

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  • Eebygum I did alreet saying I don’t come from wiggin

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  • You did very well!

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  • Cannot get the post to open.

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    • Margaret
      sorry to hear you are having problems. Are you by any chance using Microsoft Edge? Please will you give it another go Press F5 on the keyboard. Then you should be able to start the quiz.

      We are looking into this problem

      Thank Again

      Mike

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  • Got 14/14 it was easy, I was born in ST Helens, Lancashire its not just Wigan sayings, its just down right Lancashire language.

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    • We agree, it is very similar. It’s just enough to confuse people who are not from the north-west 🙂

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    • You’re right its just Lanky. I left Preston area 46 years ago but still got 13/14.

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    • You’re right margaret. It is lancashire dialect but i think wiganers are broader talkers than other parts of the district.

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  • Did alright considering I’ve not live there for 14 years.

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    • They do say you can take the girl out of Wigan, but not Wigan out of the girl 🙂

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  • Gosh ! I scored 14 out of 14 .. 🏆🏆

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    • You did reet good! Don’t forget to share it with your friends

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  • 14/14 and I’m a Yorkshireman. But have to say, mum and dad were from Coppull/Standish area.

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  • ast geet them alreet

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    • Excellent, don’t forget to like our site and show the quiz 🙂
      I’m taking it for granted that you have tried our other 2 Wigan quizzes. If not visit was again and use the search function at the top.

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  • 14 owt of 14 easy for a pie eyter

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    • Well done

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  • one wrong…chuffin eck

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    • Good effort though!

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  • Considering I’ve never lived there. Got a friend who lives there. I done ok. I live in bury that’s another language and from Salford so yet another 1. I enjoyed it. 8/14

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  • im from warrington got 13 not bad lol

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  • I’m not a wiganer but have lived here for 40 years and got 14 out of 14.

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    • You can take a man out of Wigan, but not Wigan out of the man 🙂

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    • Glad it made you laugh, we do try to make them funny.

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  • GUTRITBALLYWARCH

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  • Amreetchuffed

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    • And so you should be, you did reet good

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  • 14/14, not bad for a cockney! Though I do admit to living in Todmorden for a while as a kid. I was trying to say the phrases with a northern accent. 🤣🤣

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    • You did very well especially as you haven’t been North for a while

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  • Getting rusty…time to get back to Wigan on th’avenue in’Lee or ‘Indley Green…However 3 of the 4 I missed were very closely narrowed down to 2 similar choices!

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    • Well done good score 🙂 don’t forget to share the quiz with others

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  • Never heard a pie called smack when did that come in? neh if tha’d a sed a babbies yed

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    • As far as I’m aware Smack is a potato fritter in Wigan. At least that’s what I frequently hear in Alan’s in Newtown

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  • Apart from one or two answers this quiz has bugger all to do with wigin 🙁

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    • There are quite a few words that I have only ever heard in Wigan.

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  • I’m from sunny Bournemouth but managed 14 out of 14. Rest of my family are from Leigh and Wigan so it was dead easy lol.

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    • Well done getting 100 percent! I hope it also made you smile 🙂

      you can help Siliconhell by sharing our stuff with others 🙂

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  • I did awreet bujt a thout itwa snap not smack?

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    • I’m sure that I heard the word Smack whilst at Alan the Chef chippy in Newtown. Maybe I’m going deaf in my old age 🙂

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    • Snap is the name for lunch box “don’t fogeet tek thee snap wi thee”

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      • I didn’t know that, I’ve always heard it referred to as Jack Bit

        thanks for letting me know

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