The Wigan Dialect is also known as Wiganeez. I’ve lived in Wigan for over 30 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 anymore. In fact, I use the greeting “Alreet” on a regular basis.
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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