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


The Wigan Dialect is also known as Wiganeez. I’ve lived in Wigan 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 any more. 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?


You may also like the All about Wigan Quiz or the Are you a Proper Wiganer Test

Credit to ‘Dave Oy Green’ for the beautiful Wigan Pier image. Click Here to see more of his work.

I’d like to say a big thank you to the Facebook group “I’m from Wigan me“. They have helped this quiz be viewed over 225,000 times.

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

  • Nice quiz – I got 14/14
    It’d be nice if you credited me for the use of my photo.

    Reply
    • Great score, well done. If you can prove ownership I certainly will give you credit.

    • I have added a credit as it’s a fantastic picture. You are very talented.

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