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 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. 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

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

  • Are you ll right

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

    • 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 πŸ™‚

    • Snap is the name for lunch box β€œdon’t fogeet tek thee snap wi thee”

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

        thanks for letting me know

  • 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.

    • Well done getting 100 percent! I hope it also made you smile πŸ™‚

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

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


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