Learn to speak 'ULL

A guide to pronunciation and usage.

SOCIALISING Back to top >
  • Ellur, arm from 'ull - Good morning, I am from Hull
  • Summatup? - Is there something troubling you?
  • Parnta marld - A glass of dark beer
  • Arfa Larga - A smaller glass of beer of continental origin
  • Sner Berl - An egg-based liquer from Holland
  • Canaborryit? - May I borrow it?
  • It's marnanall - I am claiming joing-ownership
  • Shurrup orral bray yer - I recommend that you stop talking immediately
  • Yer for-ever mernin' - You do complain a lot
  • Ayer gorra bruvva? - Have you got a male sibling?
  • Watsyer bruvva carled? What is his name?
  • Ner smurkin' - You are not allowed to smoke
  • Arm off erm now, tarrar - An indication of imminent departure
 
   
FAMILY LIFE Back to top >
  • Stop balling yered off! - Be quiet!
  • Mimmams gunner chowatmi - I shall be in severe trouble with my mother
  • She's rurin' ered off - She is very upset
  • Gassunder - Chamberpot
  • Urmanaway - Australian Soap Opera
  • Fern Curls - Telecommunications. See also Curdlessferns
  • 'Ull Delly Mell - Local newspaper
A star of Urmanaway
   
GAMES and PASTIMES Back to top >
  • Goangerided - Invitation to play a game of Hide and Seek
  • Plern block in tenfoot - Playing above game in an alleyway
  • E's a good doms larker - He plays dominoes well
  • Giz a croggie - Request for a ride on the crossbar of a bicycle
  • Bags foggy! - I would like to go first
  • Ullefsee - Rugby team
  • Bullyvard - Home ground of the above
  • Bluddy targers! - Hull City have lost again!
  • Urnly furls anurses - Popular TV series
  • Radiur Umbersard - Local radio station
Bluddy Targar - the legendary Ken Wagstaff
   
GARDENING Back to top >
  • Turd-stool - A fungus. Not to be confused with the mushroom
 
   
SHOPPING Back to top >
  • Gizza pennith 'gammy fruit - Could I please have some of those bruised apricots
  • Aypath of each - Fish and chips for half pence
  • Ar gorrit for narn narty narn - It cost me nearly ten pounds
  • I gorrit for nowt - I did not pay anything
  • It dunt tek farvs - This vending machine will not take my 5p coin
  • A penny all off - A short back and sides
  • Goin' on rerd - Goind shopping
  • Chantsav - as above
  • 'ezzle rerd - Local thoroughfare
  • Boyziz - Local chain store
  • 'ammonds - as above
  • British Erm Stairs - as above
  • Curlslur - Sliced cabbage
  • Kaylie - Sherbert
  • Spanish - Liquorice
  • Broken biccies - Damaged confectionary
  • Serp on a rerp - Cleansing bar on a string
British Erm Stairs
   
EMERGENCY/ILLNESS Back to top >
  • Me owsiz on fiyer darl narn narn narn - My house is ablaze. Please alert the emergency services.
  • Fiyer injin - Result of the above
  • Arv been brokken into - My house has been burgled
  • Gorra curled - I'm a bit stuffed-up today
  • Arfarted - Lack of commitment, or "I have broken wind"
  • Armalite - Type of rifle or "My trousers are on fire"
  • Av ad parls - I have been suffering from haemorrhoids
  • Arv bust me trowziz - My trousers appear to have broken
  • Osson flags - There is a horse on the pavement
 
Fiyer men with fiyer injin
THREATS/INSULTS or "Avin' a lot off" Back to top >
  • Worrawolly - I feel this person has made a food of himself
  • I'll bray yer eddin' - I may become agressive
  • E ad a right skate god - He was rather loud mouthed
  • I'll clip yer lug 'ole - Do be quiet
  • Shut yer cake 'ole - as above
 
   
WEATHER Back to top >
  • Snur on Frurm rurd - Winter in Longhill Estate
  • There's nur snur on the rurd - The road is clear of snow
  • I'm mafted - I'm rather hot
  • It's mafting - It's rather hot
  • It's siling down - It's raining
There's nur snur on the rerd
   
OFFICIALDOM Back to top >
  • Perp (the) - Head of the Catholic Church
  • Pearl Tax - The Community Charge
The Perp - alias the head of the Catholic Church
   
INTERJECTIONS
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  • Amgunna - I am going to....
  • Nowtinnit - Empty
  • I aren't - I am not
  • Dinntit? - Did it not?
  • Yiss - Affirmative
  • Err nerr - An expression of dismay
  • Dernt nerr - I do not know
  • Diddy farndowt - Did he find anything
  • Lerds and lerds - Plenty. See also Givin' it lerds
  • Canaborryit? - Could I perhaps use that for a second?
 

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