An expression of disgust as in "You should 'ave seen the state 'e was in, ach-a-fi!"

Depending, as in "It's all according to the weather innit?"

Later on: this causes 'foreigners' most problems when they hear "Don't give it to me now, give it to me again/agen". It never means 'once more'
c.f. 'now jest'

A translation of the Welsh 'yn erbyn', meaning 'by the time' as in "Against I'd washed the dishes, there was no time to clean the house".

Ages: Frages/'issages
'Frages' is Wenglish for 'for ages' and 'issages' is the Wenglish equivalent of 'this ages': "I haven't seen you frages.", or "I haven't been to the pictures 'issages.".

To annoy, as in "Will you stop aggravating people with all your questions?".

Extreme pain: "I had toothache chronic - in agony for days, I was

To throw, as in "Stop aiming stones will you?".

All jaw
Idle, empty speech: "Pay no attantion - he's all jaw, that one."

All taken away
Refers to what is called "women's trouble's"; "She've been let out of hospital now, but poor dab, she've had it all taken away...!"

Alley/Alley Bomper
A child's marble (game). The Alley Bomper is a small metal marble.

All right
Pronounced 'awright'; one of the local greetings;
c.f. shw mae, hi-ya

All over you
Making a great fuss; "'e's all over you one minute, then pretends 'e don' know you from Adam the next... "

All show/All swank
All 'fron-window dressing' with little or nothing to back up the image.

Alter; will he?
Change his ways, as in "There's times I do wonder will 'e ever alter"

All there
An expression to describe someones ability as in (a) "He's all there, that one - he knows his way about" and (b) "What did you do such a stupid thing like that for? You're not all there!".

Always the same
Constant unvarying; "She's always the same, comes on to talk every time she sees you..."

Wenglish for 'handbag'

Pronounced 'partmunts'; to live in 'partmunts' is to have separate rooms sharing someone elses house; not to be confused with 'living through and through'
c.f. living through and through

A bite, or taste, as in, "Give us an anch of your apple will you?"

A pig's caul, used in making faggots

Person, as in "Funny article he is - never know what he'll be up to next"

As good as look at you
Without a qualm or second thought; "A real rogue that one - he'll rob you right, left and centre as good as look at you."

Ashman (the... )
Wenglish for refuse collector

Not from these parts, as in "I'm not from round 'ere - I'm from away like."

a) The single 'aye' is Wenglish for 'yes'. The double form is often used as a greeting or as a reply to 'shw mai?', 'awright?', or 'hi-ya?' (b) Affirmative or most positive confirmation, as in "Well aye-aye mun, he's right enough there you know!"
c.f. all right, shw mai, hi-ya