Produce; used in a derisory sense to mean 'inferior'; "Fancy buying all that cheap tack.", or "I won't have any of that old foreign tack in this house!"
The old Wenglish word for 'toffee'
Very angry; "Tampin(g) mad he was, after seeing how they were carrying on - an' usually he won't say boo nor ba(h) to anyone about anything!"
(a) Repaired, as in "You*d( better have your shoes tapped before you go back to school."
(b) 'Not all there'; "'E do say some peculiar things - there's times I think 'e's a bit tapped!"
A child's best marble; the one with which you aim at other marbles
An unpleasant taste, tainted; "Mam, there's a funny tawch on this butter!". The Welsh word 'tawch' literally means a haze or fog.
An old expression for a free meal - usually at chapel.
A simple easily prepared fruit cake.
Thank you (I wouldn't give...)
Not liking, as in "I wouldn't give thank you for rice pudding now - I've gone right off it!"
Wenglish for 'that one'.
There's a price on...
How awful!; "There's a price on everything these days!"
There's nice/lovely/posh etc.
How nice/lovely/posh etc.; "There's nice you've got it now after doing the whool place up!". Another variation is "There's posh for you!". Such expressions are a direct translation from the Welsh form.
There are occasions, as in "There's times I could cry when I stop to think about it all."
There you are then
That's it; "Well there you are then - it's finished at last!". This too is a direct translation from the Welsh
There's some weather we're having
'Some' in this instance may be used to mean 'awful'/'unusual'/'wet'/'stormy' etc. etc...
Nowadays, currently, as in "Say what you like, you don't seem to get nice jaffas these days... "
Thick, a bit...
A bit much, as in "It's a bit thick, innit, expecting me to turn round and put tea for all of them?"
Threw it up
Reminded in an unpleasant way; "She won't let go of it - last week again, she threw it up to me again... "
Through and through
(a) Sharing someone's house without having any specific separate rooms (see 'apartments'). "It's awkward asking anyone to come - see, we're living through and through!"
(b) Lumps and small coal mixed together, unseived.
One of the most over-worked Wenglish words, as the following examples show:
In short supply, especially money.
Time, in no....
Swiftly; "I bought three down the sales, in no time!"
Small nails, sometimes drawing-pins.
To, where's it...
Where is it?
In my possession, in being; "I've found five of them, but I'm sure there's another one to be, somewhere."
The colliers food container.
Often, the preferred pronunciation of 'Tassel'
A 'character', as in "'E's a real toy - always some old nonsense or other with 'im!."
Wenglish for 'caravan'; "They do 'ave a bewdiful trailer down Trecco... "
A local greeting; "Hi-ya kid - (h)ow's tricks with yew then?"
Christmas decorations; locally we 'trim up' for Christmas
(a) an 'outing'
(b) A hill, or a rise, as in "You'll soon get out a puff if you go up that trip!"
A small hill
(a) Proceed, as in "I'm gone, I don't know which way to turn!"
(b) Time, as in "This will do another turn or so." Possibly this is an adaptation of the Welsh idiom "Fe wnaiff y tro hwn eto."
(c) A shift at work; "Steady feller, he is - he hasn't lost a turn this ages."
Turn (h)is (h)and
Manage to do well; "Tidy feller 'e' is - turn 'is 'and to anything!"
Follow up with; "On top of everything, I had to turn round and put supper for six of them!"
Turned it over
Changed TV channels; "I wasn;t struck with anything on BBC, so I turned it over to the other side."
An affected accent, as in "She've got a twang you could cut with a knife."
One year; "It's 'ard to credit it, but I been drawing my pension for neely a twelmunth - it'll be a whool twelmunth now, in April!"
Two, make two of...
Much larger than; "'E's only a little dwt - an she's a real boilin(g) piece - make two of 'im she would!"
A little slow on the uptake, but not really very dull; "She's a bit twp this morning after being up all night, but usually she's as bright as a button". A person who is habitually slow may be called ; a bit of a twpsyn'. The ultimate is "twp as a sledge" because you 'talk like a sledge'
Small in stature, a young child; "What can you expect - only a little dwt she is after all!" (another Welsh expression).
To crouch, to squat. Twti is a Welsh term
c.f. coopy-down, cwat
Twll of a place
A very poor place; "I wouldn;t give thank you to live in a twll of a place like that. Twll is the Welsh word for 'hole'
a small moustache