Your guide to Hull lingo
No you’re not in a foreign country, but things are a bit different here in Hull. Phone boxes are cream, there’s random statues of toads everywhere, we have food you won’t find anywhere else, and our dialect is pretty distinctive too.
But fear not, to help you get the most out of your time in Hull, here’s a round up of some of the essential lingo, courtesy of your friends at the University of Hull.
"Murbarl fern"- noun: handheld device with which to call your ‘mam’ and take ‘ferterrs’ (photos) of all the amazing acts at Radio 1’s Big Weekend
"Errr Nerrr"- phrase: expression of concern (oh no)
"Arfa larga"- object: a smaller glass of beer
"Mafting" "Nithered"- adjective: too hot/freezing cold
"Bonny Lass" "Fit Blerk"- phrase: attractive female/good looking man
"Skeg"- noun: look i.e.‘Take a skeg at that fit blerk over there’
"Gizza Croggy"- phrase: could you give me a lift on the handlebars of your bicycle. An acceptable form of transportin these parts
"Err-Yarr"- phrase: here you go sir/madam
"Shurrup"- phrase: be quiet. As in ‘Shurrup, I’m trying to call me mam’
"Cheers Dravve"- phrase: thank you bus driver. Make sure you say it to the driver dropping you off at Big Weekend
"Patty Butty"- noun: a delicacy made from mashed potato and deep fried. Served in a breadcake (otherwise known as a breadroll). Chip spice optional