Hint: We’ve Been Posting Them Recently
If you follow BritWordaDay on social media, chances are you’ve seen these Ulster English posts. It was part of our March Madness social media campaign. Also, to honour of our Irish friends of Northern Ireland, from which this dialect hails.
So, I was curious how much our followers were actually seeing these posts. Also, I thought a quiz might be a good way to assess our teaching progress as well as the absorption of our supporters. In other words, is BritWordaDay adding value? Are you learning this British dialect?
Do You Know These Ulster English Words?
Below is our quiz on this particular dialect. I’ve used common British words to give you hints as to the meaning of these Ulster English words. Best of British to you, mates!
When something is ready for the knackered yard, one would say it is banjaxed, as well.
Blokes, if you’re chatting up a bird, then you are also chatting up a blade.
A general term for a more mature bird, but don’t call your gran a carlin, ok?
Caught in an argy-bargy or a row? Then you might be feeling carnaptious.
Drawky would often describe Old Blighty which would require a brolly.
When you’re feeling parky or it is quite Baltic, then you’ll be foundered, too, I’d expect.
Something wee bairns often do, keenin’ for their mummies to wipe those bums of poo.
The opposite of a boiler would be a munya bird, a top totty.
Take a holiday to the seaside where you buy a poke for 99p, perhaps for a bit more.
Whisht would be the same as simply saying oi! or belt up!
Where to Find the Answers
BritWordaDay has Facebook albums, many of British words. If you’re curious as to the answers, for our quiz, view our Facebook albums and see if you can find which album contains these Ulster English words. Email us at email@example.com with your answers.
If you answer all 10 of these quiz questions correctly, we will send you a special prize for the winners!