While our beloved British editor is freezing his knickers off in Northern England, he's been coming up with some more unusual "twistings" of the English language from his neck of the woods. Enjoy!
on the pop - a drinking session. I heard it at football yesterday criticism of a player not trying "Looks like he's been on the pop!" ie hungover
Pie-eyed - drunk
Early doors - early in the day, first into an event. Seems to come from when drinkers got their first drink of the day but now used generally.
Pack it in - generally used to mean stop but I overheard two old ladies, " She's 94, stopped eating, I think she's ready to pack it in"
The dialect spoken 100+ years ago in this part of the world has virtually gone. Mostly it remains in accent and pronunciation eg "Daya wan' mil wi yer tea?" ie do you take milk in your tea. But I heard some just recently.
Ginnel - alley between houses
Gi owar - stop it or I don't believe it, Give over
Flit - move house
'appen - perhaps
siling it down - raining heavy
while - until "I'm working while 7"
Proper - truly, very