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Bristolian Dictionary
You can normally tell a bristolian apart from others by his/her dialect and accent. To people outside bristol, the bristolian accent can seem very peculiar and is often ridiculed, Often being compared to the accent you might expect a pirate or a farmer to have. The Bristol accent varies from place to place in bristol, but is mainly concentrated in the south of Bristol.

We over Pronounce our 'Rs' and 'Ls'. We stick 'Ls' on the end of most words that end in a vowel (e.g. idea becomes ideal). We don't pronounce 'hs' on front of words and we leave out syllables (e.g. remote control becomes mote control)

Here is a list of all the Bristolian differences. If you can think of anymore please send me a message.

Below is also sets of Lyrics by the wurzels.




  • - Lyrics from popular songs by the wurzels -





NOTE: Drag your mouse next to the Bristolian dialect to discover the meaning.
  • A
    • All right me luvver. put your mouse here -> How are you?
    • As-dal. put your mouse here -> Asda (As in the supermarket)
  • B
    • Bemmie. put your mouse here -> Bedminster (place in Bristol)
    • Brissle. put your mouse here -> Bristol
    • Alright me Babber. put your mouse here -> How are you.
  • C
    • casn't ....... put your mouse here -> Can't you.....
    • Cheers drive - >. put your mouse here -> Thanks bus driver -> What bristolians say when leaving a bus
    • ceptible. put your mouse here -> acceptable
  • D
    • Don't do that 'mind'. put your mouse here -> 'mind' is added onto sentences
    • DrawLing. put your mouse here -> drawing
  • E
  • F
  • G
    • 'Gurt' big . put your mouse here -> Emphasizing size'
    • Gurt Lush . put your mouse here -> Rather nice
    • gas ed. put your mouse here -> Gas head -> Bristol rover's supporter
  • H
    • ohm. put your mouse here -> Home
    • Hark at ee. put your mouse here -> 'Look at you!' or 'Listen to yourself'
  • I
    • I didn't do nothing. put your mouse here -> didn't do anything
    • Idut. put your mouse here -> Idiot
    • ill. put your mouse here -> Hill
    • I. put your mouse here -> Me -> 'Ee done I out ov money!
  • J
  • K
    • Kinave it?. put your mouse here -> Can I have it?
  • L
  • M
    • Don't do that, 'mind'. put your mouse here -> Don't do that! -> 'mind' is used to emphasize the point
    • Mint in it! . put your mouse here -> It's good. isn't it!
    • 'Me' eds erting. put your mouse here -> 'My' heads hurting
    • Member. put your mouse here -> Remember
  • N
  • O
    • Ow bist?. put your mouse here -> How are you?
    • Oo done it?. put your mouse here -> Who did it?
  • P
    • That's 'Proper'. put your mouse here -> Really good
    • Praps. put your mouse here -> Perhaps
  • Q
  • R
  • S
    • Safternun. put your mouse here -> This After noon
    • Smorning. put your mouse here -> This morning
    • Stension lead . put your mouse here -> extension lead
  • T
    • Tamorra. put your mouse here -> Tomorrow
    • Thee. put your mouse here -> 'why cas'nt thee do it?'
    • Tiz. put your mouse here -> 'Tis up to you. init'
  • U
    • Ungray. put your mouse here -> Hungry -> "I'm ungray"
  • V
  • W
    • Were bis to?. put your mouse here -> Where are you?
    • Wheres Attoo. put your mouse here -> Where is that?
    • Waz s'atter?. put your mouse here -> What's the matter?
    • Wanna...... put your mouse here -> Do you want to.....
  • X
  • Y
    • Yer. put your mouse here -> 'oi' 'hey' or 'you .....'
    • You gone and done it. put your mouse here -> You did it!
  • Z
    • Zider. put your mouse here -> cider
    • Zat alright?. put your mouse here -> Is that alright?

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Lyrics from 'I am a cider drinker' (by the wurzels)

When the moon shines on the cow shed
And we’re rollin’ in the hay
All the cows are out there grazing
And the milk is on its way

Chorus:
I am a cider drinker
I drinks it all of the day
I am a cider drinker
It soothes all me troubles away
Ooh aargh ooh argh aay

It’s so comely in the kitchen
The smell of rabbit stew
When the breeze blows past the farmyard
You can smell the cow sheds too
When those combine wheels stops turning
And a hard day’s work is done
There’s a pub around the corner
It’s the place we have our fun

Chorus:
I am a cider drinker
I drinks it all of the day
I am a cider drinker
It soothes all me troubles away
Ooh aargh ooh argh aay

Now dear old Mabel, when she’s able
We takes a stroll down lover’s lane
And we’ll sink a pint of Sproffey
And we’ll play old natures game
But we end up in the duck pond
The pub is sized to close
With me breeches full of tadpoles
And the newts between me toes

Chorus:
I am a cider drinker
I drinks it all of the day
I am a cider drinker
It soothes all me troubles away
Ooh aargh ooh argh aay
Ooh aargh ooh argh aay (x3)

LET CIDER BE THE SPICE OF LIFE!
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Lyrics from 'Combine harvester (by the wurzels)

I drove my tractor through your haystack last night
(ooh aah ooh aah)
I threw me pitchfork at your dog to keep quiet
(ooh aah ooh aah)
Now something's telling me
That you'm avoiding me
Come on now darling you've got something I need Cuz I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key
Come on now let's get together
In perfect harmony
I got twenty acres
An' you got forty-three
Now I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key She made I laugh ha ha I'll stick by you, I'll give you all that you need
We'll 'ave twins and triplets
I'm a man built for speed
And you know I'll love you darlin'
So give me your hand
But what I want the most
Is all they acres of land Cuz I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key
Come on now let's get together
In perfect harmony
I got twenty acres
An' you got forty-three
Now I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key Ooaah she's a lovely bit of stuff an' all For seven long years I've been alone in this place
Eat, sleep, in the kitchen, it's a proper disgrace
Now if I cleaned it up would you change your mind
I'll give up drinking scrumpy and that lager and lime Cuz I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key
Come on now let's get together
In perfect harmony
I got twenty acres
An' you got forty-three
Now I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key Who loves ya baby ha Weren't we a grand couple at that last wurzel dance
I wore brand new gaters and me cordouroy pants
In your new Sunday dress with your perfume smelling grand
We had our photos took and us holding hands Now I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key
Now that we'me both past our fifties I think that you and me
Should stop this galavanting and will you marry me
Coz I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key Aahh yu're a fine looking woman and I can't wait to get me 'ands on your land
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Lyrics from ' Blackbird' (by the wurzels)

Where be a blackbird to?
I know where he be
He be up yon Wurzel tree and I be after 'ee
Now I sees 'ee and 'ee sees I
Bugger'd if I don't get him
With a girt big stick I'll knock 'im down
Blackbird I'll 'ave 'ee
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
'Ow's 'ee fadder?
Alright! All me life I'm on the farm,
Workin' for me keep
Tendin' pigs and chickens,
And they cows and sheep
But everywhere I'm working there's one who always mocks me
He's hidin' somewhere in the trees
Blackbird I'll 'ave 'ee! Where be a blackbird to?
I know where he be
He be up yon Wurzel tree and I be after 'ee
Now I sees 'ee and 'ee sees I
Bugger'd if I don't get him
With a girt big stick I'll knock 'im down
Blackbird I'll 'ave 'ee
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
'Ow's 'ee fadder?
Alright! Underneath the open sky
in spring we loves to dine.
We likes to 'ear the flappin'
of the missus' washin' line
We listens to a tuneful song,
a blackbird or a tit,
But on me vest and underpants
he scored a direct hit Where be a blackbird to?
I know where he be
He be up yon Wurzel tree and I be after 'ee
Now I sees 'ee and 'ee sees I
Bugger'd if I don't get him
With a girt big stick I'll knock 'im down
Blackbird I'll 'ave 'ee
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
'Ow's 'ee fadder?
Alright! If I goes out poachin',
a creepin' through the fields,
With me old retriever,
a followin' at me heels.
If I aim me shotgun at a pheasant in the hay
That bloody blackbird starts his row
and frightens him away! Where be a blackbird to?
I know where he be
He be up yon Wurzel tree and I be after 'ee
Now I sees 'ee and 'ee sees I
Bugger'd if I don't get him
With a girt big stick I'll knock 'im down
Blackbird I'll 'ave 'ee
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
'Ow's 'ee fadder?
Alright! No longer can I sleep at night,
get peace of any kind,
That bird'll be the death of me,
he's prayin' on me mind!
If I chase him long enough,
I'll get 'en by and by,
And celebrate me vict'ry
wit a girt big blackbird pie! Where be a blackbird to?
I know where he be
He be up yon Wurzel tree and I be after 'ee
Now I sees 'ee and 'ee sees I
Bugger'd if I don't get him
With a girt big stick I'll knock 'im down
Blackbird I'll 'ave 'ee
With a girt big stick I'll knock 'im down
Blackbird I'll 'ave 'ee
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
'Ow's 'ee fadder?
Alright!
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