BLACK COUNTRY DIALECT K - O (A selection of reference Words, Terms & Spellings)
Lamp To beat or thrash, eg "Ee giv' 'im a right lampin'
Larrupin /Larussin Also to beat or thrash, eg "Ee giv' 'im a right larrupin'"
Lather ladderLather upset or excited as "In a bit of a lather"
Lief as soon as
Lommock clumsy, lumbering, eg "Yow big lommock"
Lover common term of endearment to children - m'lover
Lugole/Lughole Ear or ear hole Lungeous
Madden to make wild, annoy
Maitrum matron (of a hospital)
Maunch to chew carefully (as with no teeth)
Maygrums Faces as in Pullin' maygrums = Pulling faces.
Miskin, Midden or
Mixen Rubbish heap or dustbins (garbage bin) From the Anglo-Saxon for dung
Moach or mooch to idle about in a bored fashion or search
Mucker confusion, eg "All of a mucker" can also mean a mate as in "me old mucker"
Mush meaning an acquaintance eg What yo looking at mush?
Mush the face
Myther to bother, to irritate, or be irritated by
Nairun none, not one
Natty tidy, neat
Niggle to find fault in insignificant things
Node known, eg "I've nowd 'im for 'ears"
Noggen yedded stupid
Noggin thick piece of bread or the head
Nous, Nowse "Hav yo no nous?" meaning are you dumb or have no intelligence
Nuss nurse, eg Nit Nuss (checked school children for head-lice)
Ode old, eg "Th' ode lad" - the devil
Odge push, eg "Odge up" - move up a bit
Oliffer Nail making machine, actually the word is from Oliver
(a spring loaded tilt hammer)