Any Manc worth their salt knows when they're being mithered by a numpty and can tell the difference between mingin' and mint.

But if someone told you they were feeling a bit 'frabbit' after a 'dree' day at work would you have a clue what they were going on about?

We've trawled through Elizabeth Gaskell's ground-breaking 1848 novel Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life to unearth 19 fascinating examples of Mancunian dialect largely lost in the mists of time.

Elizabeth Gaskell chronicled many old Manc dialect words in her groundbreaking novel Mary Barton

Mrs Gaskell's husband, the Rev William Gaskell, was fascinated with the language used by working class Mancs and went to great lengths in the footnotes of Mary Barton to explain its meaning.

Some of the slang - such as 'ritling' to describe a child suffering from rickets - thankfully isn't really applicable to modern-life.

But one or two other words, such as 'nesh' to describe someone soft or weak and 'wick' to describe something full of life, are still used today.

Below we've rounded up some of our favourite old dialect - do you recognise any of it?

Farrantly - pleasant-looking

Frabbit - peevish, ill-tempered

Clem - starving

Cowd - cold

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Lile - little

Wick - alive

Nesh - someone who is soft or weak

Ritling - a weakling or a child that suffers from rickets

Cotched - caught

Rucks - a large quantity

Down-lying -  having a lie-in

Disremember - forget

Pobbies or pobs - a child's portion of porridge

Baggin-time - time of the evening meal

Dree - long and tedious

Gloppened - amazed, frightened

Liefer - rather

Knob-sticks - those who agree to work at lower wages

Cricket - a stool

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