This year National Dialect Day will take place in Devon from 18th to 20th October. I think I'm right in saying that the National Dialect Day is not so much concerned with the accent people have as the alternative words they use. I'm sure they have lots of amazing words in Devon but we have our fair share in Leicester too.
You only have to go down to Leicester Market to be addressed with 'Ey up, me duck' instead of 'Good morning, Sir.' And if you do anything to surprise the stall holder he's likely to respond with, 'Ooooya beauty!' or 'Ark at him!'
As I've lived in Leicester all my life I'm not too sure which colloquialisms are local to Leicester and which are in general use throughout the country. Is it just in Leicester that you say:
'frit' when you're frightened
'Charlie's dead' when you're petticoat's showing
'The Oakey Man' for the Ice cream van
'Don't mither me' for don't bother me
'Jitty' for alleyway
If there are any Leicester people reading this, then please add to the list. I'm sure there must be many more local words.
If you're not from Leicester then what local dialect words do you have round your way?