'appen

'appen

(ˈæpən)
adv, sentence substitute
dialect Northern English See happen5
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"Bless their little 'earts," said the grandmother, "what should 'appen to them?"
She actually said "mate" for "meat", "'appen" for "perhaps", and "oss" for "horse", which, to young ladies living in good Lytherly society, who habitually said 'orse, even in domestic privacy, and only said
'appen on the right occasions, was necessarily shocking.
We struck up a partnership kind of casual, both being on the tramp together, and after a while we 'appened to be round about Reigate.
"I WISH that 'adn't 'appened," said Flossie, riding on with Grubb....
Why should you be su'prised at wot 'appens every day?"
'Appen they do, but this was zero on the Richter scale of politics.
But 'appen she should replace her bedroom door with turnstiles."
'Appen we've got a problem, I say problem..." Luckily Nathan was on hand to restrain the brokenhearted bullyboy, and for his reward he's getting the sack.
So I think we ought just to 'ave another one on the strength of 'ow we need to celebrate what did and didn't 'appen 44 years ago today.
But I'm tempted to say it will never 'appen in a reign of pigs pudding',' apparently Brummie for it's an unlikely occurrence.
Meanwhile, up on Coronation Street 'appen there was a festive punch-up involving gormless Gail Platt and her frightful family.