'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?
Why should you be su'prised at wot 'appens every day?
But 'appen she should replace her bedroom door with turnstiles.
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.
Anyway - 'appen you're t'only honest man in't mill, so you can go wi' me.
But it don't 'appen 'ere, which is 'ard to get used to.
Well, my father's from Yorkshire, is about the same age as cricketer Fred Truman (and of similar temperament) and, 'appen, walking and camping in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales was the name of the game from the day I was born.
With luck, that should do the trick and convince the Champagne-swilling luvvies of London that we're reet working class, 'appen.
Caricature Northerners say Eee by gum, 'appen, nah then and where there's muck, there's brass.
I'll gi thee a puddin' tall and not flat At least three inches 'igh an' all that One for starters or mains and, 'appen it rains, Aye, a Yorkshire'll make a good 'at.