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What's A 'Writh'? (Emmerdale)

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Bert45 | 13:26 Sat 08th Jan 2022 | Film, Media & TV
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Sam said he'd rather "shave a Rottweiler's writh" on Emmerdale recently . The spelling is as it was given in the subtitles. What's a 'writh' (or 'rith'). Any expert of Yorkshire dialect, please?

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You ask for it to be moved to Phrases & Sayings but that won't happen until the EDs are back on Monday or you can ask a Mod to delete it and you can re-post it in P&S.
22:00 Sat 08th Jan 2022
As an " educated" guess ( as they say on game shows ) I would say it's the dog's backside.
Could just mean a writhing Rottweiler ...
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Can I delete this question here and then post it in Phrases and Sayings? I don't think I'm going to get an answer here. I could have made an "educated guess", but I would like a dialect dictionary definition.
You ask for it to be moved to Phrases & Sayings but that won't happen until the EDs are back on Monday or you can ask a Mod to delete it and you can re-post it in P&S.
I'm Yorkshire (Mum Scottish) - family here for 500 yrs. that we can trace - I've never heard of 'writh'. I have a small Yorkshire dictionary and it is not in there. Probably a vulgarism.
You'll need to say you want it deleting if you're intending to post it again in P&S.
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