An A to Z of Norfolk - 26 words that prove you come from this county
- Credit: Archant © 2006
Local dialects are emerging (loud and proud of their non-regulation vowel sounds and non-standard words) to be studied by brain and language scientists.
The Norfolk dialect was the first in Britain to be subject of academic research and is still going strong. On Saturday, March 1 the EDP's Weekend supplement takes a look at how traditional dialect is faring in the modern era.
For an A to Z introduction to larn yarself Norfolk, try this my ol' bewties, with fond thanks to Fond, the Friends of Norfolk Dialect.
Bor - friend
Coshies - sweets
- 1 Rare insect spotted in Norfolk for first time in nearly 100 years
- 2 Norwich street named one of the most beautiful in the world
- 3 ‘Porn addict’ Norfolk doctor who secretly filmed women struck off
- 4 Crumbling coast fear means Norfolk's 'golf ball' radar must be moved
- 5 Seven people arrested after 50 vehicles stopped by police at Thickthorn
- 6 Enjoy afternoon tea onboard a steam train in Norfolk this summer
- 7 Pub gets dozens of calls asking - 'Do you know there's a dog on your roof?'
- 8 City chip shop might be SINKING but refuses to close
- 9 Chancellor and health secretary dramatically quit
- 10 Football club fined and chairman suspended over FA breaches
Dickey - donkey
Elijahs – string tied round the bottom of a labourer's trouser legs
Fye-out – clean out.
Gansey – heavy jumper made of oiled wool
Huh - uneven
Imitate - attempt
Jip - aggravation
Knap – to shape flint
Loke – a short lane
Mardle - chat
Nasty particular - fussy
Old year's night – new year's eve
Pightle - paddock
Quackle - choke
Raw - angry
Squit - rubbish
Tittamatorter - seesaw
Uppards - upwards
Vacagees – evacuees
Waarmin – badly behaved child
X-ees – truce, in childhood games
Yisty - yesterday
Zackly - exactly