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Old 08-11-2017, 03:54 AM
Chris O'Carroll Chris O'Carroll is offline
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This website's presentation of the Guardian article may be a bit on the huh, but I'm not going to twine, and maybe someone can provide a better link.

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-g...81646780238617
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:57 PM
Gregory Dowling Gregory Dowling is offline
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Here's a more convenient link. I'd be interested to know what the results of this are. "Gurt" is definitely alive and kicking as a word in Bristol. And I offer a song I remember from school-days:
http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/545.html
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:21 PM
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Thanks for the links, Chris and Gregory. The article made me chuckle; there are some wonderful words in various dialects, though I'm from the West Midlands and I've never heard the word “bobowler” for a large moth.

I especially like ''a bit on the huh'', for something that's lop-sided. (Might have to pinch that one! )

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