New PDF release: A Dictionary of North East Dialect

By Bill Griffiths

ISBN-10: 1458784843

ISBN-13: 9781458784841

As unique because it is informative, this dictionary deals files and motives of a northern English dialect. The learn offers information regarding phrases that return so far as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in addition to these found in cutting-edge vernacular. excellent for someone drawn to English etymology, this reference is thorough and crucial.

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A tear or rent (noun and vb) 1. “deeth was him ... to cleke” Cuthbert C15/mid; “klick up – to catch up [Lincs]” Ray 1674; “to klick – to snatch, or catch up. as the glede (kite) klicks up the chicken” Kennet 1690s as Nth; “Aw’ve seen him ... Click up his chalk” Pitman’s Pay G’head 1820s; “click haud o’ the rope, Cuddy” Luckley Alnwick 1870s; “klik – snatch, hole in cloth” Dodd MS Tanfield Lea C20/2. EDD distribution to 1900: Sco, Nth [OE clyccan, AN kliket ‘clapper, latch’] 2. e. catch it on someting (like barbed wire, say).

Plus “candy crew – blackleg miners… It originated when a local candyseller turned blackleg hirer in the early days of north-east miners strikes. uk/issue03 re 1885 canny 1. adj. , 2. adv. well, etc. 1. e. ” Shields Song Book 1826; “canny – good, kind, mild, affectionate: ‘Ma canny bairns luik pale and wan’” Pitman’s Pay G’head 1820s; “there’s a canny little lad gawn up the riggin look’e” JS South Shields C19/mid; “Cannynewcassel” Surtees Handley Cross 1854; “a canny chap wi’ horses”, “a canny convenient house” Atkinson Cleve 1868; “canny – kind, gentle, etc ...

EDD distribution to 1900: Sco, Nth. [choup ‘hip’, compare Norw. kjupa] See also cattijugs chow 1. to chew, 2. a quid of tobacco 1. 426 1862. NE 2001: in use. [compare ON kjalki ‘jawbone’] 2. 145 1816; ‘usually tobacco chewed down pit’ JP S’m C20/2 choz see excellent chucks 1. seashells, 2. ‘jacks’, ‘fivestones’ 1. 356 1849; “chucks… also [means] the shells themselves” Luckley Alnwick 1870s; “chuck – a shell, usually of snail or winkle” Hull MS wNewc 1880s 2. “chucks – a game among girls; played with five of these shells, and sometimes with pebbles, called chuckie-stanes” Brockett Newc & Nth 1829; “chucks – a game among girls played with shells; also the shells themselves” Luckley Alnwick 1870s; “chuckstones” IA S’m 1950s,60s; “chuckstanes or chuckie stanes” (dexterity game with shells or pebbles) Geeson N’d/D’m 1969; “chucks – a game played by children with pebbles called chuckie stones” Graham Geordie 1979.

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