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How Does Your Grammar Grow?


Bairn is still in common use in the North East


Isn’t etymology a fascinating thing?!.. :face_with_monocle:


Yes, I love insects … oh, … :wink:


I wonder what the Etymology of Entomology is…?! :wink:


It’s ephemeral…:wink:


It most certainly is :+1:! Also my northern Irish friend also uses Wean/wain for children too.


Ulster and Southern Scotland are pretty intertwined in many ways…


One of my fav Lancashire colloquial phrases is “nobbut a cockstride away” "very near to":boom::roll_eyes::rose:


Watching The Bridge, I was intrigued to find that the Swedes also say ‘braw’ for ‘good’, just like Paw Broon.


Indeed! They write it as ‘bra’… Which caused no end of amusement in my Swedish class. We weren’t a mature lot!


“Arl plodge in the claggy clarts if ya hoy us a ha’p’ny hinny.”
Any one up for that translated from Geordie into propa Queen’s prose?

This text will be blurred[/spoiler]“I would step into the deep, thick mud if you would only throw me half a pence, Mrs.”


Hinny is the only word I recognise. And that’s only due to the Unthanks song Here’s the Tender Coming (beautiful song!).
I love the variety and uniqueness of English dialects!


After 10 years still trying to understand Bristolian.