Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Dialect Questionnaire: The words

If you've taken part in the Dialect Questionnaire Project: here's a quick reminder.
If you didn't take part and you're interested in the project then just for fun: scroll down and think about which words you would use.
There are a list of multiple-choice answers for each question. There are no right or wrong answers. It is your opinion.

1. If you haven’t drunk anything for a long time, you will be very...
clammed up o  droughty o   dry o   gegged o   paddocked o   parched up o   thirsty o     other  o

2.  What is left at the bottom of your teacup after drinking your  tea?
dregs o grogs o tea-grains o tea-grounds o tea-leaves o tea-slops o monkeys o   slop o other o

3. If you haven’t eaten any food for a long time, you will be very...
clammed out o clammish o famished o famishing o gant o hungered o hungry o  pined o wallow o yap o other o

4. What do you call something that you eat between meals?
baggings o   bait  o   bit of a snack  o   bait of a snack  o   bite of ten-o’clock o    biting-on  o    minning-on  o    putting-on  o    clocks  o    croust  o    dowan  o    forenoon-drinkings  o    elevenses  o    lowance  o    lunch  o    packing  o    sandwiches o   snack  o    snap  o    sup-and-a-bite  o   ten-o’clocks  o    tenses  o   other o

            5. What do you say you’ve got when your head hurts?
a bad head o a big fat head o a sore head o a headache o a bit headwark o   a terrible headwark o sick head o sore head o the headache o   the headwark o   other o

6. What do you call a very small piece of wood that has got into your finger?
chip o pricker o shive o spale o speel o spelch o spelk o spell o spile o splice o   splint o splinter o spoal o stob o other o

7. What do you call any running water smaller than a river?
beck o brook o burn o dike o gill o gote o rivulet o sike o stell o stream o trench o  other o

Hopefully you've had fun thinking about your answers and learnt a few new words along the way!
Pop back and check out the results of the Dialect Questionnaire Project later this week.
Also, check out the words that a local resident of Ryedale would have used in the 1950s. Coming soon!
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