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!