A Dictionary of North East Dialect

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Abackabeyont, bait-poke, cracket, drucken, etten, fettle, guissie pigs, hoy, inbye, jowl, kist, lonnin, marra, nyen, plote, queen-cat, reckling, skinch, tew, upcast, vine, willok, yem, zookers! If you enjoy finding out about dialect words how and where and when they were used and where they came from we think this is the best guide yet to help you explore the world of North East dialect. Bill Griffiths has made good use of his PhD in Old English to help record, research and explain the special Features of this dialect, which is as old as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and as fresh as the stottie-cake in your local bakers.

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'In this dictionary Bill Griffiths provides a vivid guide, not only to the distinctive vocabulary of the North East, but also the ways in which dialect words contain echoes of the long history of the region and its People. By explaining the words he helps us to understand the place.' --Professor Keith Wrightson, Yale University

'All this research is brought together in the dictionary, which has received international recognition as a serious contribution to modern dialect study.' --CityLife

'It will take time before the real significance of his life and work is appreciated, since it so clearly exceeds any of the usual measures of those things.' --Martin Wainwright, The Guardian

From the Author:

"North-east dialect is at heart a spoken language, a flexible experience and open to change."

"I think the core dialect is safe but we have lost a lot of rare an unusual words in the last 50 years."

"This book is not intended to fix it, but to encourage a better appreciation of what thankfully, is becoming recognised at last as an essential part of the region's intangible heritage."

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