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My ol' Dad had a number of sayings which I've only ever heard in Devon.

For example attached the the end of every sentence is the word trait. She uses splittereens for smithareens if she breaks something. You can listen to some lovely Devon people from Milton Abbott. Primrose I've been scratching my 'ayde about this for a while: there always seemed to be a clear difference between the vocabulary and pronunciations used by women, and that used by men when I was growing up (discounting the latter's cussing, of course, unless they were 'Methodey' and wouldn't dare swear).

(I don't remember being told any more.) Apparently a villager living by himself had--like others in the same situation-- acquired the habit of conversing with himself.

His name was Farmer Gammin (a name that I have discovered was in truth found in my grandmother's village). ) Moiy Buurd (My Bird) Me Aansom (My Handsome)Moiy Flower.

I was a little heller up the back, or a limb (of Satan)when naughty. My stepfather who's 86 and from Chumleigh and BROAD Devon still defeats my understanding sometimes! Buddle-hole: Hole in Devon bank to drain water from a road. growing up learning what she was on about sure was an education! Here in the Forest of Dean it's just called fern, and there's a lot of it.

Michael Newton Abbot what about Gurt= big (great).. most of these are just the plaindialect of the spoken word and need to be heard spoken by bey,maid or varmer person who has been brung up in the parish. ) is (or was) a greatplace to hear broad dialect used. i'm now at uni and trying to write a disseration on the plymovian accent and dialect, so any janners out there with any interesting dialect words originating from plymouth please post them!! There's a local tradition of couples using 'fern tickets' when they need privacy.

Grace - originally from East Allington My father used to work on the roads and to stop the drains from blocking they used to go out and clear the "battalows" not sure of the spelling but sound a bit like "bat-a-l'eau" I live in North Devon now and my husband is a North Devonian and has never heard of "battalow" he reckons it's a South Devon word - anyone else heard of it?

I believe it's gutter for the rain water to run along to take the water to the drains. Maid was used around here to mean any woman and bi( boy) for any man .

Mary - Devon In your Devon Dialect you haven't included APSE meaning abscess. My wife's family has been living on or near the Hampshire/Sussex border for at least three or four generations so I would guess that the word was in more general use than only Devon. Also the word bint is arabic for girl and was probably imported into England by sailors who had visited foreign ports in exotic parts (or maybe the other way round). I never zee'd any other buyy who could pull 'ees shoulder out of its socket and then drash the bugger back iin jus; by wackin eezselv up against the wall. Where I used to live in South Hams the accent is also on the decline.