By Bill Griffiths
As interesting because it is informative, this dictionary bargains documents and motives of a northern English dialect. The examine provides information regarding phrases that return so far as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in addition to these found in cutting-edge vernacular. excellent for a person drawn to English etymology, this reference is thorough and crucial.
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ON kus! kus! ‘milkmaid’s call’] cush, cushty see excellent (short) cut 1. cut, 2. bolt, 3. ginnel, 4. snicket 1. g. between houses” TC S’m C20/2; “short cut, passage” Trimdon 2002 Q; “cut – path between houses from one road to another” cenD’m, eD’m, M’bro 2001 Q. [Celtic cut ‘short’ – Hull MS wNewc 1880s] 2. “bolts – narrow passages ... between houses” Atkinson Cleve 1868 3. “ginnel – path between houses” Thornley 1940s Q; “gimmel – a passage” Teward Newbiggin-in-Teesdale C20/mid 4. “snicket – back road, short cut” JS Ch-le-St cutty 1.
Ma canny hinny’, a term of endearment” Palgrave Hetton 1896; ‘an embodiment of all that is kindly, good, and gentle’ Heslop N’d 1890s; “a canny singa wee carn’t half joggle ho’ voice” CT New Herrington 1930s; ‘sweet, cute, nice’ D’ton C20/2; “he did varry canny in that”, Dobson Tyne 1970; “He must have been a canny age”, “Is it far? – Aye, it’s a canny way”, “He has a canny bit of money stowed away” (considerable) LG S’m C20/2; ‘nice, cute, having a pleasing personality’, “dead canny” Wood Tees 2002.
Item in factura cimbri novi, et reparacione antiqui, cum uno cobill’” Finchale 1406–7; “coble – a particular kind of boat, very sharp and wedgeshaped in the bow, and flat bottomed and square at the stern” Brockett Newc & Nth 1829; “coble – a kind of boat peculiar to the North East, in use among fishermen and pilots, with sharp bows, flat sloping stern, and without a keel” Atkinson Cleve 1868. EDD distribution to 1900: East Coast from Scotland to East Anglia – Note north of Sunderland (approx) the word is pronounced with a long ‘o’.