NORFOLK DIALECT - April 2016

Posted in General Village Interest

Taken from 'Broad Norfolk' published by the EDP, things that the readers wrote.

Phonetic Spelling
A Blacksmith's Bill....
Osforarfada...................2 -0
Afortheos......................1 -0
Ashuinonim...................2 -0
Anafechinoninagin.........1 -0
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                                   6 -0 (Shillings,you understand.)
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School note
A mother whose boy had been away from school for several days sent a note to the teacher with the following excuse: 'Keptathometogoataterin.'

Putting on her parts.
What about the country girl who went to London and found a job as a servant?
When she returned home for a holiday her father was at the station to meet her.
Showing off, she said to him: ‘Hello PA, how is Ma and all the little ones?
He replied: 'Cum on hare, maw, and cock yar leg inter this hare dicky cart, and fur the Lor's sake leave orf a crackin' yar jaw'.