We're now at the tenth in the quiz series dedicated to the Isle of Wight's dialect, as preserved in A Dictionary of Isle of Wight Dialect by WH Long (1886) and Isle of Wight Dialect by Jack Lavers (1988)1. Is everyone fed up of it yet?
This week is words – and indeed names - beginning with J.
You Know Jack All
Can You correctly identify which is the correct meaning of these name-based phrases?
|Jackaneyaps||Children's singing game|
|Jack In / Jack Up||Being busy but doing nothing useful.|
|Jackrag||Regular visiting packman or peddler.|
|Jenny Jones||Great Tit|
|Joe Ben||Will o' the wisp|
|Joey||An individual in a larger group|
|Johnny Fortnightly||Coxcomb or dandy|
|Johnny Lent||Give Up|
Can You identify which of the three meanings is the correct one for the words below?
- The first month of the year.
- Jars to put jam in.
- Insect found in marshy ground.
- A song that is stuck in your head.
- Maggots found inside jars of homemade jam.
- Word said before the words 'whiz Batman'
- To give – possibly to give someone some jam.
- To get on well with and/or agree.
- Blue, slippery clay.
- Someone who says 'I like the cut of your jib'.
- Sauce, juice, syrup or gravy. Or the jam in a doughnut.
- A measure of spirits and/or jam.
- Cattle dealer.
- The Hutt crimelord who ruled Totland Bay.
- Lollipop made out of jam.
- Flag showing the skull and crossbones.
- Someone who bumps their head when walking into something lower than they are tall.
- Foolish, silly person.
- Someone jilted at the altar when their intended accidentally says someone else's name.
- Being arrested.
- A gin and tonic ordered by someone who already has had several.
- Honest, trustworthy fellow.
- Someone, often female, who adds herbs and other natural ingredients to home-made jam in order to create remedies for various ailments.
- Someone from the West Country and/or a country bumpkin.
- Someone who rudely pushes those around them out of their way.
Click on the picture for the answers!