The quiz series dedicated to the Isle of Wight's dialect continues! Many words and everyday examples of their use in years gone by has been preserved in A Dictionary of Isle of Wight Dialect by WH Long (1886) and Isle of Wight Dialect by Jack Lavers (1988)1.
This week is words beginning with K. K today is often added to the ends of words instead of 'G', turning 'anything' into 'anythink'. But what words start with a K, eh?
Quick Fire Round
Can You correctly identify which is the correct meaning of these words and phrases?
|Keert||To finish work|
|K[I]ke||Retch or Choke|
|Kindy||String for tying up sacks|
|Kissencrusts||To gape at|
|Knock Off||Bread that stuck together when baked|
Can You identify which of the three meanings is the correct one for the words below? We'll start with a couple of easy ones that aren't unique to the Isle of Wight.
Kittle O' Fish
- Another fine mess.
- Hot drink made from boiling dried seaweed.
- A helter skeleter.
- Tartan skirt traditionally worn by locals.
- A cream horn pastry cake.
- Local pub
- To be better or superior.
- Lead weight thrown in orchards to knock branches and encourage fruit to drop.
- A clown
- Kaput and clapped out.
- Flowers becoming fruit.
- The next generation's wharf master's brother.
- Feeling seasick on the Isle of Wight ferry.
Click on the picture for the answers!
G - H - I - J - K