Hello, and welcome to the latest in the quiz series dedicated to the Isle of Wight's dialect, as preserved in various publications1.
This week we have words brought to you by the letter M, and so naturally the week's theme is Maggots and Mothers, that classic, classy combination.
Mum's the Word
|Mothery||Dusk or twilight|
|Mum||Shy or silly person sitting quietly|
|Mumchance||Food cut unevenly|
|Mummick||Thick drink or food full of impurities|
|Mummy||Monster used to scare small children|
|Mumpoker||Small insect or louse|
Slime and Snails and Puppy Dogs' Tails
Can You correctly identify which is the correct meaning of these words and phrases?
|Mallishag||A whim or mad fancy|
|Mit||Mites and other insects found in food|
Have I Lost My Marbles?
Which of the following words does not mean a marble or marbles?
- Lob taw
It seems that every week we encounter the words 'Maade', meaning daughter, young girl or lass, as well as 'Mayet' meaning 'friend' or carter's assistant, but here are some new words for you.
Can You identify which of the three meanings is the correct one for the words below?
- Native hairy elephant.
- Someone who frequently says foolish things.
- Mystic fortune-teller.
- Very big wheels.
- To walk in a camp way.
- A likeness or resemblance.
- Gents loo.
- A mechanic.
- Ringing of church bells to signify French/Spanish/Dutch/Viking/German etc. invasion.
- Dung Heap
- Playing truant.
- A wheel and/or top restaurant.
- Something that is either tolerable, moderate, normal, exceptional or extraordinary.
- Money bank guarded by a yellow griffin.
- Very small person.
- Someone who hoards money.
- Extremely or very.
- Small stool.
- Someone lost.
- Oozing, slowly discharging liquid.
- Full moon.
- Labourer's pay-day.
- Strong inclination
Moonshun, also Moonlight
- Smuggled alcohol.
- Daydreaming and/or a foolish idea.
- Calving cow.
- Bottom or backside
- Argument that lasts so long it has become pointless.
- Rough scarf.
- Rotten straw.
- Short and broken, especially straw.
- Messed up and disordered.
- A riverbank at low tide.
- Someone without magical ability.
- A rat, also mongrel animal.
- A very heavy weight that is a difficult shape to carry.
- Wearing black as a symbol of bereavement.
- Sweating with hard work in hot weather.
- Working uselessly.
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