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 N. This means we are over halfway through the alphabet, so here is a suitable smiley to celebrate:
Quick Fire Round
Can You correctly identify which is the correct animal from these jumbled-up options below?
Can You identify which of the three meanings is the correct one for the words below?
- Veteran of the Vietnam War
- A coney-catcher's net
Near's a Toucher
- Bar maid
- Very near and/or a close shave
- Ship wrecked on the ledges off West Wight.
- Customs and Revenue building
- Necktie or scarf
- Affectionate hug
- House or dwelling
Newse the Matter
- Someone sentenced to be hung on the gallows.
- An upsetting news story.
- As it should be or nearly correct.
- Cheating or acting unfairly
- Itching or scratching
- A leech.
- A small handful.
- Notorious, wicked and incorrigible.
- A ninny or nincompoop.
- Fish that, despite being hooked on the line, gets away.
- Small or baby crab
- Ball of wool.
- Nor yet
- Lumpy custard
- Walking Stick
- Physically attractive young fellow.
- Agricultural chain used as a weapon in time of invasion.
- Food eaten between breakfast and dinner
- Abbess or head sister.
- Someone nursing another.
- Tithe, 10% of earnings given to sick and elderly.
- Greenhouse or enclosed area used to protect young, delicate plants.
Click on the picture for the answers!
G - H - I - J - K - L
M - N