This is a quiz series dedicated to the Isle of Wight's dialect, as preserved in various publications1.
Yes, I know that I've kept you desperately waiting for a P for over a week.
Quick Fire Round
Can You correctly identify which is the correct meaning for these animal-related words below?
|Pissabed||Parcels of Corn|
There are three possible answers listed for each word below, but only one is correct. So you gotta ask yourself one question, 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?
From the expression on his face, I'll take it that the punk does indeed feel lucky.
- High spirited and lively.
- Type of tree favoured by partridges in December.
- Seaside structure that juts into the water allowing people to promenade and/or access ferries.
Pecky and Mimfy
- The two Needle rocks at the Needles.
- Someone who is fastidious, fussy and delicate regarding what they eat.
- Types of woodpecker.
- Shoplifting and hiding stolen goods in underwear.
- Large saw.
- Round food made from dough, cheese and tomatoes.
- Sweaty armpits.
- Sound made by an up-ending duck.
- Block of wood.
- To fall in a faint.
- Prying and also wasting time.
- Fixing a cart's wheel spokes.
- Explosive sneeze.
- Large pebble
- Hot beer, particularly porter, warmed in a lidded tankard.
- Water in which food, such as meat and vegetables, has boiled.
- Lobster pot.
Pride o'the Mornen
- Foggy or drizzling morning before a fine day.
- Early morning dew.
- LGBT+ events that took place before nammet time.
- A Marsh-wiggle, father of Puddleglum.
- Clubfoot, also a clumsy person.
- To violently kick someone, also a pommel horse.
- A blimp, airship or balloon.
- The wearing of clothes, what you have upon yer.
- To read a book.
- With a proviso.
- A supervisor.
- Someone who spreads gossip.
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