It's another quiz round dedicated to the Isle of Wight's dialect1.
This week is the letter U. I love U. Unfortunately as a vowel it was rather redundant with the letter 'A' all-but able to suffice for most vowel needs. Believe it or not, this week's quiz features every letter beginning with U featured in A Glossary of Isle of Wight Words by Major Henry Smith and Charles Roach Smith (1876), A Dictionary of Isle of Wight Dialect by WH Long (1886) or Isle of Wight Dialect by Jack Lavers MBE (1988).
That said, here is a brief description of the use of the words 'Um', 'Un', 'Ur' and 'Ut' according to the Smiths, although Percy Stone usually uses 'Em' and 'En' etc:
- Um: them.
- Un: him, of it, of him, thus:
- Lat un alooan: let him alone.
- There's un dree un um: there are three of them.
- What wull ye zill un vor?: what will you sell it for ?
- I zid noo moor un: I saw more of him.
- Un um: of them
- Un un: of him
- Un ur: of her.
- Un ut: of it.
Quick Fire Round: The Only Way is Up
Can You match the correct words from the meanings listed below?
|Upalong||Quarrel or disagreement|
|Up-on-end||Stepped stone block used to mount a horse|
|Upper-stock||Be an even match for|
|Upper-chock||Fall over, suffer an upset|
|Uptip||Upright or perpendicular|
|Upzetten||Stepped wooden block used to mount a horse|
|Upzides Wi'||Going forwards|
There are three possible answers listed for each word below, but only one is correct. Can You guess which is right?
- Someone who doubts the existence of Father Christmas.
- Careless or heedless.
- Ignorant or unaware.
- A bee trapped indoors.
- Someone riding a unicycle.
- Without someone's knowledge.
- Posh and/or stuck up.
- Someone opposed to the European Common Market.
- Someone who is unusually short.
- Travelling through the Ryde tunnel.
- Perhaps not.
- Hapless, unlucky.
- Change a toilet door lock from 'Engaged' to 'Vacant'.
- To rescue someone who is caught or trapped.
- To give poor advice.
- To be unable to read.
- Not fully cooked.
- To thaw.
- To say the weather is getting very cold or be frozen.
- To mark a trail or object with ice or snow.
- The colour of the Solent.
- An oven.
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