Finally at long last this is the last round of the quiz dedicated to the Isle of Wight's
dialect1. Did anyone read it all? If so, I apologise
for any inconvenience this quiz has caused you, the effects should wear off in time.
The letter 'Z' was pronounced 'Zad' rather than 'Zed' and often
interchanged with the letter 'S'.
Quick Fire Round
Can You match the correct words from the meanings listed below?
|Zaddurday||Part of a corn flail.|
|Zand-blind||Having a low back.|
|Zea-ware||Sickness after drinking too much.|
|Zich||To singe or burn|
|Zinders||To gently boil.|
|Zunce||To seem or feel|
|Zwanky||A speckled face caused by the heat of the sun.|
|Zweal||Exclamation of surprise|
|Zwig||Great or huge.|
|Zwop||To drink or quaff.|
Quick Fire Round: Get Zet
Can You match the correct words from the meanings listed below? Some words have more than
one definition, but which?
|Zet at||To go|
|Zet off||To scold|
|Zet out||To put pins in place for a game of Four Corners|
|Zet up||To explode gunpowder|
|Zet down||To be insubordinate|
|?||To rebuke someone|
There are three possible answers listed for each word below, but only one is correct. Can You
guess which is right?
- A farmer.
- To loiter and saunter.
- A walking stick or frame.
- To edge, squeeze or sneak in
- A horse's saddle.
- A z-shaped zigzagging chine or valley/
- A ship's galley.
- To swallow food or to believe something.
- The slope of a hill.
- Railway siding.
- To give numerous small sighs or yawns.
- A simnel cake.
- A monkey or someone considered monkey-like.
- Seeming or thinking.
- A small sop or toast.
- Order for silence.
- Trouser flies.
- Detachable beehive roof.
- Scythe pole
- A sieve.
- To stick with adhesive.
- Seeing zoo animals doing lewd acts.
- To have a black eye.
- To have your face obscured by cigarette or pipe smoke.
- To be bashful.
- Talking for the sake of talking.
- A soothsayer.
- An ill child who has petals at Christmas.
- Soft and foolish.
- Soaked, to be completely wet.
- Black powdery substance in smoke when wood or coal is burnt.
- A sour, bitter soup.
- Lemon-scented soap.
- An ill-natured person.
- To swim.
- Tap next to Cold.
- To burn out or destroy a wasp nest.
- Underground bomb refuge.
- A painful sweat.
- To swell or be swollen.
- Quickly or rapidly.
- Swimming, to be at home in the water.
- Feeling giddy or confused.
Click on the picture for the answers!
H - I - J - K - L -
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T
U - V - W - X - Y - Z
Henry Smith and Charles Roach Smith (1876), A Dictionary of Isle of Wight Dialect by WH Long
(1886), Isle of Wight Dialect by Jack Lavers MBE (1988), The Encyclopedia of Isle of Wight
Words, Placenames, Legends, Books and Authors by Edward Turner (1900) and The English Dialect
Dictionary ed. Joseph Wright (1906). Other works include the novels of Mary Gleed Tuttiett (1846-1923),
poem A Dream of the Isle of Wight by Mrs Mary Moncrieff (1863) and Legends and Lays of the
Isle of Wight by Percy Goddard Stone (1911).