THE NORFOLK DIALECT.
One of the boundaries of the parish of Feltwell is the river Little Ouse which separates us from Cambridgeshire. The County of Suffolk is not far distant, being a mile or so, only, away. Feltwell has also the Devil's Dyke as a boundary; not perhaps the neighbour that you and I would choose, had we the choice. But in spite of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk and our unpleasant neighbour, Feltwell remains essentially a Norfolk parish in which the true Norfolk dialect is spoken. Here are one or two Norfolk words and expressions heard used at Feltwell: -
"That's where he keep his trincums." - "Why do you cross-hopple me?" - "Has it gone Three? please Sir the clock has went." - "Put it soshways." - "Now then get them highlows off and go to bed." - "The barley become all flizzomslike." - "It's raining over Will's mother." - "There's a lot of dodmans here." "He's a proper mure-hearted one." - "The house wants triculating up." "He's a rare pingler with his food." "I'm a regular tongue-banger." - "You forget to bop and do she'll larn you."
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