Obscure Words from English Regions 
  • Bishybarnabee - ladybird (Norfolk)  
  • Bobowler - large moth (Birmingham)  
  • Brozzen - full (having eaten too much) (Swaledale)  
  • Coopers ducks - the end is nigh, it's all over (Black Country)  
  • Deff - to ignore, split up, pack in, avoid (Birmingham)  
  • Dimpsy - half light, just turning dark (Somerset)  
  • Dodderman - snail (Norfolk/Suffolk)  
  • Dreckly- later, some time, 'manana' (Cornwall)  
  • Gambol - forward roll (Birmingham)  
  • Ginnel - alleyway (West Riding of Yorkshire)  
  • Gopping - unattractive (Manchester)  
  • Gurtlush- the best (Bristol)  
  • Gully stottie - bread knife (Ashington, Northumberland)  
  • Kets - sweets (Darlington)  
  • Ladgin - something embarrassing or unpleasant (York)  
  • Nesh - a bit weedy, being cold when you shouldn't be (Nottingham)  
  • On the box - off sick from work (Black Country)  
  • On the huh - not quite straight (Norfolk)  
  • Pitch - snow that sticks to the ground (West Country)  
  • Spoggy - chewing gum (Grimsby)  
  • Ronking - smelly, disgusting (Black Country)  
  • Tittermatorter - see-saw (Norfolk)  
  • Tiss up - forward roll (Leicester)  
  • Tranklements - ornaments (Black Country)  
  • Twag - to play truant (East Riding of Yorkshire)  
  • Twitchell - alleyway (Nottingham)  
  • While - till, until (Yorkshire)
    "Don't Mess With the Elderly"  
    Myra Rhodes, a little old lady living in Great Baddow, Essex, answered a knock on the door one day, to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.  
    'Good morning, Ma'am,' said the young man. 'If I could take a couple minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.'  
    'Go away!' said Myra brusquely. 'I'm broke and haven't got any money,' and she proceeded to close the door.  
    Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. 'Don't be too hasty,' he commanded. 'Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.' And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet.  
    'Now, if this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.'  
    Myra stepped back and said with a smile, 'Well let me get you a spoon, young man, because they cut off my electricity this morning.'
    "When I Dream" 
    Foster & Allen 
    Designed & Compiled 
    Ev & Els 
    This is just one of the many things that reminds us of Hillary.  
    Wouldn't you just love to smack that asinine, all the time and we know she doesn't mean it, smile off her face?
    Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack, anyway? 
    Whack :to hit (someone or something) with great force.  
    : to reduce (something) by a large amount.  
    : to murder or kill (someone). 
    I guess I do not get the connection. Also cannot find it anywhere. 
    Sure does put me out of 'whack'.  Even makes me a bit 'whacky'. 
    And is the past-tense of whack,  whock? 
    Is whock the sound 'caused' by a whack.  
    ( Garfield's Jim Davis says it is). 
    May the force be with you.God Bless.
    I really haven't lost it,  I am just being a little ?????. 
    So say I.