Adam Jacot de Boinod was a researcher for the television series QI and is the author of The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World, published by Penguin Books. Having researched the rural dialect of Hertfordshire, collected so lovingly by Victorian lexicographers, he sets us each month a Call My Bluff- type quiz. Can you guess the correct definitions of the following archaic county words?
A) unsettled weather B) to drizzle; to slink away C) the leather strap to bind a hawk’s wing
B) an informal meal of bread, cheese and beer C) pimples
A) one who haunts good tables, a greedy sponger
B) the windward side of a hedge
C) Easter Monday and Tuesday
C 3- B,2- B,1-