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Each month Adam Ja­cot de Boinod, au­thor of

The Mean­ing of Tingo, poses a vo­cab­u­lary quiz from our lo­cal Nor­folk di­alect. Can you guess the cor­rect def­i­ni­tion from the fol­low­ing three op­tions for:

1) tit­ter­ma­torter

A) a scare­crow made of old gar­ments

B) a see-saw

C) a pole slung across a stream to stop cat­tle pass­ing

2) spuffle

A) to waf­fle, speak pompously

B) a spur at­tached to the heel of a fight­ing cock C) a hand­some, good look­ing young man

3) griz­zle

A) to pre­pare an eel for the ta­ble

B) to burn the down off seabirds af­ter pluck­ing the feath­ers

C) to cry with pain

4) gurn

A) the leather strap to bind a hawk’s wing

B) to grin, to make faces C) a small cav­ity in a rock

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