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Yorkshire dialect

Which is the correct definition for the following words? Compiled by Adam Jacot de Boinod, author of The Meaning of Tingo and creator of the iPhone App Tingo



a) one who haunts good tables, a greedy

sponger b) a scarecrow made of old garments c) a prophet of death or disaster


a) a beating administer­ed to one sent on an April-fool’s errand b) a long stick with shears for cutting high branches c) a hard and painful lump, a boil


a) the custom of rolling hardboiled eggs down a slope b) running behind, following c) eating or drinking especially noisily or greedily

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