Good morning! Welcome to Day 4 of my Fractured Paradise release party! Today, we're going to play a game using the dialect of my Sunderland relatives (past and present). I don't really use these words much in my stories, but I often hear this dialect in my head as I'm writing.
Okay! Are you ready?
DIRECTIONS: I'm going to give you a set of words this morning and then another this afternoon and it's your job to try to figure out what each one means. You can make a guess about as many of them as you wish. For this morning's words, I'll give you the answers around noon. For the afternoon's words, I'll leave the answers up after midnight!
So for example, if I were playing and writing answers:
1. "She could talk the head off a wooden donkey."
In the comments section, I would put
1. Someone who talks too much.
2. (Whatever you think it means)
And if I skipped 3 & 4
5. (Whatever you think it means)
THANKS TO AL WHO PLAYED THIS MORNING. I ENJOYED READING YOUR COMMENTS! HERE ARE THE ANSWERS:
1. "Me mam nicked me sweets."
MY MOM TOOK MY CANDY.
2. deed- None of us want to be this anytime soon!
3. "Watch how you go."
BE CAREFUL/WATCH YOURSELF/TAKE CARE
(This is Roker Pier Lighthouse, Sunderland)
I'M GOING HOME.
5. "Why aye, man!"
6. pet- And I don't mean the furry creatures we have as part of our families.
IT'S A TERM OF ENDEARMENT. MY ENGLISH AUNTS ALL CALLED ME THIS.
7. ower- A direction (a preposition)
8. lang- An amount of time.
All right, participants. Good luck!
Remember to leave your guesses (and comments for other days) to be in the running for the PRIZES!