The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100427   Message #2099603
Posted By: Cats at Work
11-Jul-07 - 06:30 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Regional expressions
Subject: RE: Folklore: Regional expressions
In Cornwall tourists are 'emmets' and in Devon they are 'grockles'. The use of 'to' at the end of a sentence is considered to be a Plymouthian expression.
As a child in the South East twittens were pathways or alleyways though a set of lanes which were enclosed as opposed to being wide open. An interesting book you might like to look at is The Language and Lore of Children by the Opies. It has regional singing games etc in it.