You never truly know a place until you explore its dialect. That’s certainly true of Lincolnshire, as you’ll discover in this book!
Explore the dialect of Lincolnshire past and present with our glossary and collection of local phrases and sayings. It’s a dialect that continues to inspire writers and many others, as you’ll see inside! You’ll also find out why it’s considered a great thing to be a ‘yellowbelly’ in Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire’s dialect and culture have many different aspects, but there’s one thing no one can doubt: it continues to delight many people to this day.
Let this book of Lincolnshire dialect inspire you to sprinkle a few delightful Lincolnshire words and phrases into your everyday speech!
If you want to really get to know a place, try exploring its dialect. This is certainly true for the county of Lincolnshire. By finding out about the words, phrases and language spoken locally – both past and present – you really get to understand the character of the county. If you’ve been ‘cantouzled’ by Lincolnshire’s vivid dialect in the past or ‘mazzed’ by some of the words you hear in the area, never fear! You can uncover some of the words which make up Lincolnshire language, new and old, right here in our glossary!
Just a brief look at the glossary reveals how much of Lincolnshire’s agricultural past lies in its language. If you’re keen to try out the dialect for yourself, take a look at our round-up of some great Lincolnshire phrases and sayings. Lincolnshire’s dialect is cleverly summed up in the ‘Linkisheer Dictionary’, a poem written by poet Andy Robinson and proudly featured in this book.
Lincolnshire has a passion for its dialect. This is the county, after all, where the council is so concerned about people not understanding the local dialect that it has set up special workshops. It is also the county where the dialect is celebrated and captured by a dedicated society and by an eccentric farmer! There’s no doubting it: this is a county which values the words, phrases and pronunciation that help make it so unique. It is also a place which has inspired many writers, past and present, and which was also the birthplace of one of Queen Victoria’s favourite poets.
You know you’re in Lincolnshire when being called a ‘yellowbelly’ is a good thing! Discover why in this book. You can also find out what lies behind some of the county’s oldest traditions. There’s so much to Lincolnshire and its dialect and history, from its identity as the county captured in one of the most well-known folk songs to being the birthplace of one of the most important figures in the history of computing.
Released: June 2015
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 180 x 110mm
Author: Lindsey Bourne