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Old Devon dialect from Charles area

Post 1

Ozzie Exile



A book of Devon dialect from the late 19th century has some interesting entries.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/devon/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8549000/8549957.stm

Although some words may be very local in usage, others are more Devon wide, and some have an even broader background


Old Devon dialect from Charles area

Post 2

Plymouth Exile

I don't know if the book contains a word that my mother used a lot. She would say: "What have you been doing in the kitchen, it's full of smeech?"
Smeech referred to a visible vapour from either frying or grilling certain foods, such as bacon.
I haven't heard it used in other parts of the country.


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