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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.


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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Old Devon dialect from Charles area

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