Our Words

Our Words

A year ago, when the ‘word of the week’ started on this blog, I wrote about my love of local language and the wonderful pronunciation and lively expression that make up part of it. It has been great to see these words appearing every week on the blog. And what’s...
Pit Talk of the East Midlands

Pit Talk of the East Midlands

In a previous blog, I wrote about my research into the accents and dialects of Nottingham and what makes them so fascinating. When I was working on this research, some of the people I spoke to suggested I speak to some local miners, ‘as they had a funny language all...