Friends Of Norfolk Dialect
Norfolk and we're proud of it" - hear why Friends of Norfolk
Dialect chairman Keith Skipper finds his dwile so handy and why
he is such a firm defender of his roots (Real G2 2' 14")
Norfolk: Have your say
about Norfolk dialect - and read about other Norfolk traditions.
of Norfolk dialect square up to the challenges of a second year
in operation, it is clear that the honeymoon is over - and the
routine hard graft just started.
as FOND's voice grown louder both in this country and beyond,
agitation and aggression must be matched by achievement.
no good puttin' yar foot down if yew hent got a leg ter
stand on" |
Aunt Agatha said: "Thass no good puttin' yar foot down
if yew hent got a leg ter stand on," she probably had that
sort of progress in mind.
It was right
to put down proper roots, to set out specific aims in the name
of conserving and recording our priceless linguistic and cultural
is a serious campaign
with long-term ambitions
laughs along the way - and that will continue to be the case
- but this is a serious campaign with long-term ambitions. We
have started work in earnest in setting up a sound archine and
looked hopefully at the chance of obtaining a healthy grant
to help with this project.
Dr John Alban fully supports FOND's ideas while the Norfolk
Record Office eagerly awaits our first contributions.
the material could come from FOND members themselves as they
share enthusiasms at our gatherings around Norfolk and in their
daily dealings in village, town and city. There's
a lot of natural talent to be tapped.
keep on moaning until Mummerset |
has been wiped off the map
written to some of the top people in broadcasting to air renewed
complaints about bogus accents in drama productions set in Norfolk.
We have offered to help them get it right. We'll keep on moaning
under Mummerzet has been wiped off the map.
it is up to every FOND member to spread the genuine word, to
praise or protest whenever necessary and to take a real pride
in belonging to a growing organisation bringing a dash of colour
to an increasingly grey world.
yer well tergether - an' dew yew mind you yew go!