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David Conroy, the landlord of the Sawmill pub, Beacon Hill Road in Newark, is making a dictionary of old Newark words for charity.  Ultimately he proposes to publish a small book and raise funds for his favourite charity, Beaumont House hospice.   

 

Here are a few he has found already:

 

Bewer - girl

Cank - money

To chaw - to steal

Clemmies - underpants

Errers - girl's legs

Geera - man

Jasper - wasp

To jawl - to go

Juck or juckler - dog

Maydyger - cat

Meckler - complete idiot

Nesh - cold

Peeve - beer

Radged - round the twist (in a nice sort of way)

Tapped - daft

David has collected about 300 different words already but is looking for more.  He would love to meet a volunteer lexicographer to authenticate the words, and an illustrator to provide a few drawings for the book.  Contact him on 01636 707395  

 

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