Broad Norfolk was first noted in the 17th Century and, although still used by many, it is slowly dying out. I'm sad to say that when I left Norfolk I seem to have left my accent behind too. I still use the dialect words I grew up with and everytime I go home it only take 5 minutes in the company of my Dad and my accent returns.
I often get comments about the words I use which are not known here in Dorset so I thought I would add a feature to the blog.......Word of the Week Wednesday. Each Wednesday I'll post a Norfolk Dialect word....and hopefully together we can help keep this dialect alive.
There can be only one word to start this new feature...........
Mardle; 1. to Gossip, Idle or have a Casual Chat. 2. A village pond.
In use we might say "we had a rare good ol' mardle, he and I"
I love the word mardle, I love how it rolls off the tongue.
I thought the use of the word mardle for a blog name was perfect.......because lets face it blogging is really just a good ol' chat with friends. Mardle Made jumped out as the perfect name for my jewellery business because I learn't to silversmith in a group and we'd have a good ol' mardle as we went about our jewellery making. Mardle Made was born!
Do you have a dialect where you live, or come from? I'd love to hear about it. What are your favourite words?