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‘Now Then’...

Saturday 7th May 2022

So does ‘scone’ rhyme with ‘gone’ or ‘bone’?
And if you’re really tired, are you ‘paggered’ or ‘jiggered’?
Maybe you use words which you’ve brought with you from other areas of the country. And do the words you use or hear differ between generations?
May is Local History Month and libraries across North Yorkshire are working with the University of Leeds, alongside the Dales Countryside Museum and Ryedale Folk Museum, to update the Survey of English Dialects. Our ways of speaking shift and much may well have changed since the original research in the 1950

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