ANSWERS: Test your knowledge of the English language

West Country illustration. Credit: Beta757/Shutterstock
Credit: Beta757/Shutterstock
West Country illustration. Credit: Beta757/Shutterstock
Credit: Beta757/Shutterstock

Here are the answers to our language quiz:

West Country dialect

1) A. The tie of the cravat.

2) B. Small worthless apples remaining on the tree after the crop has been gathered in.

3) C. Careless, reckless, happy-go-lucky.

4) A. To suffocate in mud.

5) A. The youngest of a litter of pigs.

6) C. Lumps of dirt on a ploughboy’s feet.

Cockney Rhyming slang

1) C. Plundering dead bodies in the river (especially the Thames) and turning them adrift again.

2) B. A robed waiter at a table.

3) A. One who searches sewers for rats.

 Cumbrian dialect

4) A. A Brauchin is a horse collar formed by stuffing straw into an old stocking.

5) C. Cloggins are balls of snow on the feet.

6) C. A swarth is the ghost of a dying man.

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