Nobbut a Yellerbelly!

Nobbut a Yellerbelly!: A Salute to the Lincolnshire Dialect

Language & Reference, Language Usage & Writing Guides
Paperback Published on: 11/10/2006
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Nobbut A Yellerbelly! offers a treasure trove of local folk history, a survival guide to the linguistic jungle of the Lincolnshire dialect, and captures the warmth and humour to be found among those who live in the county.

Did you know that round Lincolnshire way, ‘on the slosh’ might mean at an angle; that something mixed up could be described as ‘mangalayated’; or that a useless item might be dismissed as being ‘as daft as a boiled owl’? These and hundreds of other words and phrases are translated in the Linkisheer Dictionary section of the book.

There's also a look at Lincolnshire humour, place-names, food and history. And towards the back of the book there's a book within a book: a very 'Linkisheer' take on British history, in cartoon form.

What better opportunity could there be for all yellerbellies and Linkisheer speakers to celebrate their heritage?

Alan Stennett has a lifelong interest in the people and the language of Lincolnshire and is descended from at least four generations of local farmers. He was one of the team who set up BBC Radio Lincolnshire, going on to become a freelance journalist and broadcaster, working from his home in an old railway station.

  • Publisher: Countryside Books
  • ISBN: 9781846740053
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 6 mm

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