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  • ewie

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    English English
    Well, I'm from Lancashire in the northwest of England and it's definitely in use here. (I was being ironic when I said the One True Meaning.)
     

    ewie

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    English English
    The only systematic and thoroughish attempt to collect British regionalisms under one roof is the Survey of English Dialects (SED), which was carried out in the middle of the old century by Leeds University, and which (as far as I can remember) only covered England, and which (as far as I know) isn't available in any form on th'internet:(

    Meanwhile I found guff in The Cassell Dictionary of Slang:
    guff n.² [20th C] a fart [dial. guff, an offensive smell]
     

    ManOfWords

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    Português [Brasil]
    The only systematic and thoroughish attempt to collect British regionalisms under one roof is the Survey of English Dialects (SED), which was carried out in the middle of the old century by Leeds University, and which (as far as I can remember) only covered England, and which (as far as I know) isn't available in any form on th'internet:(

    Meanwhile I found guff in The Cassell Dictionary of Slang:
    Survey of English Dialects would it be it? I really do wanna find and buy it ... :D
     
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