Anyone from the South of England use it?
Not especially fond, but it was nice to be reminded of itWell, I hope it brought back fond memories, E.
I can't remember what happened the day before yesterday, Mr SWere you North-Western boys and girls amused by the name of that BBC kids' programme, 'Trumpton', by any chance?
I grew up in Lincolnshire and have since traced my family back to the 1600's in that county and before passing the 11 plus I spoke quite a different language, it was the normal way of speaking to our family and neighbours but that way of talking had to be educated out of me!! I bet most people would not understand my grandparents' generation these days duck but they 'trumped'! But they never 'trumped' down in Surrey when I lived there, if they ever admitted to it they 'let wind'! I had an interesting time at university in New Zealand looking up the roots of swear words to discover that the ones I used that were not bad language in Lincolnshire had Old English roots whereas the ones that I thought were really naughty were words with French origins like 'pissoir'. Must have been something to do with the Norman conquest and the Anglo Saxons hanging on to all they had left - their language!
Here's the text concerned:would there be like the last breath? could we say (times gone by) that break wind and breathing might have been synonyms? Or I am way off ...