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  1. School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics • The Talk of the Toon Dialect Words Use the clues to work outthe meaning of some North East dialect words. DECTE is funded by: • The Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English

  2. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 1 People can’t live without this. scran

  3. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 2 These days, many people get theirs in a supermarket. scran

  4. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Picture Clue scran

  5. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 1 One of these can carry a heavy load. cuddy

  6. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 2 The sound they make is called a ‘bray’. cuddy

  7. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Picture Clue cuddy

  8. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 1 You probably need to be outside to do this properly. plodge

  9. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 2 To do this action, you need to move your feet. plodge

  10. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Picture Clue plodge

  11. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 1 This word could describe someone’s clothes. clarty

  12. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 2 Someone might say you were this after you fell over. clarty

  13. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Picture Clue clarty

  14. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 1 Some people needed one of these to help them do their job. rolley

  15. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Clue 2 Although it moves, it doesn’t need to be steered. rolley

  16. The Talk of the Toon Words and Objects What do these words mean? Picture Clue rolley