150214 Speaking Mummerset

By February 15, 2014 zBlog Archives

L1004491_LRMummerset is one of my favourite words so far (but we do still have another 319 to go). It means ‘A pseudo-rustic dialect used by actors, modelled on dialects from the west of England’ (OED). As I was unable to find any actors, I thought I’d just have to have a go at it myself:

Today, well, he were like zummat outta Bonfar av the Vanities, mind. I were south av the riverl, found misself lorst and couldn’t find me way ‘ome. There wuz too many peepaw in cars driving like ijits and spanners. So it were right lush to see these ‘ere flowers, cuz it meant I were ‘ome. (With apologies to Adge Cutler, Fred Wedlock, the Wurzels and Worzel Gummidge))

Editor’s note: These flowers are not actually outside our home. Whilst I find them beautiful, the plastic crown makes me wince. However, they were a sign that I was home, as they are on the corner of the street where we live and the street where we park. It will be some time before I drive south of the river again.

Day #46 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.