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  • Seen in Peter Robinson's "Blood at the Root." This must surely be one of the many Yorkshire words use in his very good crime novels.

    March 27, 2013

  • a'porth ... Not, I think, a 'Yorkshire' term. In my childhood In East London, (say up to 1938) small amounts of sweets were bought in *a'porths* - probably half an ounce or an ounce in quantity. As most will doubtless know, the word is a shortened form of *half a penny's worth*.

    On very special occasions, one might grandly ask *tuppence-worth*. A term of endearment, usually from a mother to a child, was *tuppeny*.

    March 27, 2013