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  • From By Hook or By Crook by David Crystal: "For instance, there was a survey of bird-names done in Yorkshire in the 1950s. It turned out that the local word for 'starling' was cheppy in the extreme north-west of the county, but jibby in the coastal areas of the North and East Ridings. If you went into the Wolds, the Vale of Pickering, or the North Riding moors, it was called jibby. In the upper valleys of the Wharfe, Aire, and Calder it was shebby. And in the Vale of York, Hambleton, Ampleforth, and the Cleveland Hills it was shippy." (p 81)

    December 15, 2008

  • Thanks, knitandpurl--I've added this to my collection. :-)

    December 16, 2008