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This one really does need some creative thinking - or guesses!
https://www.getreading.co.uk/quizzes/gu ... s-10844023

Some guesses, “lateral” thinking and I still didn’t get them all correct :))
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Pffft. 5. I give up.
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9 out of 12 ! My grandmother used a lot of them. Hechatty is still a word I use in a slightly different form, I tickly cough is a hechatt.
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After seeing the first question I'm not even attempting this one, I didn't live in Rural Berkshire (or know anyone who did) and none of my family had 'sayings' so will be well out of my depth. It's taken me 45 years and I'm still learning Derbyshire and North Staffs. :-)

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I remember some of the sayings from my childhood too. A hechatt was, and still is a cough in my family.
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Born in Berkshire. 5/12 obvs not good enough.
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In my family, maggie, because my Nan had a strong Berkshire accent, it was an ’echatt 😊
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Well, despite my earlier comment, I did have a go and managed only 9/12 more by luck than knowledge! Guessed a few, not heard of that many apart from the agriculture related ones which are pretty much universal in their useage.

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lizwing wrote: 21 Apr 2020 17:35 In my family, maggie, because my Nan had a strong Berkshire accent, it was an ’echatt 😊
We always pronounced it eckatt or eckatty.
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windrush wrote: 21 Apr 2020 17:49 Well, despite my earlier comment, I did have a go and managed only 9/12 more by luck than knowledge! Guessed a few, not heard of that many apart from the agriculture related ones which are pretty much universal in their useage.
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lizwing wrote: 21 Apr 2020 15:39 9 out of 12 ! My grandmother used a lot of them. Hechatty is still a word I use in a slightly different form, I tickly cough is a hechatt.
Beat me then - but then I haven’t mixed with any rural people, nor come across any of the sayings - and apart from late OH, haven’t known any AgLabs!
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10/12 - but my father and all his family came from Pangbourne and they sued of most of them so had heard before!

The wrong un’s where:
Eddish which I though was dappled sunlight as I’ve heard it used to describe a red sky in the morning, but maybe just a bad way to say Reddish!
Tedding out – I always thought that was dancing!
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Only 5/12 I've led a very sheltered life. :whistle1:
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OLDMAN wrote: 22 Apr 2020 08:32 10/12 - but my father and all his family came from Pangbourne and they sued of most of them so had heard before!

The wrong un’s where:
Eddish which I though was dappled sunlight as I’ve heard it used to describe a red sky in the morning, but maybe just a bad way to say Reddish!
Tedding out – I always thought that was dancing!

You can still purchase new Tedders, I have had to repair a few that get bent when they hit rocks!

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