1. : AcknowledgementsKeith Skipper's book "Larn Yarself Norfolk"
(See BIBLIOGRAPHY) is highly recommended
(in fact, is compulsory reading); and is frequently
referred-to in all that follows.
Skipper provides an immensely long list of
Working from this dictionary, through Skipper's
Other acknowledgements are far too numerous
** N. B. As a Norriger, I must put on record that
my maternal grandmother was born (c. 1871)
in the Norfolk village of Etling Green : so small
a village that the nearest "town" was Mattishall !
2. : MotivationsGeneral influences and sources of inspiration are
another matter; and the following eminent names
(sadly, mostly deceased) come readily to mind.
The first three have strong connections with the
Dick Bagnall-Oakeley (formerly on the
and be incomprehensible; than be understood
speaking in the local dialect. They seemed
unaware of the strong Scots connections . . .)
politicians, who achieved great things without ever
finding it necessary to disown their humble roots.
I take a little pride in publishing my original
website in 1998, just before the founding -
in 1999 - of the Friends of Norfolk Dialect.
The founder was none other than Keith Skipper,
The Hon. President is the acclaimed academic
The current Chairman of FoND is Colin Burleigh.
The FoND website also features
Keith Skipper's latest survey of Norfolk Slang
Thanks to everybody.