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In the penultimate post of the Free the Word series, OED associate editor Eleanor Maier explores Bristol’s chosen word ‘gurt’, which will be the subject of a poem by Vanessa Kisuule. gurt adv. very, really. We had an enthusiastic response when we canvassed Bristolians for their distinctive local vocabulary and popular suggestions included ‘slider’ (a […]more
I grew up in Bristol as a litlun called Melissal who enjoyed going down the slider and was considered a bit of a keener in school. But I experienced a fair amount of ridicule for my Bristolian accent even from other, posher Bristolians. Why Bristolian (aka Bristle) should be laughed at while other regional dialects are […]more