Local HistoryProvincial Words

Glossary of Provincial Words used in North Hampshire a final word from Dr. Stevens

Hampshire carters often say Toward, when it is intended to turn horses to the left, and Vrammard, when they should be turned to the right. The very illiterate use V strongly, as vor-hos for fore -horse, vorrard for forward, and vlee-away for fly-away. They call vermin varments; and I have sometimes heard boys apply the term Callow-wobblers to unfledged-sparrows.

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