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From: "John Alan Longbottom" <>
Subject: Re: Fw: [YKS] Life in the 1500s
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 17:47:43 +0100
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From Alan Longbottom

The spelling would have been "causey" as a dialect form of Causeway - or
side-walk in the USA.
An area of Halifax, Yorks is Causeway Foot, but this could have a derivation
from being at the end of a packhorse way where it joined with a normal road.

Alan
----- Original Message -----
From: "ryelea" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [YKS] Life in the 1500s


> Wendy
> Could you ask your learned colleague about "corsey" this is the part I was
> told to always walk on - never in't'road!
> Ray Riley
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wendy King" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 4:06 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: [YKS] Life in the 1500s
>
>
> > can't resist joining in this debate
> >
> > pottage/potage/porridge used to be interchangeable - depended on where
you
> > were from - meaning something(s) boiled in water on the stove
> >
> > the bowl you served it it was a porringer
> >
> > other words the Americans use that come back to old(er) english
> >
> > fall - dialect word for autumn (leaf fall) 17th/18th century Lancashire
> > particularly
> >
> > pavement for road - dates back to Roman times, archaeologists still
refer
> to
> > roman roads as pavements
> >
> > the 'ize' ending on many words - this was and still is the 'correct'
> english
> > 'ise' has come into use through custom and practice
> >
> > can you not tell that I once worked for an academic who had majored in
> > english language?
> >
> > Wendy
> >
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