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From: "Herbert Harrison" <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Yorkshire sayings
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:21:42 +1300
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As obviously does the saying "I (or he or she) am loppy" Which means they
either itch or firty or both.
Herbert.
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From: "John Rouse" <>
To: "John Firth" <>
Cc: "yorksgen rootsweb" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Yorkshire sayings


> In message <00cd01c83bd9$f2ab3e30$>, John Firth
> <> writes
>>Interesting is the origins of the word bairn. I believe it originatesfrom
>>the Norwegian 'barn' meaning children. Just wonder how many Yorkshire
>>dialect words have the same source.
>
> 'Fit as a lop' derives from the Danish word for flea,
>
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