Would you like scraps, cracklings or scratchings with your fish and chips?
Dialect is important. It connects us to people and places and shapes who we are. The words we use, how we put them together and how we say them matters – to us, to others and to the rich and ever-changing history of language.
Some of our words are inherited from the people and places of our birth or childhood; others we pick up along the way. If we move around with family, or for work or study, sometimes we adopt new words from other people and other places.
Our dialect is an important part of our culture and heritage. It shapes our identity and it is ours to value and celebrate.
Have your say! If you’d like to share your dialect, take part in this online workshop!