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Monday, July 30, 2007

North-eastern miners' dialect

Pitmatic gets its lexicon

"Term after term is related to mining practices, such as stappil, a shaft with steps beside the coal seam, or corf-batters, boys who scraped out filthy baskets used for hauling coal to the pithead."

Ossian

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