Tuesday, 13 January 2009


There appears to be a typo here, as the word should read re-ere, ere being old English for air. This now makes much more sense. It is rather like that old knart in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. The old manservant speaks in such a thick Yorkshire dialect, that even locals have to either say: 'eh?/what?/speak bloody properly,' or pretend they understand- with lots of head nodding and subtle changing of the subject. We are unable to remember t'old git's name, but we knaw he's a fond o' Bible neet, with thee flaysome temper and references to owd Nick.

One easy tip in trying ta unustands t'auld twat, is ta sup a beaker o' negus, then imagine one is doing quick text with t' barns. Saying it out loud- as it sounds, helps to give meaning to the word or expression. As for us, Frieda and I are just about to go a mumming round the local community, where she will be further explaining the meaning of knart and dicro.

-It has been pointed out by my nemesis here in the UK, dear old Susan, that I have neglected to explain the meaning of reere. I will keep it short and sweet. To reere, means to re-air a room after folk have visited, to remove any nasty odours, especially in the lavatory, with an expensive freshener that purports to 'digest bacteria.' This it may do- but in doing so, it leaves a very unpleasant, sour smell. Imagine pickling vinegar mixed with sour bath sheets that haven't dried properly. Euch. In this case a room must be re-reere-ed.


  1. Oh, ery nauce! Aw see aw ave me assignment then, aven't I. Whe shall we ang abouts taday, mate? Shall we go a ticidg-ing about?

  2. I know! Thanks!

    Was this always in black? Or did you change the color?
    Perhaps if I have a nice sunde I'll be able to redirect my wits.

  3. T'was always in black- to match my mood.

  4. My last comment didn't publish! Darn it. And it's not black, it's yellow and green now and has an addition. I think I need to keep you occupied and had better get to work, pronto! However, very nice addition. And may I say I know the smell all too well. Agh!