The glottis (the vocal apparatus of the larynx) slams shut at the same time, so that the column of air strikes the closed glottis to produce the characteristic, onomatopoeic noise. Europe has been a place of battles and political intrigue for centuries.
As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.
Mary - Devon In your Devon Dialect you haven't included APSE meaning abscess. My wife's family has been living on or near the Hampshire/Sussex border for at least three or four generations so I would guess that the word was in more general use than only Devon. Also the word bint is arabic for girl and was probably imported into England by sailors who had visited foreign ports in exotic parts (or maybe the other way round). I never zee'd any other buyy who could pull 'ees shoulder out of its socket and then drash the bugger back iin jus; by wackin eezselv up against the wall. Where I used to live in South Hams the accent is also on the decline.
Miss the bugger mind, ee flitted of to work overseas. The wood sorrel in my memory is also sour and really good with cheddar. Ed from Instow Our old farm labourer used to come out with some classics: Wer be gwain (where are you going), What be dwain (what are you doing). For example my Dad, a Plymouthian always says 'Me Luvver' and if you say that to someone not from the area (esp to another man) people think it's a bit odd.It was popularised in Boston newspapers around the 1840s when it was fashionable to go around spelling things incorrectly for humorous effect.Legend also has it that New York Democrats later adopted the abbreviation to promote their candidate Martin Van Buren – the initials ‘OK’ were derived from his nickname, Old Kinderhook.Fingerprints are formed semi-randomly as the foetus develops in the womb andare affected by such things as chance fluctuations of hormone levels.Similarly, the pattern of freckles and moles on the skin is caused by random mutations and will vary between identical twins.