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Author Topic: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?  (Read 2233 times)

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Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2019, 12:47:21 AM »

Oh goody, open season on Norfolk time again, don't forget the improbable pronunciations like Wymondham,where locals will generally do more than this if they catch a lone noodling squeezer up a dark alley or Happisburgh, where the legendary Jays, famed for their durable cured skins used for the finest bellows gussets, excavated their nests in the sandhills - before they all fell into the sea..............
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Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2019, 12:51:55 AM »

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Little+Snoring,+Fakenham+NR21+0HZ/@52.8545061,0.8915278,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d77a187c7a5c77:0x1d738216755587ee!8m2!3d52.854507!4d0.900304

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And just a mile or so away from Little Snoring is the River Stiffkey. Follow the river north and you will find the village of Stiffkey, surely once a hive of melodeon activity. Unfortunately, despite the melodeon-related (?) spelling, the local pronunciation is something like "Stewkey". So box fettlers be advised that if you have an inquiry from someone having a problem with a "stewkey" on their melodeon, you can probably safely assume that they are from Norfolk.

 
(As an aside, Stiffkey is probably better known as once the parish of the so-called "Randy Rector of Stiffkey", Harold Davidson, probably the only defrocked vicar in England to have ever been mauled to death by a lion in Skegness on a Wednesday!)



Edited to reflect further reading; thank you Mr Google!
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Re: How do you call a village full of melodeon players?
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2019, 02:26:57 AM »

Some might suggest we all be banished to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankers_Corner,_Oregon

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