I can’t promise anything, but you just might bump into some famous people from Suffolk. Here are a few names that were either born or have homes in Suffolk.Read More
A loight haarted look at th’ Suffolk dialect
Rum Owd Dew is a light hearted look at the Suffok Dialect.
That is to say, we look at the dialect, the culture and the humour of the Suffolk people.
For example: “Dew yew wanna laarn more bowt Suff’k?”
rum owd dew
/rʌm · əʊld · dʒuː/
- direct translation: “funny (peculiar) old situation”
- An event or situation that is strange or disreputable
“Well thas a rum owd dew hint ut!?”
Here are the latest articles from Rum Owd Dew. If you have any stories or suggestions, do contact us. Above all, we hope you have fun reading them!
QUIZ: Ar yew Suff’k bor?
So how Suffolk do you think you are? Do you know you Mawther from your Mazy? Take the quiz to see if you’re a native or a furrener!Read More
Difference between Norfolk and Suffolk Dialect
The Norfolk dialect is the Suffolk dialect’s closest relative and they share many characteristics.Read More
The Fisherman and the Yachtsman
After a hard day’s work fishing, a Southwold fisherman went into his local for a well earned pint of Adnam’s Brown Ale (or a couple, or three, or more like).Read More
Top 10 Suffolk Phrases
Here is our top 10 Suffolk phrases, with a few additional notable mentions. This is but a small selection of common, but peculiar, phrases you’ll hear people saying in Suffolk.Read More
The Train Journey
The Story of an old farmer in his late eighties/early nineties, he wasn’t quite sure which, who took a train journey. He said that he had lived in his village since the day he was born, never been anywhere else.Read More
Larn’un Suff’k (Part 2)
In learning Suffolk Part 1, Larn’un Suff’k (Part 1), we had an introduction to the Suffolk dialect and it’s quirks. Let’s now take a further look…Read More
Larn’un Suff’k (Part 1)
In this two part article, we take look at the Suffolk dialect with a view to Larn’un Suff’lk (learning Suffolk), understanding some of the many idiosyncrasies of grammar, the expressions and the reasons why Suffolk is sometimes ridiculed by furreners.Read More
The Furrener and the Budget
One autumn evening in a Suffolk pub, five locals – Darkie Deakons, Charlie Whymonger, Doody Parkes, and Tubal and Tinny Alecock were in a pub.Read More