1 : Under SailThe modern vessels on the Broads, for
recreational and sporting uses, have not directly
contibuted to, or been much influenced by,
the Norfolk dialect.
There were always trading wherries, but these
They were, when the wind was unfavourable,
Punts [no sails!], the older form of broads travel,
Beware of the marshy borders of rivers and
Rushes are called seggs (cf. sedge );
Occasionally there might be a dam in place -
When sailing, there can be more need to
A haze around the moon is often a sign of bad
2 : Under WaterFishing has, earlier, been more of
a livelihood than a sport.
Babbin(g) is the name for eel-fishing,
using worms attached to lengths of wool.
Eels can also be caught using a basket-trap,
known as a hive; or with nets, known as
pods or bosoms.
The squirming of eels is said to be
A ligger is an item of fishing-tackle, which
The Broads don't often freeze-over,
Fenland skaters know of pa(tt)ens
The fair number of expressions for "thawing"
Oovergive (similarly forgive ) are
Causeways are even more useful in wetlands,
and still called carnsers.
The carrs (clumps of trees) may differ in their
contents (mainly alder, willow and sallow).
Inland quays have the same name (staithes) as those
on the coast, previously for the use of the wherries.
Dykes are still deeks or holls, as in inland situations;
and require all the usual attention, and tools,
to keep them cleaned-out.