Curious and curiouser

I WAS born and spent my first 20 years in Halifax, Yorkshire, and when I moved to Derbyshire I felt I was in a foreign country sometimes (ref Times Notebook, March 17).

Many times I have asked for teacakes and been offered something else. In Yorkshire if you wanted fruit teacakes they were called currant teacakes.

If someone said a boy was bonny I thought they were good looking but they meant he was well made.

And when talking to a child a horse (a geegee) was called a “bobo”. What next?

When putting oddments into a drawer, here they are bits and bobs.

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