Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:13
Dove, I am also fascinated by the way we use language and the way words develop. I love the fact that such 'English' words as settee and bungalow come from India. And that we say 'faux pas' because we don't have an English version, and the French say 'le weekend'
I think the poggle mentioned above comes from Hertfordshire.
I will try to read the Melvin Barge book, even though I am allergic to him
I too was deeply allergic to him until I heard some of the radio progs that came from the book - he's now one of my heroes (as long as I don't have to watch him on tv)