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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:08 pm 
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Was originally called 'Twostoops'. Does anyone know why? I have checked Roger's book but can't find a reason.

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Isn't a stoop a Lancashire word for stile, so twostoops meaning two stiles near each other. If not a stile then a narrow gateway. Pretty sure that is it.

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I know Roger told us at the slide show last month but my memory is like a sieve. It's because I'm approaching 40! (In 6 years!)

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I could swear at you Mel, but I daren't put it on this site. :wink:

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Why? What did I do? :twisted:

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Your memory is like a sieve at approaching 40 in 6yrs, what do you think mine is like?????

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LOl, I knew what you meant!

From David Barker.

Taken From A LANCASHIRE DIALECT

Steelhole – a stile
Steyl – a handle, ‘A brush steyl’
Stir, stur – festivity, an exciting event ‘Next singin’ stur’
Ston, stonds – stands ‘It stonds upon a hilly ridge’
Stoop – a post ‘A gate stoop’
Stowed – stopped. When a horse refuses to go it is said to be stowing
Stracklin – a rough, careless fool
Strap – credit ‘He’d noather strap nor brass for t’ pay’
Stretch – a period of time, a distance
Stroddlin – standing with the legs wide apart
Sturred

SO TWO STOOPS TWO GATEPOSTS

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Never heard of stowed or stracklin.
My grandad used to write lancashire dialect poetry under the guise of Th'owd Syker. He had a few small books published and used to write regularly in the Burnley Express on various aspects of Briercliffe. I have all his old scribblings somewhere.

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I remember Th'owd Syker writing for the Burnley Express. I do hope you put some of his work on this web site for us Gloria. Best wishes Pollyanna


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Will see what I can do, I wish he had had a computer it would have been easier than copying it.

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I now have a few of Th'owd Syker articles. I am working towards them appearing on the site.

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