[Ads-l] [C18-L] Fw: [ADS-L] Slang synonyms for "stile"?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 7 00:24:12 UTC 2016

I'm pleased that I was able to serve as a cross-cultural link!


      From: Eugenia Zuroski <zjenkin at MCMASTER.CA>
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 Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:03 PM
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This is wonderful, Joel—exactly what we were looking for, and more than we hoped to receive!
Thanks, all, for your responses!
On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 2:16 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

For the more colorful of these perhaps regional-dialect terms, I like:

From: Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET>
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:40 AM
Subject: [C18-L] Fw: [ADS-L] Slang synonyms for "stile"?

ForEugenia Zuroski's friend --

The following comes from David Kendal via the list of the American Dialect Society.
EDD isThe English Dialect Dictionary.  There is a Wikipedia article on the EDD, which says:
"A digitized version of theEDD has been made available byInnsbruck University, free of charge for non-institutional, non-profit purposes. A scanned version of the work made byUniversity of Toronto Library is currently available through the Internet Archive."
These terms may be more regional dialect than slang, but perhaps they will be useful.

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: David Kendal <me at DPK.IO>
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Slang synonyms for "stile"?

Since stiles are found in the countryside I expect the normal slang
sources (in the Grose, Egan, Hotten, Farmer and Henley tradition) will
not have much, as they are more urban in their coverage.

EDD Online suggests:

balk-stee (Cumberland and West Yorkshire)
clap-stile (Northamptonshire — a particular kind 'having the horizontal
  bars fixed at one end, and movable at the other, giving way to the
  pressure of the foot, and springing up again after the person has
  passed over')
clappergate (Cheshire, as above)
couple (East Anglia — a turnstile)
cripple-gate (West Yorkshire)
fall-stile (Warwickshire, a clap-stile, but with the note that ‘This
  form of stile is rare in War.’)
gan-by (North (?) Yorkshire — there's a misprint or OCR error here)
gap-hole (West Yorkshire)
giddle-gaddle (Yorkshire and Cheshire
  see https://i.imgur.com/iAsmViH. png)
grimestee (West Yorkshire)
heaver or ever (Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire)
hop-over (Cheshire)
larra (Dorset, Somerset, and Devon — specifically the bar on a stile)
overgate (North Yorkshire)
riser (Devon)
rowley-gate (around Tyneside, a turnstile)
rozzle(s) (Surrey and Sussex)
squeeze-belly (Wiltshire, a V-shaped stile)
stave (West Yorkshire, specifically the crossbar)
stiggy (Orkney and Shetland)
stook (Somerset, ‘A kind of stile beneath which water is discharged’)
sty (North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire,
shy-hole (West Yorkshire)
tantara-stile (Warwickshire, a clap-stile)
tirl-grind (Shetland Isles, a turnstile)
tirless-yett (Scotland, turnstile)
whim-wham (Shopshire, turnstile)
whirligig (Cheshire, North Staffordshire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire,

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