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on 15 June 2011
This book compiles a language that has all-but disappeared from the North-East. Its attention to detail and flawless research earns its place with any linguistic text book found in a typical university library. It reveals how the North-East vernacular language originated and evolved, highlighting its heritage in Denmark and Holland, as-well-as Norse and Anglo-Saxon origins.
Not only does this book give extensive information on the language of the miners, but it gives a more in-depth understanding of their lives and occupation.
Bill Griffiths has let his true passion for his adopted home flow from every chapter. A marvel of a book, and a must read to anyone who this subject has or will affect.
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on 28 October 2009
Pitmatic: The Talk of the North East Coalfield (Wor Language) Bill Griffiths is the undisputed authority on north-east dialects and this book shows his thorough and academic approach to his subject. This is far more than a dictionary of pit language: it is a complete history of the way miners talked both at work and socially. It is as much sociology as linguistics and a most facinating record of a way of life recently gone. Bill Griffiths deserves thanks for preserving this.
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on 5 July 2009
This is the best dictionary of pitmatic that I have ever read. Purely North Eastern language is dying out in the region, but for those of us who grew up speaking it, this is a welcome addition.
It's a reminder of a world gone in my lifetime, and will appeal to future generations of scholars, or those interested in the past.
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on 19 February 2014
Having worked twenty five years in the North-East mines it brought back the way in which every day communication was used.
Probably hard to understand if not from a mining background, but could be a good amusing book for any one interested in the mining folklore.
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on 30 May 2013
An exposition of the nature of Pitmatic, the language of the northeast coalfield - a very comprehensive investigation into its unique characteristics and its roots. Excellent.
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on 21 February 2016
A good book and how a almost lost northern language as helped me to remember certain sayings and phrases from my childhood.
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on 23 March 2013
This is a great book, well written & researched. Personally I would like to have seen more domestic 'pitmatic' content.
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on 26 July 2015
Useful if you live where I do!
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on 26 December 2014
very pleased with the book
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on 19 December 2015
Great. Thanks.
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