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Happy National Dialect Day!
What are you doing to celebrate your dialect?
Dialects are wonderful things. They give people a sense of identity and a sense of belonging to a community. Or else, if you’ve moved away from your hometown; they make you stand out, they attach themselves to a sense of individuality.
National Dialect Day was established three years ago by Sid Calderbank of the Lancashire Language Society to celebrate dialects across the country through speech, poetry, story-telling and song.
… And in today’s world, dialects need all the help they can get to stay alive. Continue reading