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GUEST,Anne Croucher OLD SCRATCH = Satan/Devil Origins (22) RE: OLD SCRATCH = Satan/Devil Origins 13 Mar 05


I don't know if this is relevant - I was brought up in Barnsley, Yorkshire and 'it looks as black as old Scrayt's coal'ole' was a saying I heard, when the weather turned nasty - when dark clouds came over before a thunderstorm, for instance.

Scrayt rhymes with date, with a closed throat 'y' -is that a glottal stop? and t'explosive 't' that gives foaks wot writes down songs such bother to tell wot were sung.

Like 'tyumuns' for t'empty uns' in Jowl jowl and listun, Lad.

Anne


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