Would you slice a roll, a bun, a bap or a cob to make a sandwich? And would you brew, mask, mash, wet or soak a mug of tea to go with it? We all need food and drink to survive, but the words we use to describe certain foods are often unique to the place we are from and its local dialect.
Here we explore a tasty morsel of the words, processes and utensils Harold Orton and his fieldworkers recorded in the Survey of English Dialects. Together they give us a valuable insight into language and life in a bygone age, but you may also find a few words and dishes that have survived the test of time.