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Famous people from Suffolk

I can’t promise anything, but you just might bump into some famous people from Suffolk. Here are a few names that were either born or have homes in Suffolk.

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confused

QUIZ: Ar yew Suff’k bor?

So how Suffolk do you think you are? Do you know you Mawther from your Mazy? Take the quiz to see if you’re a native or a furrener!

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Suffolk and Norfolk coat of arms

Difference between Norfolk and Suffolk Dialect

The Norfolk dialect is the Suffolk dialect’s closest relative and they share many characteristics.

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Southwold fisherman

The Fisherman and the Yachtsman

After a hard day’s work fishing, a Southwold fisherman went into his local for a well earned pint of Adnam’s Brown Ale (or a couple, or three, or more like).

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Fruit Picking

Top 10 Suffolk Phrases

Here is our top 10 Suffolk phrases, with a few additional notable mentions. This is but a small selection of common, but peculiar, phrases you’ll hear people saying in Suffolk.

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Train journey

The Train Journey

The Story of an old farmer in his late eighties/early nineties, he wasn’t quite sure which, who took a train journey. He said that he had lived in his village since the day he was born, never been anywhere else.

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Charsfield School 1920

Larn’un Suff’k (Part 2)

In learning Suffolk Part 1, Larn’un Suff’k (Part 1), we had an introduction to the Suffolk dialect and it’s quirks. Let’s now take a further look…

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Charsfield School 1920

Larn’un Suff’k (Part 1)

In this two part article, we take look at the Suffolk dialect with a view to Larn’un Suff’lk (learning Suffolk), understanding some of the many idiosyncrasies of grammar, the expressions and the reasons why Suffolk is sometimes ridiculed by furreners.

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Local pub

The Furrener and the Budget

One autumn evening in a Suffolk pub, five locals – Darkie Deakons, Charlie Whymonger, Doody Parkes, and Tubal and Tinny Alecock were in a pub.

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Map of Suffolk

Suffolk Place Names

The large majority of the Suffolk place names are of Anglo-Saxon in origin. Here is a list of popular places and their Suffolk dialectic translation.

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