Dialect is a very rich, expressive form of speech, which in this age of television and video is dying out, giving way to standard usage, Americanisms and Australian slang.
This booklet is an attempt to record our local use of words and phrases before they are lost and we would like to thank everyone who responded to the plea for words and meanings.
James Boswell, writing in 1764, proposed to compile a dictionary of Scots because, "the Scottish language is being lost every day and in a short time will become quite unintelligible".
This is our attempt to preserve our descriptive, expressive language.
We hope you enjoy it.
ISBN 1-869984-07-2 available from Buckhaven Library