by th'edge o't leet
Blogtards - this is Lancashire dialect "the edge of the light". This old saying origins are from days of yore when people travelled from the inland villages to the coast so that they could harvest brown shrimp and cockles. Harking back to simpler times when the "shrimpers", on their way to market, had to reach a certain point in their journey before sunrise if they had any chance of selling their goods. It was literally on "the edge of the light."
Pronounced thus - th'edge, think of the word hedge, but with a blunt "th" sound (like in the word 'thought') instead of the soft "h". o't - simply just utter UT like you just did in your head when you read the word "utter". Leet - well that's said as you see it ;) ...next week we tackle the more tricky "Am clem't deer'th"