Words: twitten, n.
Friday 28 May 1999
Traders claim that mere fume-free pedestrians do not spend as much and that this was a political wangle by councillor, now MP Ivor Caplin. Much of the many days' debate was occupied with the future role of an alley; at every mention, this had the note "or twitten": not some legal nicety, but Sussexspeak for alleyway, from the Old English twicen. Although Sussex trugs are now in every B&Q, it will take more metrical ingenuity than digitial savvy to make Gracie Fields's spirit sing of "Sally! Sally!/Pride of our twitten".
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