…it doesn’t mean he’s going to turn all northern! This is a posting I did after introducing my London/Brighton-born grandsons to a cordial which was a favourite of mine at their age. Some of you may have noticed its appearance in recent times on the shelves of Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. By gum….
Look at this….a lovely bottle of Vimto, a cordial made from a secret blend of blackberries, grapes and raspberries and some special herbs and brewed oop north for the last 100 years and more. It’s the Lancashire equivalent of Coca Cola and, yes, there is a carbonated version now and a shiny new logo style too (which I don’t really like if truth be told). It’s what we grew up drinking as kids and just recently we’ve discovered it in local supermarkets down here and introduced it to our two grandsons. A bit of Lancs DNA in a bottle. And they love it, I’m delighted to report. They aren’t exactly talking with flat vowels just yet but it was amusing to hear my smashing elder grandson S ask for another glass of that really tasty stuff ‘Vomit’.
As Paul Daniels might have said if he’d spent less time squabbling with a glove puppet and more time studying, ‘Now that’s Metathesis’ …….
Metathesis (English pronunciation: /məˈtæθəsɪs/; from Greek μετά-θε-σις, from μετα-τί-θη-μι “I put in a different order”: Latin trānspositiō) is the re-arranging of sounds or syllables in a word, most commonly the switching of two or more adjacent sounds.