Sorry, but dialects are not slang. They reflect a whole host of linguistic influences, often going back many centuries.Over on the FGW livery thread there has been discussion about Cornish being on the new FGW/GWR livery.
What are peoples thoughts?
Some have said it help tourism but it is the national language for some.
I think that, as far as Scotland goes, They are trying to copy The Republic of Ireland with all the bi-lingual signs.
Its not a bad idea. But there was discussion on what is "Scots".
Gaelic regions in the UK are, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Irish, Welsh & Cornish.
Kids are struggling with English as it is with out "slang" being made acceptable.
Should we start having the PA in Latin as well??
Where do we stop?
Many Yorkshire dialect words, for instance, derive from Old Norse and the period of Viking rule and settlement in the 9th and 10th centuries.
Haver may mean talking nonsense in Scots. In Yorkshire it is the word for oat, as in haverbread, or havercake, which is the local equivalent of a Staffordshire oatcake, and shares its roots with havre (Norwegian) haver (Dutch) and hafre (German).
Lek or lekkin', also pronounced laik/layk, used as a verb in Yorkshire, means to play and again has Norse roots. The same word is used in modern Norwegian and Swedish for play and game.