ASIDE from cider, farms, and combine harvesters, Somerset is likely best known for its dialect and slang.

Ten years ago, in 2014, we tested the County Gazette's readers on their knowledge of local terminology.

"Dimpsy, bain’t it? Gi’s a gurt big pint of thee best zider." Do you understand that sentence?

If you do the chances are you’re fluent in the Somerset dialect.

If you don’t have a clue what the words mean, here's the translation: “I asked the person behind the bar how they were, said it was going a bit dark outside and asked for a large pint of their best cider.”

Over the years, most of us lose our accents as the world becomes a ‘smaller’ place and we interact with people over the phone who live hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away.

But the native tongue of ‘ooh-aars’ still survives in the school playground, and there are references to ‘Zummerzet Zyder’ in village pubs and the homes of farming communities.

The West Country lingo is popular among film writers and TV programmers, and became most famous after The Wurzels topped the UK music charts with The Combine Harvester.

To pick up the Somerset twang, which dates back to the Anglo-Saxon period, actors learn ‘Mummerset’ – a mixture of dialects from across the South-West – by replacing the ‘S’ in words with ‘Z’ and changing an ‘F’ with a ‘V’.

In films, the Somerset accent can almost be described as ‘pirate talk’ with its clichéd ‘ooo-arrs’ and is most famous in the action comedy movie Hot Fuzz, which was filmed in Wells.

Other characters, including Hagrid in the Harry Potter series and Little Britain character Vicky Pollard, are also portrayed with a thick West Country accent.

To get you started, the ten following words or phrases were used in Somerset in 2014:

1. GURT – “big or very” Usage: that’s a gurt big pothole

2. DIMPSEY – “that murky half-light which comes at the end of the day” Usage: it be a bit dimpsy, bain’t it?

3. SPUDDLING – “to cause trouble, to bicker” Usage: I told him off for spuddling with his brother

4. GROCKLE – “a holidaymaker or someone from out of town” Usage: I wish those grockles would all go home ’cos I can’t find anywhere to park thee car

5. PROPER JOB – “Great work or a good job” Usage: I passed my exams today – proper job

6. G’WOAM – “going home” Usage: I’ll be g’woam after work

7. ZUMMERZET ZYDER – “Somerset cider” Usage: I’ll be down the cricket drinking zum Zummerzet Zyder.

8. HOW BE ON? – “how are you doing?” Usage: I’ve not seen you for a while, how be on?

9. WHERE YOU TO? – “where are you?” Usage: I’m just going out to the shops, where you to?

10. INNIT SNUGH – “yes it is, isn’t it?