Long Lost Words
I'm always astonished when these old words pop out of me to the bafflement of my listeners.
My mother used the word "grig" a lot. With a houseful of boys and a lone girl for years and years her plaintive cry was: "Would you stop grigging each other?" The woman craved peace.
Here is the definition:
To slag or goad
"Stop griggin' me or I'll bate you"
"Bate" in that context is "beat".
Another one is
"ball-hopping". This activity usually happens around the dinner table, when someone will throw out a controversial topic bound to get another's goat and irritate them to the point of explosion. Only later will they realize they've been baited for the table's entertainment.
A person who insults or makes a statements to gain a reaction
"He really hopped de ball last night"