Wusseting

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Wusseting

Postby Contributor » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:04 am

A report in Newbury Weekly News of 1869 spoke of 'verdant young men' of Woolhampton engaged in 'wusseting', which was disapproved of by local police. What were they up to? Help please......

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Postby Contributor » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:44 pm

Could it be the same as hussetting? Better known as 'rough music'. Gathering around someone's home and making a racket by bashing pots etc - to express displeasure at the target's behaviour.

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Postby PhilW » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:02 pm

Wooset is, according to online dicitonaries, another form of hussett. The words are Berkshire/Wiltshire/Hampshire dialect and do indeed refer to the practice of rough music.


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