Originally Posted By: BBC News
A Microsoft project to create downloadable dictionaries to reflect the UK's rich local dialect heritage is drawing to a close.

Users around the UK have been asked to submit their favourite regional dialect words.

The software giant said it has had thousands of responses so far.

It said that the local dialect dictionaries - which will work with Microsoft Office - will be available for free download in July.

The project was spawned by Microsoft Australia which last year drew up its own dictionary to reflect particular Australian slang.

Microsoft UK was keen to bring the project to Britain, which is home to hundreds of regional dialects and words unique to specific areas.

Its nice to see a multinational as big as Microsoft showing a lot or respect for traditional ways and cultures.


BBC News Report