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The link doesn't mention how they got their name.
There was a recent interview with someone working on a new performance of The Railway Children and the question of accents came up.
Anyroad this 'expert' confirmed a geographical location of the setting by referring to specific colloquial names for insects and animals in the book.
Don't think earwigs got mentioned.
Replied: 16th Mar 2012 at 14:37