Tig from Crediton Many of my non-Devonian friends get confused when I use the words Dimpsy - meaning getting dark, ifits - as in "we are having ifits for dinner - meaning if its in the cupboard we can have it,. Distance described by range of shot-gun i. Dung pick north devon dung fork. I think this comes from the mental hospital in Exeter which closed down in the mid 's. I always remember a Modbury saying which does not look right when it is typed as you need to say it. I have lived in devon for many years and on my visits back I find the dialect seems to be fading out due to radio and television I assume. I Naval slang it means a retaliation in anger - mud slinging etc.