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Fake, mock, unreal, bogus. Likely N. English dialect version of “shame” < Old English “scamu”=”feel shame < Germanic “*skamo”=shame.

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Frozen juice or hard candy on a small stick (UK mainly). Shortened “lollipop” < perhaps N. England dialect “lolly” for “tongue.”

An argument or noisy dispute. Scottish dialect < “argle-bargle” < “argle”=to argue < probably from “argue” and “haggle.”

Mysterious or strange in an unsettling way. Scottish dialect “canny”=pleasant, nice + “un”=not.

To talk foolishly or loudly. US dialect < “yap”=to bark like a small god < echoic – comes from the sound.