A photograph of a 'clarty' track, featured last week in Jon Mitchell's weather chat, prompted a discussion of the word's origins.
But viewers have been giving more exact locations as to where they've heard the word.
Barbara Calvert told us that her father, from Thirsk, used the term around the family farm. She now lives in Northallerton, and used the word in reference to her six-year-old grandson helping himself to porridge!
That was affirmed by Ali Binns, who said: "This word needs bringing back!". "My family, from the North East, would use this term to describe a sticky mess, especially when referring to sticky hands or face after getting messed up with chocolate or sticky goodies!"
For some, the word also conjured up memories of confusion. Michelle Rogers put it best, when she tweeted: "I definitely used the term during my Derbyshire childhood, but I remember a lot of blank faces when I then moved to Essex and continued to use it."
WATCH: Jon Mitchell discussing the word 'clarty' (first transmitted: 11 February 2019).