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  • Andrew Buxton

    Andrew Buxton June 19, 2006, 5 p.m. (Message 45583)

    Re: Divided by a common language (was Reels and Hornpipes)

    Slightly off-topic (since I don't suppose they feature in dance
    refreshments) but another Scottish word that intrigues me is "supper"
    to mean "and chips", as in "fish supper" or "haggis supper".  I'm not
    sure if you can ask for "a supper" if you want only chips or if you
    can order them at lunchtime.
     
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    Andrew Buxton
    Lewes, East Sussex, UK
    
    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>
    To: SCD news and discussion <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
    Sent: Monday, 19 June, 2006 1:52:08 PM
    Subject: Re: Divided by a common language (was Reels and Hornpipes)
    
    Not to restart this discussion, but here is an interesting blog
    article doing some linguistic research around the 'outwith'.
    
    http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003262.html
    
    Regards,
       Alex.
          

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