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. ----- Andrew Buxton Lewes, East Sussex, UK ----- Original Message ---- From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <email@example.com> To: SCD news and discussion <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.