They're as self-centered as we are!

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Tue Nov 3 21:58:52 UTC 2009

On 3 Nov 2009, at 20:28, Wilson Gray wrote:

> From a Britspeak letter to the editor of ZDNet:
> ... " 'borrow' (some would say _'knick'_)" ...

A few thousand GHits for ["I|he|she|you|we knicked"]. Both in the
sense of "cut slightly" ("I knicked my leg|scrotum while shaving") and
"steal" ("We knicked a Tesco trolley to use as a barbeque").



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