Heard on trash TV: Britspeak

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 9 05:32:25 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 12:13 AM, Paul Johnston <paul.johnston at wmich.edu> wrote:
> what I personally suspect, a metathesized form of OE bryd "bride".

I prefer that analysis, too. A variant retained and slangified! ;-)

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