[Ads-l] James Hogg's "brankie," n.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 11 21:30:13 UTC 2015

On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 8:04 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> O fie, Mackay, what gart ye lie i' the bush ayont the brankie, _O_?

That's a hypercorrection of "yo," right? ;-)

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list