[Ads-l] ADS-L Digest - 18 Dec 2017 to 19 Dec 2017 (#2017-349)

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Dec 20 07:54:32 EST 2017


On 12/20/17 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> and, apparently, BE has "daps" and, possibly, "plimsols".

If BE stands here for "British English", there's no possibly about it: 
it's a definite. I've seen an English friend use "plimsoles" (I think 
she spelled it with an -e) in her correspondence. (Which caused all of 
her North American friends to scratch their heads.)

---Amy West

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