Strine word NOT in OED

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Wed Sep 6 02:14:18 UTC 2000

"House-proud" shows up prominently in Madness's big U.S. hit, "Our House":

    Our mum is so house-proud,
    Nothing ever slows her down,
    And a mess is not allowed.

Whew, from 1981, I think.

> From: Lynne Murphy <lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 20:35:36 +0100
> Subject: Re: Strine word NOT in OED
> This is, of course, the "Strine" pronunciation of "house-proud",
> which the British are too.  Prime time shows on redecorating and
> gardening (lots) and whatnot.

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