Re: Re:       "Ignorant" = "rude" a Scotticism?

Page Stephens hpst at EARTHLINK.NET
Fri Jun 25 14:21:05 UTC 2004

Boor, bauer, Boer, etc.

Peasant or farmer.

Page Stephens

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From: "Steve Boatti" <Ittaob at AOL.COM>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 9:44 AM
Subject: Re:       "Ignorant" = "rude" a Scotticism?

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> The use of "ignorant" to mean "rude" is not limited to English. The
> New World Italian-English Dictionary (originally published by Collins in
> UK) lists "boor" as one meaning of Italian "ignorante." This corresponds
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> earlier poster's theory that the meaning of many similar English words
> out of invidious rural/urban distinctions.
> Steve Boatti
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