What is winter? (UNCLASSIFIED)

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM
Wed Feb 24 17:55:32 UTC 2010

Eoin said:

> Tom wasn't being rude, he was being homely. That's OK. I've seen rude, and
> over here it often involves many possible (and some not-so-possible)
> cognates of a Middle English verb meaning "to move restlessly, to fidget"
> .

Ah, Eoin, that types you then -- you're a Rude Boy.

(A term found in Jamaican, not as I once thought, specifically rastafarian,
slang.  Even makes it into one of the newer incarnations of the OED, ODE.)


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