"Bold Language"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM
Fri May 14 16:19:31 UTC 2010

Bold, brave, and undaunted was Young Brennan on the moor.


> Hi
> the use of "bold" to mean naughty or badly-behaved is or was a standard
> example of Hiberno-English, since the same Irish word, d=C3=A1na, could
> mea=
> n
> either audacious (the 'standard' English meaning) or mis-behaved.
> Is 'bold' meaning 'naughty' now standard in American English?
> thanks
> Eoin

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