"Consign them to dust and damp by way of preserving them"
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Words like “godown” are hard enough to find, but another word I just noticed I’d heard often and never seen in print:
Stepney. On Encarta dictionary, a list of unusual words, and something on the BBC site.
Written by S
Sat, 2007-03-24 at 14:13:10
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The word stepney is used in India, as well as in Egyptian Arabic (in which it is pronounced إسْتِبْن), to refer the spare tyre of a car, after Stepney Tyre & Rubber Co Ltd’s popular spare motor wheel, which was invented by Walter Davies in 1904. The company was named after Stepney Street, Llanelli, Wales.
Sun, 2008-05-04 at 19:50:49
Oh nice, thanks! I hadn’t noticed it on that article.
Sun, 2008-05-04 at 19:59:02
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