"Consign them to dust and damp by way of preserving them"
with 2 comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized
Subscribe to comments with RSS.
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
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Join 144 other followers
Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. The Journalist v1.9 Theme.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.