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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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belle
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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 16:17
Your knowledge is copious Catty!


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Posted - 31/12/2011 : 16:54


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Your knowledge is copious Catty!

Boom Boom!


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Stanley
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Posted - 02/01/2012 : 05:51
Webster....  More than one root for cope but the one that seems to cover us here is the Middle English 'copen' to trade or barter. Probably comes from the Latin 'to buy'. So when we cope with something we manage or control it.


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Posted - 02/01/2012 : 11:31
Have we done "Kip" as in to have a short nap or sleep in general?


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catgate
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Posted - 02/01/2012 : 11:40


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Webster....  More than one root for cope but the one that seems to cover us here is the Middle English 'copen' to trade or barter. Probably comes from the Latin 'to buy'. So when we cope with something we manage or control it.

Can you tell me why you are using an American dictionary to source information about the root of English words?

I could understand it if you were interested in "sidewalk"  and other such oddities.


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Posted - 02/01/2012 : 16:19
watering can, Yorks. = howsing can. Cheshire.  = degging can ?


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Stanley
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Posted - 03/01/2012 : 04:12
Becausae Webster Unabridged is one of the best dictionaries in the world


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Stanley
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Posted - 04/01/2012 : 05:40
Heard on R4 yesterday. 'Wim wam for a goose's bridle'. My mother used to say this when she wanted to put a question off. 'Wim' appears first in the 16thC and is a fantastic object (from 'whim'?) .  Got modified (like Flim flam from flimsy) but no explanation for 'Goose's Bridle' beyond another fantastic concept. Bit like 'Leo's for meddlers'.


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belle
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Posted - 04/01/2012 : 10:36
I was reminded of one of my mother's this new year.."I wish you all you wish yourself!" it used to make her laugh to say that as she thought it summed up Yorkshire largess!


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Posted - 04/01/2012 : 16:44


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Heard on R4 yesterday. 'Wim wam for a goose's bridle'. My mother used to say this when she wanted to put a question off. 'Wim' appears first in the 16thC and is a fantastic object (from 'whim'?) .  Got modified (like Flim flam from flimsy) but no explanation for 'Goose's Bridle' beyond another fantastic concept. Bit like 'Leo's for meddlers'.
This reminds me of that old Steeleye Span song:

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