Sunday, June 07, 2009

non sequitur

the word 'rasher' dates from 1592 but the shorter oxford claims not to know its origin - an etymological shrugging of the shoulders...

this i know because i cooked pancakes with eggs, bacon and what w calls 'makle sywup' for breakfast and as i cooked we mused on the word rasher. so now the shorter oxford is on the kitchen table for easy reference and has been consulted throughout the day.

just thought i would share that

1 comment:

catsmum said...

I used to do that a lot when I was younger [ browse the dictionary I mean ]which probably accounts for my sesquipedalian tendencies