[OT]My last post to the mailing list. This is going to be long
(was... RE: [sumo] OT: Very bad news
barbara at technogirls.org
Thu Feb 7 01:07:29 EST 2008
Doreen Simmons wrote:
> Can't winkle out who this was. But I suppose it's now irrelevant.
> Sorry I still haven't had time to write much to the list lately -- the
> people who pay me to write have been a little stroppy.
You forced me to look up "stroppy". One place said it meant "bolshy"!
Suddenly I wondered if I had Alzheimers and ordinary words were being
erased from my mind. Then I noticed they were Britishisms. They mean
pugnacious, argumentative, etc. I'm such a loyal BBC viewer and love
British English but for some reason those had never come across to me
Knocked me for a loop. Or, to essay it in British English instead of
Americanese, "You gave me rather a bit of a fright, my dear."
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