Thursday, May 9, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

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"...provides most of the lexicon of poetry. We won't find many modern poets using such words as swain. But Modern English does retain a couple of echoes of the early 'dogsbody' meaning of the word, in an unexpected place – the world of boats. The original pronunciation has been lost, but..."
The Story of English in 100 Words, by David Crystal

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