Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil
petersheil

I have to take my hat off to Phillip Howard in his word watching column in the Times today. His first word is offa and the three alternatives are :-
a. A lesbian
b. Off of
c. Sweetbread

The correct answer is ... actually I'll let you sweat on that :)

For those not in the UK (and for those in the UK that don't know it) Offa's Dyke was a linear earthwork along the England / Wales border (http://www.offasdyke.demon.co.uk/dyke.htm) presumably to keep the barbarians out (and no, I'm not specifying which side they came from). Nowadays it is a long-distance footpath and part of our national heritage.

Ahh, happy days :)
peter
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