Thursday, 2 July 2009

Word of the Week: Redshank

This seems to be a contemptuous appellation for some of the people of Scotland.

From: Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology

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curator said...

Goodness, there is some Scots in my family and yet I never knew that.

Mrs Woffington said...

I can't say I did either! Clearly, it's dropped out of common usage.