Percy

Joined: June 15, 2012

Number of comments posted: 22

Number of votes received: 5

Modern Antiquarian

Retired lecturer and book seller

Recent Comments

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

What I am sceptical about is the suggestion of an early orig...

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

@WW Sorry. I sounded a bit grumpy there. Actually I am ...

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

So what this boils down to is that between the mid 17th and ...

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

@WW Northumbrian indeed. I am not sure a couple of French s...

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

Why would 16th century Scotsmen shout a warning in French? ...

on: Hey

I can remember losing a mark at school for writing 'hello' i...

on: Where used you to live?

But in what sort of situation would you ask "Where did yo...

on: Where used you to live?

“Where used you to live before you came here?” “Where did...

on: “This Wednesday” vs. “Next Wednesday”

I agree with Josef. I might also use 'this Wednesday' to ...

on: “Bring” vs. “Take” differences in UK and American English

Bring / take Could this be another example of the Germa...

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

@Warsaw Will - I agree reg- u-LAT-ory probably cons from reg...

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

Although I'm not sure how reg-u-LAY-tory came about....

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

This is not pretension, it is just the reasonable, but incor...

on: Heaven or heaven?

In Genesis 1.1 God creates heaven, but in verse 8 he names i...

on: Anglican

But it is a fact that 'Anglo' is often used to mean 'British...

on: Anglican

Perhaps in Anglo-Catholic, though that might have originally...

on: changed history

Same sort of thing. Classic refers to quality; classical ...

on: changed history

There is a difference between the historical and the histori...

on: Pronouncing “gala”

. . . as you would if you said Garla-shields (which is in Sc...

on: Pronouncing “gala”

Gey-la is the usual pronunciation of gala in the north-east ...

on: Anglican

'Anglican' only refers to the Church of England and churches...

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

I remember an American newspaper article explaining that wha...