(urth) BotNS in German
matthew.malthouse at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 5 15:10:25 PST 2004
At 22:42 05/12/2004, you wrote:
>Just curious: how well known is the word 'barbican' among native speakers
>of English with an 'advanced' vocabulary?
I suspect that this is going to vary with location but for English English
speakers I'd have thought the word if not commonplace at least not
A number of cities other than London have areas and institutions named
Barbican because of a historic link with such a structure, Plymouth,
Gloucester and York immediately come to mind.
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