(urth) Auk's dimber tip to all flash coves
gwern0 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 00:43:43 PDT 2009
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On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 5:51 PM, Dave Lebling wrote:
> My recollection is that "hoppy" was from the green uniforms of the Vironese
> police (by analogy with frogs).
> I forget where "limer" and "mews" are used but they are perfectly good (if
> obscure) words. Limers are mentioned in books about the English underclass
> (Kellow Chesney's "The Victorian Underworld" is a good one -- Neil Gaiman
> recommends it and it's fascinating), where the word refers to people who
> catch birds using birdlime. "Hornboy" and "bucky" are not even completely
> obsolete today, if I twig their meanings ("catamite" and "buddy"
Hm. I didn't catch the roots for limer or bucky. Maybe a Lexicon
Urthus is in order for the Long Sun/Short Sun books?
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