[LMB] (chat) Morris dancing

Thomas Vinson t.vinson at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 22 23:12:13 GMT 2005


Pete Granzeau checked his dictionary for some of the words:

> "Neat", of course, is also a very current word (I drink my
> whiskey "neat").

But I imagine the usage in Morris referred to that "neat" which
is (in effect) the singular of "kine".*

Still used in the compound "neatsfoot oil", a leather preservative,
but otherwise obsolete in American English.

Tom

<shameless pun>

[*] Ask a neat if it has Buddha nature and it responds "Mu".

</shameless pun>




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