Re: Weekly vocab revival?
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 20, 2006, 23:13|
Ph.D. wrote at 2006-08-20 18:42:41 (-0400)
> Roger Mills wrote:
> > 7. napkin
> > The [ethnic slur of your choice] people eat with their
> > fingers and do not use napkins.
> Doesn't "napkin" normally mean "diaper" in the U.K.?
No, it's always "nappy". Until you mentioned it, I wasn't even aware
there was an etymological connection. I'd be _very_ surprised if
someone used "napkin" to mean "diaper".