|From:||Michael Poxon <mike@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 20, 2008, 18:11|
"Bint" is British English slang (very insulting) for a woman. I regularly
use it to a female friend of mine, though in that case, since we are such
good friends, it is taken as playful. Not a word to be used lightly with
people you don't know, though!
>> I just love 'Bintland' - it conjures up such a
>> marvellous mental image of some kind of theme park of
>> 'ill repute'.
> I see, so the connection is that obvious. I thought 'bint' was rather an
> obscure word. At least Matthew Reilly, my latest translation victim,
> seems to think you need to be somewhat familiar with Arabic to recognise
> it. But Reilly doesn't seem to be very knowledgeable about many things...
> Seems I need to redo this morning's work. But that will have to be
> another time.
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