[DWJ] Word game
er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Nov 14 20:34:15 EST 2005
. . . I tripped over the word "rund", defined as "Same as *roon*" by the estimable folk at Chambers. I
bet *nobody* here knows what that/those mean[s] without looking in Chambers
for themselves! Does anyone feel like playing "My Word" with it and
providing plausible possibilities?
I see them as two different words.
Rund is 'round' without the 'o', so not *quite* as round - more oblong-ish, I'd say.
r-r-r-oon. Makes me think of Billy Connolly saying it. Round but flat, as in 'round' meaning a location. Roon by auld Wullie's hoos, th' noo.
Oh well, I know what I *mean*, even if I can't explain it.
Have now looked up dictionary . . .
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