[DWJ] Re: Gotten, was Re: DWJ on Bujold

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Wed May 14 12:10:23 EDT 2008


deborah wrote

>[In response to the whole investigative process of looking for
>word origins.]
>
>I am suddenly overwhelmed by love for you people.  Serious
>outpourings of love.  Just had to share that.
>
>I can't make the ObDWJ, because no trustworthy DWJ character
>would ever say such a thing.  Although, I suppose, being exact
>about word meanings and usage is *vital* for Nan and Simon and
>Jamie and Howard.  So there you go.  They love you, too.

<hunt><scratch head><ponder>

aha!

ObDWJ, she and her husband have a hard-copy Oxford English Dictionary in
umpteen volumes *and* the Dictionary of Middle English ditto, so they can
have fun looking out word meanings and usage over the past seven hundred
years or so.

:-)

Minnow





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