Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words this week are from : Blood For Love by Chris M. Finklestein

1. Skint- adj. (of a person) having a little or no money available. "I'm a bit skint just now."

2. Pika- A small mammal, with short limbs, rounded ears & short tail.

11 comments:

  1. Pika was familiar, but skint is new to me. I'm going to try to use that one!

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  2. Both new to me, although I think I could tell Pika was an animal... sounds more like a pet name, though :-)

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  3. Anyone from the UK will certainly know the expression 'To Be Skint', but a 'Pika' is a new one to me, I shall have to look it up and see where it comes from.

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  4. Both new to me too although skint seems vaguely familiar.

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  5. Skint is familiar to Aussies too- perhaps our English heritage shining through... I didn't know pika. But it reminds me too much of pica- which is another fabulous word and concept.

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  6. I knew pika (the same in French !) but not "skint" . I think we day "fauché" in French : "Je suis fauché en ce moment". But it's slang !

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  7. Bermudaonion- Skint is an interesting word to use.

    Scribacchina- Yes, it does, very cute.

    Fiction-books- thanks! for sharing that.

    Margot, Louise, Anne- Thanks! for commenting on this.

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  8. I don't think I could have given a defn for skint if put on the spot but it now seems familiar. Pika is new to me.

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