Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) and interesting (to us, again) words we encountered in our readings. See this week round-up at BermudaOnion’s blog!
My words for this week come from Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd (my review).
“Fight the fight.” Uncle Tally waved and drove way.
Ta-ra: excl. informal, chiefly N. English goodbye.
She yanked his read sweatshirt. “Take it off, Fergus. It’s minging.”
Minging: adj. Brit. informal foul-smelling. Very bad or unpleasant.
You watch what you say, you miserable taig.
Taig: n. informal, offensive (in Northern Ireland) a Protestant name for a Catholic.
(All definitions are taken from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary © 2008 via WordReference.com unless otherwise stated.)