Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Superior Person's Tuesday!

PIGSNEY, n. Believe it or not, a term of endearment used when addressing a girl. From the Saxon word for girl. Try it out on your inamorata; she will surely be charmed and delighted. "Come, my little pigsney..."

I'm sure she'll love the resemblance.

Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Pigsney appears in the first.

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