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sionnach commented on the word šparati
I bet the pound coins have a thistle on them somewhere
February 25, 2009
rolig commented on the word šparati
The Slovene colloquial word comes from German, of course: sparen, "to save"
bilby commented on the word šparati
Bri'ish poonds, though usually those issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland. Can't go and buy a slug of Highland Fling with a Sassenach tenner, just wouldn't doooo.
Compare the Scots-Gaelic:
šparan: to be thrifty by keeping your money in your šparan, or sporran.
Don't blow all your thistle-pounds* on whisky and porran.
Be sure to keep some close to your groolies, warm in your sporran.
*: or whatever it is the highlanders are using for barter these days
to save (money), be thrifty
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