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  • ...has been looked up 1198 times.  WOTD candidate?

    Found in a 19th Century  "A Glossary of Provincial Words used in the County of Durham. "

    AKWARD a. Awkward    When a sheep is on its back and not able to rise it is said to be laid akward 

    August 23, 2014

  • WotD candidtate?! Please, no!

    Oh, what a sneaky attack would

    It be if they nominate akward.

    I’d call it a crime

    To ask me to rhyme

    A word that is spelled half backward.

    August 24, 2014

  • The notion that you need a word for when a sheep is on its back and unable to rise by itself says a lot about the cultural life of County Durham.

    August 24, 2014