hauf and snake love

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  • Excellent, Monsieur big-ears !

    June 16, 2011

  • A serpent without parents.

    June 16, 2011

  • Once again, Doctor Jamieson leads us straight down the lexicological garden path into the filthy bog at the end, like the malign etymological will-o-the-wisp that he is. Is there no end to this demon's twisted fiendish malevolence?

    hauf and snake has two distinct meanings in the lowlands dialect:

    1. a variant of "haufin' snake" (sample usage - "When that young feyboy Billy Elliott was out there prancing around in them tights o' his, sure there was a line of wee lassies strainin' their necks just to get a glimpse of his haufin' snake").

    2. a variant spelling of "hoff and sneak", meaning to scoff and run, or leave an eating establishment without paying the bill.

    June 16, 2011

  • Cf. hackum-plackum.

    June 15, 2011