Saturday, 26 December 2009

Things you might hear in Lancashire


Me tea's a bit fortnight!

Fortnight = two week, i.e. I'm afraid my tea is too weak.

Fortnight from Old English fēowertiene niht 'fourteen nights', Oxford English Dictionary (also fēowertyne niht).


1 comment:

  1. Thank you dear Sarah, I've always wondered how long a 'fortnight' was. That expression is in all of my Jane Austen movies and I never knew how long they were talking about. (o:

    I really like the teacup picture too.

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