I had this conversation yesterday with a friend. I swore he made it up or heard it wrong. After all, I am the wordsmith. How could I not know that word, nor ever even heard it?
I vowed to Google it. He scoffed, as usual.
“You’re just trying to prove me wrong!”
No ~ it’s simple curiosity, my friend.
Here is what I found on a website called World Wide Words. And the author of the e-Zine even purports it as one of the most popular of English words and poo-pooed the person who asked the question for not ever having heard of it.
Doing a little more research, as I have the tendency to do, I found the following as well:
- Skosh is the name of a British band. You can find them on Facebook.
- Skosh is the name of a UK-based graffitti artist.
I love the fact that I have learned something new, and have added a new word to my arsenal in Words With Friends.
However, this poses a much bigger problem. Now I have to tell my friend he was right.
….and that, my friends, is the real issue.
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