Mr. Standfast

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June 11, 2004

Blogger Word of the Day (1)

(The first, perhaps, of a series)

I came across this word in Peter's blog: scerrick. I know for sure I've never heard that one in all my days. I looked it up in OneLook and found that it means "a very small amount." The Oxford English Dictionary says it's "the smallest bit." I suppose, therefore, that a skerrick makes even a smidgeon seem huge. BTW, the OED identifies the word as chiefly Australian, so it makes sense that Aussie Pete would use it. Thanks, Peter, for the good word!


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