Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Nae Pith Left

A Facebook freen (an' eminent Ulster-Scot) sent mae a wheen o aul sayins twarthy days ago. Amang them wus tha phrase

He had nae pith left - He had no energy left.

Thanks Charlie

Interestingly this is another good example of our tongues linguistic roots as the the word pithy (which comes from the word pith) is a middle English (1300-50) word meaning 'expressive' or 'forceful'.

As another internet acquaintance of mine said, "Jist anither example of hoo tha Inglis borrowed thur wurds frae tha Scots."

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