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Friday, 8 June 2018

Word To Use Today: rowth.

Here's a splendidly vigorous Scots word to strengthen our English tongue.


(You can write in routh if you like. Either way you say it to rhyme with mouth.)

Rowth can either mean an abundance of something, or it can describe something that's found in large quantities. You can have rowth of friends, or rowth parcels, and to me it makes both the friends and the parcels sound full of excitement and challenges.

So thanks, Scotland, for this bit of grit to add some heft to our smooth English speech.

Word To Use Today: rowth. This word appeared in the 1700s, but no one's sure where it came from...a dog barking at a large flock of sheep, perhaps: rowth! Rowth!


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