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Monday, 13 August 2018

Spot the Frippet: hottie.

In Great Britain it's not at all remarkable for even quite old people take a hottie to bed with them half the nights of the year.


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Mind you, in Great Britain a hotty or hottie is a hot water bottle.

Spot the Frippet: hottie/hotty. This word comes from the Old English hāt. The Gothic heito means fever


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photo by Peng


(In the USA a hottie is a fanciable person.)





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