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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sunday Rest: twelfth. Word Not To Say Very Distinctly Today.

It's twelfth night, a time for taking down the decorations, telling yourself that you really should get round to reading some more of Shakespeare's plays, and, in the past, a lot of jolly role-swapping (this last surely due for an ultra-fashionable revival).

However you celebrate, good luck with sounding all the consonants of the word twelfth.

Word Not To Say Very Distinctly Today: twelfth. The Old English form of this word was twelfta

Those Old English were no fools, you know.

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