Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Dr Johnson's Dictionary
I'm going through it slowly and finding words we no longer use and what they meant.
Today was Bellygod and Benting time
Bellygod: (from the belly of god) A glutton, one who makes a god of his belly.! and
Benting time: the time when pigeons feed on bents before peas are ripe. Of course!
These books are wonderful and I think I may well be blogging more words I find that we no longer use.!
Pepys the pigeon