"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 18 August 2011


A piggesnye was an unlikely term of endearment for one's sweetheart, originated by Chaucer who is also credited with inspiring the sending of love notes on St Valentine's Day.

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