On Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:06:20 -0700, Ken Blake <kblake@kb.invalid> wrote:

>By the way, "nobble" is British slang, and until you used it here, I
>had never seen it before. Since most of us here are Americans, it's
>probably best if you avoid words like that (although personally I
>thank you for teaching me a new word).


It is sometimes only when you use a word that you discover that speakers of
another dialect of English don't understand it. There are quite often
discussions about that in alt.usage.english.

I'm not sure, but I think that "nobble" also has different meanings in
different places.

[crossposted to alt.usage.english and follow-ups set]




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