4 Replies to “A Word of Many Meanings”

  1. Pretty sure it’s slip. Which is what the taxi driver did when he mistook ‘Executors’ (emphasis on the second syllable) for ‘Executors’ (emphasis on the third syllable)!

    1. Heh heh! Perhaps executors ought to start going about in long dark robes with scythes. And indeed, you are right; slip is the word. It is truly ridiculous how many meanings that poor little word is saddled with in English.

    1. Quite so! As Nanny Ogg says, there’s many a slip twixt dress and drawers. Except in the Shorter Oxford. Then there’s many a slip twixt slink and slipe.

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