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Golf View Visualisation

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Chow Search Source: SND (supp)
The game of golf.

Golf/Gouf Search Source: DOST
The game of golf.

Gowf Search Source: SND
The game of golf, played first in Scot. in the 15th c. and popularised in Eng. about 150 years later. Formerly freq. used with the def. art.

Long gauff Search Source: DOST
QUOT: you have a mind for a touch at long gauff tomorrow, lett mee know.

Tee Search Source: SND
The game of golf.

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2 thoughts on “Golf

  1. allanjrthomson@tesco.net

    Never heard “flindrikin” in relation to snow. I am a native Buchan speaker. Correct word is “flindrichen’ with the “ch” pronounced as in “loch”. There is far too much Anglicisation of our Scottish words going on i.e. Lock Ness etc. Flindrichen refers to any thing that is of flimsy construction i.e. a box made of balsa wood would be described as flindrichen as could be a garden shed or fence that was flimsy and not robust.

    Allan J R Thomson

    1. Susan Rennie

      Thanks, Allan. We don’t have any other examples of flindrichen with the /x/ but we’ll take a note of your usage. The ending -kin is an old diminutive ending (as in napkin). If you look at the full entry in SND (follow the link next to the HTS entry) you’ll see examples going back to the 19th century – and the word itself dates from the 16th century and is possibly Dutch in origin.

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