6/24/09

Brit' Word of the Day

Todays BWOTD is soemthing I haven't done for awhile now!

"The whole day was just a real slog"

'Slog' - hard work

I have no idea of the origin of this popular word, but it's used regularly.

12 comments:

Lynne said...

Never heard that one before!

I have a give-away today on my blog - come on over.

Karen said...

LOL ...I use the word 'slog' a lot as well. Confuses some Americans, no end. :-) (I'm originally from New Zealand.)

Daryl said...

And that's what am about to do after I hit post .. get back to slogging!

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I like it.
Does it work like a verb? (I slogged all yesterday.)
Or an adjective? (Yesterday was a sloggy day.)
Or a noun? (I need to slog today.)

If I'm going to spring it on someone, I need to know the rules.

Troy said...

Glad to see you are back blogging on a very regular basis. It's a hard slog, but keep it up!

Fred said...

Yup, I used to hear that one a lot.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that was not used in the U.S. Amazing! I'm in the U.K. and use it too much!
Carole

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I never heard that expression, but I like it!

Expat mum said...

For an example of 'slog' in action, see my current post!

Pat said...

I've used it and heard it before, and I'm American, but I usually use it in reference to reading a very long and very boring document: "I slogged through it," or, "We slogged through the mud." So we tend to use it as a verb only, not as a noun,

Pat said...

I just found it in my Webster's New World (i.e., American English)Dictionary, and the first meaning is "to make one's way with great effort; plod." The second definition is the noun, "an arduous trip, task, etc."

Pam said...

Which begs the question .... can a slag slog?