7/31/09

Brit Word of the Day

Todays BWOTD is a multi-functional one!

"I love to have lashings of HP sauce"

'Lashings' = an abundance, or alot of something.

Oft heard in Enid Blyton childrens books, this is not some kind of kinky whipping thing the Hubster and I do with HP Sauce!! Although to be lashed does mean to be whipped to us too, and it can also be to tie something down.

Anyway enough of our private life, have a great weekend y'all! ;-)

9 comments:

Iota said...

I seem to remember that in Enid Blyton it was usually lashings of ginger beer!

pamokc said...

Great word and veddy British. BTW, been meaning to ask, how are you feeling these days and do you think your levels have normalled out?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Totally new to me. I had never heard of lashings in that context.

Pat said...

I lived with an Irish family during my 3rd year (study abroad year) of college (Trinity College Dublin) and my host mom would say, "It's lashing rain." That was the first time I'd heard the expression.

Sandi McBride said...

I loved lashings of bacon...British bacon, that is! Yummy!!! Eggs over easy!
Sandi

Babooshka said...

I had lashings of crabby ginger beer last week. Not one for the kids at all.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Interesting. LOL if you told an Okie you wanted a lashing of HP sauce you would get some really odd looks.

JamaGenie said...

I'm guessing some Okie words are as confusing to you as BritSpeak is to Americans. I live in Kansas and like to go to Oklahoma partly to hear how they talk "down there"!

Love BWOTD!

Expat mum said...

I think Liz Hurley still uses that word!