Monday, 16 July 2007

My new favourite word

Or technically words, I suppose. Paranoia about spelling takes me to the OED online quite regularly. I found this:


pasty-wench n. Obs. rare

1631 J. MABBE tr. F. de Rojas Spanish Bawd xv.
166 That old *pasty-wench.

I'm obviously never going to use the term in a pasty shop (of which there are many in these parts), but I thought I should give it some publicity.