Word o’ the Week Wednesday: monger


Avast, me hearties!  This Wednesday’s Word o’ the Week is: monger.

A monger be a trader or dealer in some commodity, like a fishmonger, or alternately someone who be involved in somethin’ like a scurvy dog, as in a gossip monger or war monger.

I be quite fond o’ th’ different uses an’ meanings fer th’ word an’ how they can be related. `Tis like ye could say that someone who deals in gossip leaves as bad an stink as someone who deals in fish.

Th’ word be from th’ Old English, mangere comin’ from th’ Latin mango meanin’ a dealer or trader.

Now, don’t be forgettin’ to enter me Word o’ th’ Week Contest, ya lubbers.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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