Friday, July 30, 2010

who knew???

brogue 1 (brg)


1. A heavy shoe of untanned leather, formerly worn in Scotland and Ireland.

2. A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perforations and wing tips.
[Irish and Scottish Gaelic bróg, from Old Irish bróc, shoe, possibly from Old Norse brk, legging, or from Old English brc; see breech.]
I'll bet you rollicking Irish and Scottish people knew this.
ox·ford (ksfrd)


1. A sturdy, low shoe that laces over the instep.

2. A cotton cloth of a tight basket weave, used primarily for shirts
[After Oxford, England.] 
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Definitions from The Free Dictionary