The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham news and links for Thursday 14 April
Hello hoddlers and happy Tuesday. Your head tramp still hasn’t located his garbage barrel.
Too bad some words are no longer used. Take “who” for example. In modern English, the word “who” has supplanted it, although “who” refers to the action of a verb and “who” refers to the object.
There are so many words these days that no longer adorn the languages of English speakers around the world: hootenanny, kerfuffle, exogigate, brabble. You understand.
About seven years ago, late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien set out to resurrect a word from the linguistic graves: anon.
Let’s take a look:
(Fun fact: the actor and actress in this skit are married in real life)
What is “anon”.
Anon is an adverb, which means it modifies a verb or an adjective. “Anon” means “soon” or “currently” or in the spirit of it.
Let’s try in one sentence:
Harry Winks will return to Spurs’ starting lineup anon.
Here I use the word anon to indicate my belief and I hope Winksy soon back to the starting XI. Anonymous modify the verb to return to.
And, hey, it could happen anon. Next month, Tottenham are set to face Liverpool, Arsenal and Burnley over an eight-day period, which means rotation will be key. If Antonio Conte wants to put Winks in the starting XI against Burnley, that would make me very happy.
Here are some more examples for you:
We’ll talk about your indiscretions anon.
Jimmy and Farrah will partake in an exquisite feast at a restaurant in Transylvania anon.
More festive hoddles are coming anon.
So this is it ! Do you have any personal examples or rarely used words that you would like to share with the group?
Fitzie’s Song of the Day: Lady Madonna, by Fats Domino
And now for your links:
Tottenham will face the K-League side in the Korea trip opener
Documentary by Paul Gascoigne explores the highs, lows and how fame brought him down
Kurt Zouma could be out for the rest of the season with ankle injury
The court hears Ashley Cole was tied up and threatened during a robbery
Ultras Bodo/Glimt call for peace with Roma supporters