Today’s word of the day is snash, to talk saucily. It’s a Scots word, possibly related to the Danish snaske, meaning “gnash or champ one’s food with a smacking noise,” a cognate to the Swedish snaska ‘smack,’ and probably related to the Dutch snakken ‘chatter.’


Today’s word of the day is harl, which generally means to drag something along the ground, but it can also mean to troll for fish, a rough mixture of lime and gravel (used on walls of houses, for example), and a type of fiber made of flax and hemp. Most uses of the word are most common in Scots English. Here’s what a harled wall looks like:

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