Friday, July 13, 2007

Skew-whiff

Skew-whiff (sometimes spelled: skewhiff) is one of those words that turn up regularly in my vocab – see the last post. For those unfamiliar with it, it means turned or twisted toward one side. And one of the dictionaries I came across on the Net gives us a neat G K Chesterton quote to boot:
"a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry - his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff."

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