Wednesday, 22 October 2008
A quick Anglo-American language explanation in relation to this post of mine, way back in March (and on St Patrick's day). Wanderlust Scarlett had asked me about the language, and the phrase 'sussed it out' so here goes:
There is a little Latin in there, from supicere, to mistrust. As you have alluded, suss is to figure it out and has its origins in ‘suspicion’.
The Swan with 2 necks has a couple of meanings; often two swans are pictured with their necks intertwined forming the shape of a heart, and secondly, the swan with two ‘nicks’ is a reference to slave related branding, I believe.
I am glad you enjoyed the quirks of trans-Atlantic differences in Blogging!