Judges 5:30

peter_kirk at sil.org peter_kirk at sil.org
Mon Sep 27 01:08:44 EDT 1999

Henry wrote:

Hmmm, "wench" has connotations of 18th century barmaids, and people
dressing up in phony costumes with eyepatches and pretending to be
pirates, but I think it's actually the best translation I've seen so

I was thinking "wench" too, as the word seems to be coming back into 
colloquial use among younger British men with just the right 
derogatory connotations. I guess the fashion came from "Blackadder" 
(Rowan Atkinson TV series), I think he used the word a lot.

Peter Kirk

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