Fred Basset by Alex Graham

Fred Basset

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  1. Thomas Extejt

    Thomas Extejt said, over 3 years ago

    Will one of the British fans please translate “skewwhiff” into American?

  2. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    Turned or twisted toward one side.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/skew-whiff

  3. Mary Moore

    Mary Moore said, over 3 years ago

    A bit askew!

  4. Bill

    Bill said, over 3 years ago

    “A whiff is a puff of wind, so “skew-whiff” probably originally meant “blown askew or awry by the wind.”

    Where it comes from is anyone’s guess. The earliest quotation in the Oxford English Dictionary is from the “Scots Magazine” of July 1754. Apparently it’s been listed in dialect dictionaries for Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Rochdale and the Shetlands."

  5. bresnik415

    bresnik415 said, over 3 years ago

    You and me both, Fred… you and me both!

  6. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, over 3 years ago

    Fred’s sick huh ???!!!…poor Fred

  7. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, over 3 years ago

    I guess it is related to the Southern country expression of “catiwampered”.

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