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Drumbledairy

It was a good day. Among other things, we had dinner at Wahaca, coincidentally ran into ewtikins on the Underground and briefly caught up, and saw the very entertaining Marvel's Avengers Assembled. (Speaking of which, I am certain my f'list promised me *two* scenes during the credits, and there was only the one.)

But the highlight of my day that I really want to tell you about is this word: drumbledairy.

The "drumbledairy" is a sixteenth-century spelling of the word which would eventually settle itself on "dromedary".
1570 P. Levens Manipulus Vocabulorum sig. Iiv/1, A Drumbledarie, Dromedarius.

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fjm
May. 7th, 2012 06:37 am (UTC)
Drumbledairy


That would be these people then. I saw them in a van this week.
pfy
May. 7th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, perfect! They've clearly missed a trick with the name of their company there.