Thursday, May 26, 2011

British Words

When I come across a word that I am unfamiliar with I go to and look it know building my word power (ha). I noticed a Top 10 list of British words and decided to take a look. 

I LOVE number 5...(I really need to get out more)

#5: Plonk


cheap or inferior wine


"Fine diners are drinking premier cru wines at plonk prices as a bring-your-own booze revolution gathers pace in Britain's best restaurants." – Robert Booth, The Guardian, June 20, 2010

About the word:

Plonk is a shortening of the earlier plink-plonk, and it may be a modification of vin blanc, which means "white wine" in French.

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