Mushy Peas

  • 19 November, 2008 at 01:53 #521
    jarraman
    Participant

    Having just watch a program on the BBC called "Piffle & Boulderdash" about the origin of words and meanings in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the need for the British public to help them. I was checking the OED website for words they needed help with [link=hyperlink url]http://dictionary.oed.com/readers/appeal.html[/link]. I found They needed help with Mush peas namely : mushy peas:
    antedate 1981
    (now antedated to 1975).
    So I started to search the web for evidence of earlier references of the word Mushy Peas as I certainly can remember them from my childhood. And thus came upon your website [link=hyperlink url]http://www.mosleyfamilies.net/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.17[/link]
    can you confirm that this anecdote was written down prior to 1975 because if so maybe the people at the OED will amend the dictionary accordingly of course they will need proof of this and you can always say you changed the English language forever. good luck Kev Scott

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