While living and working in Edinburgh in 2008 I set out to write one million words in 366 days... but only managed 800,737.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Word I didn’t know existed until I moved to Scotland, and I think should not exist, but exists nonetheless...

...and I’m probably playing a small part in prolonging its existence by even mentioning it.

Timeously adv.
1. (Scotland) In a timely manner.

I’ve yet to hear it in conversation, but I’ve seen it in emails twice this week. At first I thought the writer had overstretched for a word… but no, several sources consider timeous/timeously worthy of an entry.

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