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Meatbeard, scud, jacket

Recent interesting catchwords from the Double-Tongued Dictionary are:

meatbeard n. a person’s double chin.

scud n. the small and very hot “bird’s eye” chili pepper, also known as the “mouse-dropping” chili. Usually said to be nicknamed after the Scud missile.

jacket n. Richard Allsopp’s Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage defines this as “the child of a married woman and a man who is not her hustband” or “any child whose paternity is denied.” The term is used in Jamaica and Belize.

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Grant Barrett