veldt

October 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm (Uncategorized)

veldt (n.) – a grassland especially of southern Africa usually with scattered shrubs or trees

Etymology:
Afrikaans veld, from Dutch, field

“Let’s keep in mind that language didn’t come into being because our hairy ancestors were sitting around the veldt with nothing better to do.”

Wallace, David Foster. “Authority and American Usage.” Consider the Lobster. New York: Back Bay Books, 2007. p 90.

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