- In the UK the simple past (preterite) and past participle are both burnt. I assume burned is primarily a US/Americanism.--Williamsayers79 10:31, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Stream / brook
Aren't sense 2 and 3 pretty much the same? The etymology seems identical? Wakuran 11:14, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
- Possibly. Also see bourn and bourne. We need some good Old English entries to work from, which I have requested. DCDuring TALK 02:36, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Prison slang for tobacco
The entry for hand-rolling tobacco or 'burn' in prison slang has been deleted. To call tobacco as 'burn' by prison inmates has been common in British prisons since circa 1953. Tobacco - or so-called 'burn' also an unofficial currency among prisoners. I would suggest the user deleting the definition should check the facts with HM Prison Service before deleting articles on a wiki project. (17 August 2010) —This comment was unsigned.
- All you have to do is provide evidence. For instance, find a book (see Google book search) that uses the term in your sense. SemperBlotto 13:23, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
- I've now found the requisite three cites and re-added the sense. Thryduulf (talk) 23:53, 17 August 2010 (UTC)