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What kind of language is Smallpar Angleh? I don't find any googles, which sounds weird if there is such a language! (I.e., not recently invented) \Mike 07:55, 12 June 2006 (UTC)


Is this really a separate sense? I always thought of "five and six are eleven" in the same way as blue and yellow making green. Equinox 21:05, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Latin translation 'at'[edit]

Did you mean ac? don't think at can mean 'and'... -- 02:38, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

There are some situations where it kind of means "and", but ac might be a better translation. --EncycloPetey 02:40, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Well I've added ac to the list, but I won't edit at (it doesn't have an 'and' sense) because I'd have no idea in what context it is used. -- 02:50, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

"and" for "an"[edit]

For obvious reasons, a Google search on this question is impossible. I have noticed an increasing trend in written English to use and in place of an. Presumably this is due to pronunciation, as and is often /ən/, the same as an. Here's the example that brought this to mind:

Jim and Pam getting married did more than give Michael and excuse to hook up with Pam's mom.

Is anyone aware of any documentation on this phenomenon? The article could use a usage explanation on this topic, if anyone could find sources. — ˈzɪzɨvə 03:02, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

I think that phenomenon is just a common mistake :) --Thexeber 02:41, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

as a prompt[edit]

I think we're missing a sense where "and" is used as an interjection(?) to prompt someone into answering/responding/continuing.

Son: I was, erm, playing with my football in the living room
Father: And?
Son: I, err, kind of, err, hit the vase by the fireplace
Father: And?
Son: It sort of, erm, smashed. Into lots of pieces.
Father: And?
Son: I'm sorry.

I think this is sort of like how well#Interjection (sense 3) is used. Thryduulf (talk) 23:04, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Due to lack of response I've copied this question to the tea room - WT:TR#and. Thryduulf (talk) 15:59, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

"When that I was and a little tiny boy"[edit]

Shakespeare. Do we need an extra sense to cover it? Equinox 17:19, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Seems to mean "nothing but". No such sense in the OED (as far as I can tell - it is a long and confusing entry). SemperBlotto 17:27, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

As an adjective[edit]

I seem to recall hearing slang usages of "and" as a dangling modifer to a noun, in some British dialects, used to imply a common or obvious pairing without naming the other half. For example "egg and" as a noun phrase would imply "egg and toast," "fish and" might imply "fish and chips," "queen and" might imply "queen and country." Wonder if anyone else has heard of this. KeithTyler (talk) 00:17, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

I wouldn't call that an adjective, but ellipsis. Equinox 00:19, 24 November 2016 (UTC)