I'm seeing Britishisms, but what about the Americanism 'crap out', which means "to fail"? (As in an engine or device, or any other animate object/agent.) There is also an American phrase 'crap on', which means "to deride" (or disparage). (Notably, the first term refers to the sense of 'useless' or 'failed' and can be substituted by "conk out", but the second phrase is a euphemism for the very vulgar term "shit on".) Since the meanings of the British and American colloquialisms are utterly different I think it's appropriate to include them both on the page. 188.8.131.52 09:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
In My Humble Opinion...
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usage in the dice game
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What does this etymology mean by "Anglo-Latin"? Thryduulf 20:34, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
- I would guess that it means it comes from a Latin word known only from the British Isles. --EncycloPetey 20:36, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
- Apparently, the term is used to refer to the Anglo-Saxon-influenced ecclesiastical Latin used in Britain from the arrival of Augustine in 597AD through 1066, though at least one author puts an end date of 1422. Apparently it has had influence on British legal Latin. But as far as etymology goes, EP's probably correct. Our appendix of Webster 1913 abbreviations doesn't show any abbreviation, so perhaps W didn't use it. The term Anglo Latin also doesn't appear in the Onelook dictionaries' etymologies for "crap", though the word crappa does. OED? Scholarly research? DCDuring TALK 21:33, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
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- Also Derived terms and Synonyms don't seem properly matched to etymologies and properly located. DCDuring TALK 11:47, 26 August 2010 (UTC)