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which came first, the animal or the adjective?

  • Actually, both definitions are nouns. But it's a good question! 08:35, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Since the animals live in places unknown to English-speakers until after the Middle English period, and the history of the goes back to Old English, centuries earlier, the laziness sense came first. Chuck Entz (talk) 04:17, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

UK pronunciation[edit]

The UK pronunciation is given as sləʊθ but the guy in the recording says slɔθ. Siuenti (talk) 16:51, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

  • He says /slɒθ/, yes – I've added that now. Ƿidsiþ 17:21, 11 June 2012 (UTC)