Word of the Day 09/05/2018
Phrase of the Day 09/05/2018
Today is a little different. I'm going to introduce a phrase/idiom.
Sul, gwyl a gwaith = seal - goo+eel - goo+ayth
Sul means Sunday.
Gŵyl means holiday or festival.
Gwaith means work.
This is an old idiom, depicting the division of one's time - it's either Sunday, a workday, or a holiday/day of celebration. It was/is used to basically mean all the time.
So if Hughes the postman wears the same shoes Sul, gŵyl a gwaith, it means that you will never see him wearing any other shoes.
Someone may have the same surly expression Sul, gŵyl a gwaith.
The corner shop may be open Sul, gŵyl a gwaith.
The family on the corner may have washing on the line Sul, gŵyl a gwaith
Or maybe the couple next door argue Sul, gŵyl a gwaith
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