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Thread #105266   Message #2167705
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Oct-07 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bonny Doon / The Banks o' Doon
Subject: RE: Bonny Doon- The Banks o' Doon
Scots aften-aft-afttimes is equivalent to English often-oft.
Anyone quoting Burns should know that.
(English used by Hall-McGregor, whoever they are, which puts them beyond the pale).
Harrumpff!

Several uses of aft-
Aft (after) is one, and given apt quotation in the OED.- "At aft-meals, who shall paye for the wine?" (Thynne, 1608).

Neither has to do with the rear end of whatever.