One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
1Chiefly Scottish. Belonging to or dwelling in the south of Britain; southern; especially. English as distinguished from Scottish.
2Belonging to or dwelling in the south of a region, especially the Southern states of the United States.
3Chiefly Scottish. Relating to or characteristic of England; English.
4Relating to or characteristic of the Southern states of the United States.
nounEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
1Chiefly Scottish. A native of England; an Englishman.
2Chiefly Scottish. Treated as plural, and frequently with the. English people regarded collectively. Now rare.
4Generally. A native or inhabitant of the southern part of a country or region.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Hary (c1440–c1492), poet. Originally a variant of southern, distinguished in form in the senses below, probably with influence from Saxon or Briton.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.