Interesting word of the day

The word skell appears in a lot of American police television shows (NYPD Blue, Third Watch, Law and Order). It refers to a con artist, tramp, beggar or homeless person. Or a rascal, rogue, mischief-maker.

This is similar to the Dutch word schelm, the Afrikaans word skelm and the older Swedish word skälm.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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