Jail




 
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February 6th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 

Topic: Jail


Now this word came about due to a prison in Jail Lane in London This prison right beside Southwark Bridge in the south side of the River Thames. The street is still there but the prison has long since gone.
February 7th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Interesting, thanks LeEnfield.
February 8th, 2006  
babyboy4u363
 
 
If so, why is the traditional english spelling of the word "Gaol"?
Just a thought.

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February 8th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
Hmm...Strange stuff.
February 11th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Here's one of the more interesting gaols.

Gaol must be the ancient Gaellic for jail, I see how the word could have evolved.

http://www.ruthingaol.co.uk/English.htm
February 11th, 2006  
MilidarUSMC
 
 
does the english pronounce it the same way?
February 12th, 2006  
babyboy4u363
 
 
Yeah, its one of those words that sound the same things.. Interesting, bear with me, I'll be a geek and look up the etymology.

EDIT - here it is

jail c.1275, gayhol, from O.N.Fr. gaiole and O.Fr. jaole, both meaning "a cage, prison," from M.L. gabiola, from L.L. caveola, dim. of L. cavea "cage." Both forms carried into M.E.; now pronounced "jail" however it is spelled. Norman-derived gaol (preferred in Britain) is "chiefly due to statutory and official tradition" [OED]. The verb "to put in jail" is from 1604. Jailbird is 1603, an allusion to a caged bird. Jail-break "prison escape" is from 1910. Jail bait "girl under the legal age of consent" is attested from 1934.

gaol see jail, you tea-sodden football hooligan.
February 12th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
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February 12th, 2006  
Navy Boy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Now this word came about due to a prison in Jail Lane in London This prison right beside Southwark Bridge in the south side of the River Thames. The street is still there but the prison has long since gone.
Interesting stuff LeEnfield.
February 13th, 2006  
MilidarUSMC
 
 
damn thats pretty interesting stuff