[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Sat May 26 12:24:13 IST 2012


Shippen or shippon is an English dialect word < OE scypen. It means 'cowshed, cattle shed' and is related to the word 'shop'.


On 26 May 2012, at 12:09, Herbie Blackburn wrote:

> Delia mentioned ‘the Ship Inn in Mousehole’ and this reminded of a friend who used to live on the edge of Dartmoor, with Granddad and Aunty, who all called the milking parlour on their farm in Milton Combe something like ‘the Shippen’ – any Cornish / Dumnonian explanation for this? It always sounded a bit like ‘Ship Inn’, but was very obviously not a pub.
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