Noboru
While I was reading E.B.White's book "Charlotte's Web.", a super popular children's book in the US, I came across a line as follows : "And right spang in the middle of the web there were the words 'Some Pig' " (p.80) Could anyone please explain what the word 'spang' means? I cannot find this word in my dictionary or any other online dictionary. https://www.amazon.co.jp/Charlottes-Web-Trophy-Newbery-White/dp/0064400557
Nov 4, 2021 7:54 PM
Answers · 10
Nothing to add to the definitions already posted. I just wanted to say that EB White was inventive and loved to use unusual or sometimes made-up words in his books including Charlotte's Web. Another way to express the same idea using more common words is, "smack dab in the middle of the web."
November 4, 2021
"Smack in the middle" would be a little more up to date expression, at least in North America. "In the centre of the web were the words "Some Pig"" is the plain English way to say it.
November 4, 2021
“Spang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spang. Accessed 4 Nov. 2021. Definition of spang 1: to a complete degree 2: in an exact or direct manner : SQUARELY
November 4, 2021
Right in the center of the web
November 4, 2021
HOW TO USE SPANG IN A SENTENCE There was warm work ahead—and it would be warmer if Hank and Spang tried to block proceedings with the runabout.
November 4, 2021
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