Alfred vs Sus - What's the difference?

alfred | sus |

As a proper noun alfred

is alfred the great, early king of england.

As a noun sus is

stainless steel.



(Alfred the Great)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • Alfred the Great, early king of England
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  • * 1980 Graham Greene: Doctor Fisher of Geneva, or the Bomb Party
  • Unfortunately for me my father had combined diplomacy with a study of Anglo-Saxon history and, of course with my mother's consent, he gave me the name of Alfred , one of his heroes ( I believe she had boggled at Aelfred ). This Christian name, for some inexplicable reason, had become corrupted in the eyes of our middle-class world; it belonged exclusively now to the working class and was usually abbreviated to Alf. Perhaps that was why Doctor Fisher, the inventor of Dentophil Bouquet, never called me anything but Jones, even after I married his daughter.
  • * 1998 , A Place Like This , Univ. of Queensland Press, ISBN 0702229849, page 86:
  • You give a kid a name like Cameron / or Alfred , or something like that, / and they end up wearing glasses / and looking at computers for the rest of their life.


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  • suspicion (in terms of a sus law)
  • * 2002 , Simon James, British Government: A Reader in Policy Making (page 84)
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