I'm currently reading a book by Reginald Hill called The Stranger House but while reading the author's note the first word came up and it's POWSOWDY if needed here's a quote of the sentence:
" But most of the action of The Stranger House takes place in Cumbria, England, which is the powsowdy the politicians made thirty years ago of the grand old counties of Cumberland and Westermorland, with segments of Lancashire and Yorkshire stapled on to straighten the boundaries and make it fit more easily into a filing cabinet."
and the second question is about the "am",I read a sentence which I haven't in mind yet but the author uses the am without I (by the second time) first he wrote something like "I am...then am...!" What's about that and when it's time to use this kind.
What's an even break? Here's the poem that include this one:
"Here's some advice a youngster should listen to,
helpful if taken to heart.
Be loud against evil wherever you see it;
never give your enemy an even break."
It's taken out of the same book and its quote out of "The Sayings Of The High One" (Poetica Edda)
Regarding to the I (am) - thing, I understand in the way that I should speak or write or whatever one time, I mean "I am" and after that I can say / write it without the I ? Right? (This means the same sentence so I guess?)