By Webb Garrison
Once upon a time…
Tying the knot really concerned tying a knot-not asserting vows. in the meantime, a pondering cap wasn’t only a adorable thought for schoolchildren, yet a precise hat worn by way of students within the center Ages. Oh, and in the event you make no bones approximately anything, you have to examine your self fortunate you aren’t choking on a chook foot.
What’s in a Word? solutions the query it poses, greater than 300 occasions over. You’ll research which part of the mattress is the incorrect aspect, and why the observe “nickname” is just the fabricated from slurred speech. Webb Garrison’s etymological trip throughout the origins of phrases and words, either universal and imprecise, is bound to fascinate wordsmiths of each stripe.
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