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The Oxford and Webster’s are extremely strict when deciding on the origin of a word and never give in to popular usage. If there is documentary proof of a word’s origin, it is given. If not, the word is said to be of ‘unkn origin’.

Andrew Valente06/10/2020 13:28

The term scarecrow goes back much further than the 19th century.

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Where does shebang come from and is shenanigan as Irish as it sounds?

Andrew Valente03/06/2020 15:16

John Lennon

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All assassinations are murders but not all murders are assassinations.

Andrew Valente13/11/2019 09:57

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One term we talked about was ‘just the ticket’.

Andrew Valente29/08/2019 11:18