Tag Archives: etymology

Batfowling

TweetGood morning, Weinerworkers. It’s time for one of my favorite etymologies. It may come as a surprise to you to learn that the phrase “to beat around the bush,” has an old (and sadly non-pornographic) origin. It all starts with … Continue reading

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Random Thought

TweetGeek that I am, I’m a big fan of the Allan Quatermain books by H. Rider Haggard. While walking home yesterday, it occurred to me that if you flip the R and E, you get Quatremain, which (loosely translated) in … Continue reading

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