Phrase Etymology

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Phrase Etymology

Postby Slava » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:42 pm

Titled One for the Road's Scholar, this is a nice piece on the phrases One for the Road and On the Wagon. It debunks an e-mail with extreme folk etymology that is currently making the rounds.

http://www.snopes.com/language/phrases/wagon.asp

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Postby Slava » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:34 pm

For more on Phrase Etymology, try:

The Phrase Finder

and

Historically Speaking.

The first is the older and better of the two, but the second's not bad.
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