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Re: Nice little article: a few origins

Posted by ESC on July 16, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Nice little article: a few origins posted by Bob on July 15, 2003

: : See
: : http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/referenceandlanguages/story/0,6000,975998,00.html
: : for some leisurely lexicography

: I especially liked the origins of "to curry favo(u)r" which has a loopy history.

I like the "hobbit" origin.