Posted by ESC on July 16, 2003
In Reply to: 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.