Posted by Cazee carew on June 25, 2004
In Reply to: What is a glib? posted by Smokey Stover on June 23, 2004
thank you SS 'I still cannot fathom why we say 'glib tongue' I know it means smooth talker, a well oiled tongue would this then refer to the irish 'glib' being combed smooth and well oiled (brylcreamed)I say this 'tongue in cheek' of course.Why a GLIB tongue?
: In a previous response I provided a definition of glib as it is usually used, that is, as an adjective. Had you mentioned the facial association I would have told you that glib can mean, as the OED says, "A thick mass of matted hair on the forehead and over the eyes, formerly worn by the Irish." There are other meanings of glib, the noun, but this seems to be the facial one. SS