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Re: "awkward squad"/ sayings

Posted by ESC on January 19, 2005

In Reply to: "Awkward squad"/ sayings posted by SR on January 19, 2005

: While reading one of my old books, "Reed's Word Lessons" published by Charles E. Merrill Co. of New York in 1907, I came upon a lesson that instructs the writer to 'join the "akward squad."' Any ideas on origin and meaning?
: The book also contains some wonderful unattributed sayings. Is anyone familiar with...
: 'Error is not always guilt.'
: 'Our doubts are traitors.'
: 'Make no truce with error.'
: Again, I appreciate your responses.
: SR

I looked in a youth slang book and an old college slang book and didn't find it.